23rd – 24th March, 2021 | Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
It’s the second edition of The Clinical Investigators’ Summit. This edition is taking a beautiful turn; it’s a 2-day event, holding at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria on March 23rd and 24th, 2021.
The intention of the 2021 Conference is to showcase what Africa has to offer the world, our strengths, ability to conduct credible trials with accurate data, networking opportunities and a learning platform for researchers and aspiring researchers.1
Over 15 Speakers who are experts in clinical research and clinical trials will be speaking live at the event3
Fast-Track Knowledge, Benchmark with the Best, Unrivalled Networking, Cost-Effective Business Development Opportunity, Pre – Scheduled face to face meetings.2
Principal Investigators, Study coordinators, Clinical Research Associates, Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Health personnels, Biochemist, Microbiologist, Cell biologist, Researchers, Final year students of biological sciences, Medical students, Pharmacy students4
Convener, "The Clinical Investigators' Summit" CEO, Clinique Research Development Limited, Nigeria
MD, CEO Likak Research, Senegal
Elizabeth Diallo is a Medical Doctor and Senior Clinical Research Associate.
She is a Cameroonian based in Dakar, Senegal and is fluent in English and French with a basic understanding of the German language.
She is a senior associate of the Margan Clinical Research Organization (MMARCRO) and has worked as a Contract Clinical Research Associate for the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, (Swiss TPH) in Basel, Switzerland, Agence Africaine de Recherché en Santé Humaine (AARSH) and Santé Plus in Dakar Senegal and Clinical Research Africa in Kenya.
Her extensive post graduate training includes training in Research Ethics, Good Clinical Practice and Vaccinology.
Her experience in monitoring phase II to IV clinical trials since 2007 has involved clinical research in a variety of infectious diseases including meningitis, tuberculosis HIV and malaria.
VP, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, 54gene, USA
Kemi Williams is a strategic and results-driven biotechnology leader with over 19 years combined experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries.
Kemi has held positions of increasing responsibility at major biotechnology companies, such as Roche, Abbott and Medtronic. Most recently, she was the Head of Clinical Affairs for Siemens Healthineers US molecular business, where she led the development of strategies, structures, and processes for delivering global clinical studies. Some of her accomplishments include active leadership of clinical trials that supported the successful launches of multiple abdominal aortic aneurysm stents, a mitral regurgitation clip for heart failure patients, and multiple in-vitro diagnostic assays and instruments for oncology, infectious diseases and women's health.
Kemi is passionate about advancing organizational strategies and is driven by a vision to deliver impactful healthcare solutions, through regulatory affairs oversight, clinical evidence generation, and scientific marketing. She holds a B.Sc, Computer Science from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and an MBA from California State University, Monterey Bay.
CEO and Co-Founder of Kaia Health Inc., USA
Dr. Innocent is the CEO and Founder of Kaia, a digital therapy company that uses AI to treat chronic back pain non-invasively we improve care and reduce costs by providing digital therapy access to the most effective back pain therapy. Patients journey are distorted by lack of transparency and inadequate treatments. The effective yet costly multi modal therapy is available to only few patients. Kaia enables a guideline oriented therapy with early stratification of chronification risk for patients and payers.
He is also the CEO and Founder of Ciba Health Inc, He is responsible for developing the business strategy for Ciba Health Inc, including establishing policies, goals and mission statements. Closely monitor company's products, services and make recommendations to help increase sales and reduce expenses. Involved with daily routines of Ciba Health Inc, including meeting with potential investors, vendors and product development.
CEO,Margan Clinical Research Organization, Ghana
Margaret Williams is a Senior Clinical Research Associate and Chief Executive Officer of Margan Clinical Research Organization (MMARCRO).
She received her MPH degree from the University of Ghana, Legon (2007), and her CRA graduate certification from the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, Canada (2011) and also has extensive post graduate training in Research Ethics and Good Clinical Practice.
She has worked as a Contract Clinical Research Associate for the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, (Swiss TPH) in Basel, Switzerland, Agence Africaine de Recherché en Santé Humaine (AARSH) and Santé Plus in Dakar Senegal and Kendle Services in South Africa.
Her experience in phase I to IV clinical trials co-ordination and monitoring since 2007 has involved clinical research in a variety of infectious diseases including rotavirus diseases, meningitis, tuberculosis and malaria.
Her vision to provide meticulous clinical trial monitoring in both Anglophone and Francophone countries enabled the strategic partnership between her and her Associate Dr. Elizabeth Diallo.
