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Journal of Radiography & Radiation Sciences

2009;  (v 1): 1-31

 

Book of Abstracts, 2009 (PACORI)

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WELCOME MESSAGE


The 5th biennial scientific conference of the Pan African Congress of Radiology and Imaging has commenced this week in Abuja, Nigeria with the theme: Challenges of Radiological Practice in Africa. The last PACORI scientific meeting held two years ago in Kampala, Uganda where hosting privilege for this year’s conference was granted to the West African sub-region.


 

This conference is unique because for the first time, all the professional associations in Nigeria involved in medical imaging namely: Association of Radiologists of West Africa (ARAWA), Association of Radiographers of Nigeria (ARN), Nigerian Association of Medical Physicists (NAMP) and Nigerian Institute of Biomedical Engineers (NIBE) are holding their annual society meetings at the same venue and time. The new, modern and fast growing city of Abuja offers participants a pleasant atmosphere to blend science, technology, social and cultural events.


 

A pre-conference workshop on vascular ultrasound will herald the activities of this year’s congress. Members of the local organizing committee have worked tirelessly these past two years to ensure that a detailed programme is packaged to cater for broad needs of various stakeholders in the PACORI enterprise.


 

The scientific sessions promise to offer stimulating presentations by speakers from within and outside Africa. The Gala Night/Dinner will provide an opportunity for a social evening that creates a perfect setting for participants to unwind, relax and enjoy special Nigerian cuisine, music and cultural dances.


 

As usual, industry representatives will provide exhibitions and product presentations on the latest developments in the manufacture of radiological hardware and technological advances; they have been quite supportive of this conference through sponsorship.


 

Guided tours have been arranged so that delegates and accompanying persons can explore the natural beauty of Abuja landscape, its environs and the rich cultural heritage of the Nigerian people.


 

Finally, on behalf of the LOC, we welcome you to the conference and wish you a memorable and pleasant stay in the city of  Abuja.


 

Prof  DA  Nzeh

President, PACORI & Chairman LOC


 

Dr  AO  Akanno

Conference Secretary, PACORI 2009

 


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