No fewer than 30 Nigerian physicians and researchers alongside their counterparts from other parts of the world will participate in the sixth congress of the African Middle East Association of Gastroenterology, AMAGE, holding in Tinapa, Calabar, Cross River State, from Thursday.
Organised in collaboration with the Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria, SOGHIN, the congress will be attended by specialist in diseases of the digestive system (Gastroenterologists).
A statement by the President of the AMAGE Congress, Prof. Hussein Abdel-Hamid of Egypt and the General Secretary, Prof. Olusegun Ojo of Nigeria, said the congress was also expected to feature papers on Africa health in general.
It added that Nigeria was chosen to host the congress because of its position as one of the important gates to Sub-Saharan African region.
Expected speakers include AMAGE Secretary-General, Prof. Olusegun Ojo; Chairman Local Organising Committee, Calabar, Prof. Rowland Ndoma-Egba; President of the Nigerian scientific committee of the congress, Prof. Musa Mohamed Borodo, among others.