ANPA Winter Board Meeting: New Orleans, 11/5/2016

Dear ANPA Members:

It’s official that the ANPA EXCO and Board of Directors, with their ubiquitous presence and passionate commitment to ANPA vision of a healthier Nigeria in a healthier World, have delivered another round of a successful Winter Board Retreat in New Orleans.
Our host, the New Orleans Chapter, lavished us to a great reception on Friday night, above a house roof top with a panoramic view of the City and fed us with delicious Nigerian meal while incorporating ANPA message of goodwill and patriotism.
The Saturday Agenda was rightfully fulfilled with details of the minutes to follow.

ANPA President Johnson Adeyanju makes opening statement at Board meeting.
Financial report presented by President-elect, Charmaine Emelife
Program co-Chair Ben Nwomeh presents 2017 convention theme and program.
Wale Suleiman, Chair of ANPA New Orleans welcomes Board members.
Board Members
Board members
Board members


DNPT President makes his presentation.
L to R: ANPA President, Ada Igonoh and child, Julius Kpaduwa ( ANPA Past President)
L to R: Mike Etomi (Past President), Johnson Adeyanju (ANPA President), Julius Kapduwa (Past President) and Nkem Chukwumerije (Immediate Past President)
ANPA President’s speech at the post board meeting reception.

The Saturday night reception was graced by the presidential message, host education, ANPA history, participants mingling and enhanced camaraderie.

Wale Sulaiman welcomes members to the reception
Members of the Executive Committee ANPA New Orleans.
In the middle: Dr Okoro (Chair ANPA Georgia) with spouse (left) and Barbara Onyia (Chair-elect, ANPA Houston) on the right
L to R: Tagbo Ekwonu (Chair IT Committee), Soji Adelekun (Chair ANPA Carolinas), Mike Etomi (ANPA Past President) and Phillip Igbinadolor (Chair Dental Committee)
Board meeting Attendees at the reception.
L to R: Charmaine Emelife (ANPA President-elect) and Chinyere Anyaogu (Chair, membership Committee)
Wale Sulaiman and Spouse
Board meeting Attendees
Professor Scot Emuakpor makes a remark at the reception.

Important dates to save and remember.
1. Next Annual Scientific Assembly Convention and Gathering :June 21-25, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia at the Westin Buckhead.
2. ANPA/ADIPT Week: April 24-28, 2017. Details to follow.
3. Congratulations to North Texas Chapter for receiving unanimous vote to host the 2018 Annual Scientific Convention in Dallas.
Process already in motion to secure the Gaylord Resort Center as the venue.

The messages from those of you who called for being unable to make it due to unforeseen circumstances are very well appreciated.
Many thanks to our sponsors, guests, and attendees for their presence.
Countless thanks to the New Orleans Chapter, the great efforts of Dr. Wale Sulaiman and his team for such a superb job.
Wishing you all the best in the coming weeks as you get prepared for the coming holidays.

Johnson Adeyanju, MD, FACP, Author
ANPA President

1 Comment

  • Charmaine Emelife, November 13, 2016 @ 11:45 pm

    Indeed this was a action filled board meeting. Where else can you get a group of excellent minds capable of contributing to solving the manpower needs in Nigeria’s Healthcare arena. Let’s go make a difference all! Welcome ANPA week 4/2017.

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