Director/Founder of RHIEOS-Ventures Ltd, United Kingdom
Larry Ajuwon founded Rhieos-Ventures in 2013. A Chemist by training, Larry has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 18 years. He has supported the development of more 30 drugs (including Sirolimus, Augmentin, Viagra, Lipitor, Enbrel, Cerezyme and Thyrogen) in multiple therapeutic areas including CNS, Oncology, Anti-infectives, Organ Transplant, Cardiovascular, Genetic disorders and Metabolic diseases.
Larry has held various senior level roles within clinical development (biometrics, clinical operations & project management) and corporate functions (legal, marketing and procurement). Larry's specialties are clinical research strategy, program leadership, R&D partnering, outsourcing, project financial benchmarking and cost analytics.
A strong advocate for global health and neglected disease research, Larry actively supports projects and initiatives in this area. RHIEOS-Ventures is building the first multi-centre sickle cell disorder registry in Nigeria and other innovations to improve the clinical research enterprise.
Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Larry worked as an Analytical chemist in the food, chemical and entertainment industries.Past and present professional memberships: RSC, ACDM, PCMG, PMI, DIA, IACCM, ISPOR and LESI.
Director UNNCECT, MBBS, FMCR, FWACS, Nigeria
Prof. Okoye founded and currently directs the University of Nigeria, Centre for Clinical Trials - UNNCECT in collaboration with the Clinical Research Center and Innovation, University of CapeTown (CRC-UCT) and the Healthy Sunrise Foundation, USA.
Her expertise in clinical trial spans over two decades and has focused on building the infrastructure for multicenter clinical trials in Nigeria. She also founded the Association for Good Clinical Practice in Nigeria and has served as a consultant to multiple national and international organizations.
Prof. Okoye chairs the Nigerian Clinical Trial Technical Working Group, whose key Diaspora Members successfully revised NAFDAC Clinical Trial Regulations in 2010 and conducted a Gap-Analysis for the Clinical Trial Unit of NAFDAC in 2012.
She has served as Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator and Research Coordinator on multiple small and large grants including the EDCTP Grant, ACS Grant and IRISH Embassy Grant. She has built a wide collaborative relationship with multiple institutions including the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Co-Founder of National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, Nigeria
Dr. Halima Bello-Manga obtained her medical degree from ABU Zaria, MBBS (ABU, Zaria), an MPH from the University of Liverpool, UK. She went on to complete her specialist training in Haematology (FMCPath) from the National Postgraduate Medical of Nigeria, NPMCN and is currently a Senior Lecturer and Consultant at Kaduna State University and Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna.
She was a recipient of the American Society of Hematology’s Visitor Training Program (ASH VTP) in 2016 and spent some time at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center learning about conducting research in sickle cell disease. She is a Vanderbilt Institute Research Development and Ethics Scholar (VIRDE) and more recently in 2019, she was among the 20 junior faculty selected to participate in the prestigious American Society of Hematology’s Clinical Research Training Institute (ASH CRTI), a year-long program focused on clinical research and career development. She was the site investigator for the recently completed NIH-funded randomized control SPRING trial.
As a recipient of the Emerging Global Leader Award (K43) which supports early-career research scientists from low to middle-income countries, Dr. Bello-Manga is the Principal Investigator for the project, “Primary Prevention of Stroke in Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia in Nigeria: Community vs Teaching Hospital,” funded by the NIH Fogarty International Center and National Institute of Neurological disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Head of Clinical Data Management Department, Innomas Clinical Research, United States
Cosmas Collins is the Head of Clinical Data Management Department at Innomas Clinical Research, his responsibilities include understanding Client Data Management needs and working with the Clinical Data Management Team to deliver high quality data that meet the needs of the protocol in a timely manner.
Cosmas has over 15 years of Clinical Data Management Experience, global experience that includes working with teams in USA, Europe, Asia and India. He has worked with Covance, PRA, IQVIA, RPS, Schering Plough and others.
Cosmas has presented at several bid defense meetings and won several studies.
He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science from the University of North London now known as London Metropolitan University in the U.K. He is an active member of Society of Clinical Data Management
Co-Founder & Head of Clinical Operations and Program Management, INNOMAS Clinical Research, New York, USA
Lisa Collins heads up the Program Management and Clinical Operations Department at INNOMAS Clinical Research.
Working closely with clients to understand their unique needs, she is responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality program deliverables meeting timelines and budgets.
