Dallas: Hot Takes on Hot Topics

The 24th ANPA National Convention and Scientific Assembly recently held in Dallas, TX , introduced innovative “Hot Topics” sessions where ANPA members took turns to expound on some of the most topical and controversial subjects in medicine.

I was wowed by the depth and breadth of expertise on display, and  I should have learned a lot. But I was too preoccupied worrying about speakers going over their times that all I took away were the following.

Aham Onyike: you might be the only orthopod that knows words like “propinquity”

Ngozi Osuagwu: does one have to give up Nkwobi to live in a blue zone? Asking for a friend.

Obiageli U Ogbata, MD and Uchenna L. Umeh, MD were active participants at the scientific session

Oby Ogbata: take a bow for this lady – gave a flawless presentation even after I loaded the wrong version of her slides

Ify Osunkwo: I’m never prescribing opioids again without feeling guilty

Chi Chi Anyaogu: Ify’s sister, Ify’s sister  (let’s make this trend)

Obi Ekwenna: tufiakwa, getting a Hep C- infected transplant shall never be my portion….

Kwavi Agbeyegbe: could you teach everyone else how to make simple, bold, easy to read slides?

Kingsley Agbeyegbe: your next talk should be “Transition from Clinical Practice: Livin’ la Vida Loca

Marco Onuigbo: all I wanna know is how can I fix baby hernias in Naija through telemedicine?

Charles Dike: dude, what other presidential psych malady do you have up your sleeves for our silver jubilee convention? (you might get more than 15 minutes..)

Stanley Okoro: you have your own paid social media director for real?

Phillip Igbinadolor: do they make CPAP masks that won’t give the kids nightmares?

Charmaine Emelife: you gave a coffee lecture made on a coffee bean PowerPoint template; hmm, you no hear one, Madam President…

Get ready to send me your 2019 Hot Topic Ideas soon.


  • Abraham Osinbowale, MD, July 10, 2018 @ 1:53 am

    Good take and good job, Ben. How about Dr. Owosho’s talk on HPV, “possible universal anti-HPV vaccination” and saving the almighty mouth or Dr. Ogungbo’s medical journalism in educating the ever trusting, religiously naive Nigerian public in preventing unnecessary morbidity and mortality? Good conference overall albeit unconventional! Abraham Osinbowale, MD

  • Nkem Chukwumerije, July 10, 2018 @ 1:54 am

    Thanks for these comments. Hot topics are good. Keep the concept going and develop further

  • Charmaine Emelife, July 10, 2018 @ 4:30 am

    Just reading about this makes me want to know when the next series will occur. Can’t miss this quality of work at display. I am certainly not heading into the “blue zone” yet. Need to hear more. Guess I have to wait for DC. No problems! I hear it’s June 25th,2019.

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