Nigerian doctors in the British Isles, under the umbrella of the Medical association of Nigerians Across Great Britain (MANSAG), are gathering in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for their 21st scientific conference and annual general meeting on October 22-24, 2010.
The theme of the 3 day conference, to be held at the Copthorne Hotel in Newcastle, is “Optimising Your Professional Potential”. The Honorable Federal Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the opening session.
Over the years, MANSAG has developed a robust mentoring program for Nigerian trainees and medical students in the UK. At this year’s conference, a special session will be devoted to updating these up-and-coming doctors on training and career opportunities in various medical and dental specialties in the UK.
MANSAG President, Dr. Dilly Anumba, has said that the Newcastle conference is already “promising to be a very exciting meeting, with guests expected from all across the globe”. He invited ANPA members to join their UK counterparts as they have done in previous years, noting the strong partnership between both diaspora organizations of Nigerian physicians. Dr. Anumba hailed ANPA for “blazing the trail in the engagement of the Medical Diaspora with our home country”.