Programme

Preliminary Programme

Pre-conference Workshops

  1. Title: IBRO-ARC Zebrafish as a Tool for Neuroscience Research in Africa: The Time to Start is Now!

Date 21st – 23rd October, 2021.        

Venue: University of Ghana

Organizers: Dr Lily Paemka (LPaemka@ug.edu.gh or leepaemka@gmail.com) and Dr Patrick Amoateng (PAmoateng@ug.edu.gh)

  1. Title: IBRO-ARC 13th Teaching Tools Workshop in Africa

Date:  22nd – 26th October, 2021.

Venue: Fiesta Royale Hotel, 13 George W. Bush Highway, Accra

Organizer: Prof Sharon Juliano (sharon.juliano@usuhs.edu)

Post-Conference Workshops

  1. Title: IBRO-ARC School on Neuropharmacology Research and Drug Development

Date: 31st October to 3rd November, 2021

Venue: Miklin Hotel, Apamtse Street, East Legon, Accra, Ghana

Organizers: Prof. Martha I. Dávila-García (mdavila-garcia@Howard.edu) and Dr. Robert Peter Biney (robert.biney@ucc.edu.gh)

  1. Title: IBRO-ARC School on Genomics Editing for Neuroscience Research

Date 31st October – 6th November, 2021.     

Venue: University of Ghana

Organizers: Dr Patrick Amoateng (PAmoateng@ug.edu.gh)

Wednesday 27th October
8:00 – 17:00 Registration
9:00 – 10:45 Welcome & Official Opening Session

SONA President/LOC Chair

Keynote Address by Prof. Tracy Bale

10:45 - 11:15 Cocoa Break
11:15 – 12:00 Plenary Talk 1: Prof. Samuel Kombian
12:00 - 14:00 Parallel Symposia 1 & 2
Symposia 1

Teaching during a pandemic: A Panel Discussion.

Organizers: Prof. Sharon Juliano (Main Organiser), Dr Mahmoud Bukar Maina and Dr Yunusa Mohammed Garba

Symposia 2

E-BRAINS Symposium

 

14:00 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 - 15:30 Plenary Talk 2: Dr. Mie Rizig
15:30-17:45 Parallel Oral Sessions (Oral presentations @ 15 min/Talk)
17:30 – 19:30 Akwaaba Reception

 

Thursday 28th October
7:30 – 17:00 Registration
9:00 – 10:00 Plenary Talk 4: Prof. Zul Merali
10:00 – 10:45 Parallel Sessions (Oral presentations @ 15 min/Talk)
10:45 – 11:15 Cocoa Break
11:15 – 13:15 Parallel Symposium 3 & 4
Symposia 3

Neuroimmunology Symposium.

Organizers: Prof Willias Masocha and Prof Roberto Furlan

Symposia 4

Socio-Cultural Practices and Neurodevelopmental/Neurodegenerative Diseases. Organizers: Dr Moses Ekong and Dr. Olaitan Asuquo

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 Plenary Talk 3: IBRO-Kavli Lecture
14:45 – 15:15 SPONSORS SLOT
15:15-16:30 Parallel Sessions (Oral presentations @ 15 min/Talk)
16:30 – 17:00 Cocoa Break
17:00 – 18:15 Parallel Sessions (Oral presentations @ 15 min/Talk)
18:15 – 19:00 IBRO Alumni Meet and Greet & Reception
Friday 29th October
8:00 – 17:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:45 Plenary Talk 5: Dr Albert K Akpalu: Neuroinfections in West Africa
9:45 – 11:45 Parallel Symposia 3 & 4
Symposia 3

Environmental effects on CNS neurodevelopment and adult function and structure.

Organizers: Prof Sharon Juliano and Dr Francis Tanam Djankpa

Symposia 4

Environmental neurotoxicity and therapeutic potentials of natural agents.

Organizer: Dr. Zainab M. Bauchi

 
11:45 – 12:00 Cocoa Break  
12:00 – 14:00 IBRO Global Engagement and Outreach Event

Panel Discussion – Drug Addiction: Comparing National Responses in African Countries.

Organizer: Prof Amadi O. Ihunwo

 
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break  
15:00 – 15:45 Plenary Talk 6: Prof. Bruno Frenguelli  
15:45 – 16:15 SPONSORS’ SLOT  
16:15 – 18:15 Parallel Sessions (Oral presentations @ 15 min/Talk)  
18:15– 19:00 SONA Exco & Governing Council Meeting  
19:00 – 20:00 Sponsors’ Cocktail  
Saturday 30th October
8:00 – 10:00 Registration
9:30 – 10:30 Plenary Talk 7: James Kimani Award Lecture – Dr Lihle Qulu
10:30 – 11:00 Cocoa Break
11:00 – 13:00 Parallel Symposia 5 & 6
Symposium 5

Science Communication Workshop.

Organizers: Dr Thomas Tagoe and Dr Mahmoud Bukar Maina

Symposium 6

Women in Neuroscience Symposium

Organizers: Dr Chinna Orish and Prof Martha Isabella Davila-Garcia

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:45 Public Engagement Activity/Guided Tour Virtual Poster Session – Online Engagements with Poster presenters
15:45 – 16:30 Plenary Talk 8: Prof. James Adjaye
16:30 – 18:30 SONA AGM and Election and Closing

LOC Chair/ SONA Secretary General

19:00 – 20:30 SONA Conference Banquet