With over 20 years of global drug development experience, from discovery to marketing approvals, Lisa is able to leverage her expertise and understanding of all phases of research to support our partners
Prior to establishing INNOMAS Clinical Research Lisa project managed drug development teams, led clinical operations teams while working and establishing relationships with sites, investigators and vendors across Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia
Lisa holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of Central Lancashire.
Chief Executive Officer, ClinArk, United States
Founder of Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, Nigeria
Anselm Adodo is a Catholic priest and founder of Nigeria’s foremost herbal research Institute, the Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, popularly called paxherbals.
He has over twenty years’ experience of research in the fields of Ethnography, Ethnobotany, phytomedicine and Medical Sociology and Anthropology.
He is a prominent advocate of African Herbal medicine research, indigenous knowledge systems, rural community development, health policy reform and transformation of education in Africa.
He has authored a dozen books which include the best-selling Nature Power (2000), Disease and Dietary patterns in Edo Central Nigeria. An Epidemiological Survey (2013), Integral Healing Enterprise in Africa (Routledge, 2017), The Idea of the Communiversity (Beacon Academic, 2019) and Healing Plants of Nigeria: Ethnomedicine and Therapeutic Applications (CRC Press, 2020.
Fr. Adodo is a visiting lecturer in Traditional African Medicine and African and Africa Transformation Studies at the Institute of African studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, an adjunct research Fellow of the Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Botanists and most recently, adjunct professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Founder & CEO at ACTG-CRO, Tunisia
Karim Khallout is the founder and CEO of ACTG-CRO (Africa Clinical Trials Group – Contract Research Organisation) based in Tunisia. He is an expert in clinical research and study control, clinical data and project management.
He is trilingual; fluent in English, French and Arabic.
Dr. Khallout has presented data at International and National scientific conferences in United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland and Latvia with several awards.
He has a PhD in Neurosciences, Cellular Biology and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh.
Regional Trial Manager at SanofiCity of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Nyeleti Bicky Mthombeni is based in Johannesburg South Africa.
Bicky has an extensive career in research and development in the clinical trial industry.
The experience, knowledge, and expertise gained through the occupancy of different positions in the past 15 years.
She’s distinguished as a capacity-building enthusiast within South Africa, working diligently to ensure South Africa continues to strive as a partner in medicine development.
She does this through her role as an advocate for clinical trials and through different mentorship programs associated with different sites. Remaining connected through different platforms to continuously generate and share new knowledge within the SA industry to ensure people remain informed of the new changes in the clinical trial landscape.
Bicky is an adherent of continuous education, this is seen through the commitment to education, qualified with a master's in Project Management, and MSc Pharmacology, and currently enrolled and studying towards a Ph.D. in Pharmacology with the University of Stellenbosch.
A Co-founder of CRISMO enterprise a South African Wholly owned site management organization.
She holds the position as the Chairperson of South African Research Clinical Research organization (SACRA) 2021-2024 (https://www.sacraza.com).
She is the Clinical Research Project Manager, APAC and EU Regions.
Founder & CEO Black Women in Clinical Research (BWICR), Detroit, Michigan, United States
Danielle is an experienced Clinical Research Professional who is bringing diversity and much-needed change to one of the most critical industries. She has helped many professionals increase their reach and opportunities through Black Women in Clinical Research (BWICR) and Black Men in Clinical Research (BMICR). Presently, the organization has over 2,000 active members. The mission is to educate, empower, support, and help Black women and men thrive in the clinical research industry. She earned a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Biology/Biological Sciences from Clark Atlanta University.
In the course of her career, she has developed an imperative relationship with the White House and their HBCU Initiative to ensure that key information reaches students. Danielle has been selected to participate in the Detroit Stem Entrepreneurial Excellence Program (STEEP), guiding her to become stronger as a Black woman and conquer the challenges she face as an entrepreneur and professional. Through a unique partnership with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), all her organization’s members will receive the exclusive opportunity to connect with hiring managers, HR representatives, and industry experts who will share their perspectives on various career-related tools and resources.
Danielle was selected for the ACRP Diversity Council as well.
Lastly, Danielle was a speaker on the Diversity Network forum titled, "Can Role Models Really Make a Difference?" That resulted in BWICR becoming an ambassador for the Diversity Network.
In addition to the successful work she has done as a Clinical Research Professional, She has a proven history in:
• Clinical Trial Methodology
• Regulatory Management Plans
• Training & Development
• Technical Writing