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Dr. Christoph Grevelding greveld at uni-duesseldorf.de
Tue Jun 15 03:12:18 EST 1999


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Dear colleagues,

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        NIGERIAN SOCIETY FOR PARASITOLOGY       Annual National Conference
        Univeristy of Port Harcourt,
        Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 20-23 October, 1999
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I am immensely pleased to invite you to attend the Annual Conference of the
Nigerian Society for Parasitology in PortHarcourt, Nigeria from October
20-23, 1999.

This year's conference is unique in several ways. The theme "PARASITOLOGY,
ENVIRONMENT AND THE INDUSTRY" as well as the subthemes, "Parasitological
indicators of Environmental degradation" and "Impact of industrial
activities on human and animal parasitic diseases" succintly address
current issues in the Delta area where oil exploration and its
environmental and social effect has generated a lot of  interests among
scientists, politicians and industrialists. The conference will bring to
Port harcourt eminent parasitologists, industrialists, environmentalists
and other interest groups from different countries to discuss for the first
time, in a non-coarsive atmosphere, parasitological issues related to
environment and industry. Keynote speakers include Professors Iwuala and
Professor Nwoke of Imo State University who will share their research
findings on human and environmental impact monitoring and Professor R.I.S.
Agbede of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria who will focus on the effect
on animal diseases.

The scientific session covers a wide range of topics that are related to
the theme. Leading researchers on community strategies for parasite
diagnosis and control have accepted to participate and make presentations.
A pre-conference workshop on DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL OF PARARSITES IN
INDUSTRY-OPERATIONAL AREAS will hold on Wednesday, 20th October 1999. The
indications are,this year's conference is holding a new, open, civil and
democratic Nigeria and there are great opportunities for updating
knowledge, exchanging skills and for developing collaboration and building
patnership with the cream of African parasitologists.

Portharcourt is at the heart of Nigeria's oil industry, a picturesque city
fondly referred to as the garden city. It is a meeting point for
environmentalists, industrialists and scientists. It is accessible from
Lagos by sea land and air.
I will be most pleased if you will take this opportunity to visit our
country in its vibrancy, openness and share in its scientific outburst
after several years of seclusion. Abstracts are now being received.

Abstracts should reach the editor before 30th August 1999.
Prof. R.I.S. Agbede
Editor, NJP
Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. e-mail roagbede at abu.edu.ng

Abstracts may be sent by e-mail. Abstract fees are waived for participants
from outside Nigeria.

Participants from overseas should please make an early contact for
accommodation, post-conference tours and sightseeing through the Chairman
of the organising committee:
Professor J.K. Udonsi,
Department of Animal and Environmental Biology,
University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt Nigeria
Phn 234 84 230890
    234 84 230880

For more general information about the Nigerian Society for Parasitology
contact:
The President, NSP, Professor Eka Braide, Department of Biological
Sciences, university of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria at ekab at unical.ankpa.net.ng

I will be very pleased to respond to inquiries and especially delighted to
see you in Port Harcourt. However if you are unable to come and would like
to be part of the deliberations, do please contact any of us for a copy of
the proceedings, book of abstracts or the journal. With best wishes of the
season.

Yours very sincerely,


Oladele B. Akogun, PhD,FRIPHH
Parasite and Tropical health Research
Federal university of Technology, Yola.
Nigeria.
e-mail akogun at cyberspace.net.ng
Phone 23475626467


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