Committees

Behind the scenes of the AORTIC 2019 Conference there are a number of exceptional individuals hard at work on various committees:

Local Organising Committee

Chair: Cesaltina Lorenzoni

Carla Carrilho
Eduardo Samo Gudo Junior
Mouzinho Saide
AORTIC Secretariat: Belmira Rodrigues
Conference Organiser: Karen Hilliard

Scientific Programme Committee

Chair: Jean-Marie Kabongo Mpolesha, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Programme Director: Verna Vanderpuye, Ghana

Bello Abubakar, Nigeria
Dafalla Abuidris, Sudan
Kwanele Asante, South Africa
Carla Carrilho, Mozambique
Nazik Hammad, Canada
Peter Kingham, USA
Cesaltina Lorenzoni, Mozambique
Olufemi Ogunbiyi, Nigeria
Nestory Masalu, Tanzania
Miriam Mutebi, Kenya
Eduardo Samo Gudo Junior, Mozambique
Mouzinho Sade, Mozambique
Hannah Simonds, South Africa
Cristina Stefan, South Africa
Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, Ghana

AORTIC Secretariat: Belmira Rodrigues
Programme Secretariat: Karen Hilliard and Leigh Pender

Abstract Review Panel

Programme Director: Verna Vanderpuye, Ghana

Olusegun Ajenifuja, Nigeria
Kwanele Asante, South Africa
Chioma Asuzu, Nigeria
Stephen Avery, USA
James Cherry, USA
Surbhi Grover, Botswana
Peter Kingham, USA
Lygia Vieira Lopes, Angola
Emmanuel Luyirika, Uganda
Nestory Masalu, Tanzania
Michael Mwatsuma Mwachiro, Kenya
Mohamed Jalloh, Senegal
Sulma Mohammed, USA
Lucy Muchiri, Kenya
Wilfred Ngwa, USA
Obiageli Eunice Nnodu, Nigeria
Ntokozo Ndlovu, Zimbabwe
Olufemi Ogunbiyi, Nigeria
Olufunmilayo Olopade, USA
Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Botswana
Timothy Rebbeck, USA

Programme Secretariat: Karen Hilliard and Leigh Pender
AORTIC Secretariat: Belmira Rodrigues

AORTIC Executive Council

Cristina Stefan, President
Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, President-Elect
Jean-Marie Kabongo Mpolesha, Immediate Past President
Verna Vanderpuye, Secretary Treasurer
Kwanele Asante, Secretary Treasurer-Elect

Vice-Presidents
Achille Aurele Mbassi, Central Africa
Lucy Muchiri, East Africa
Dafalla Abuidris, North Africa
Hannah Simonds, Southern Africa
Chiomo Asuzu, West Africa
Frank Chinegwundoh, Europe
Nazik Hammad, North America
Naomi Ohene Oti, Nursing

Council Members
Serigne Magueye Gueye, Constitution
Lygia Vieira Lopes, PALOP
Timothy Rebbeck, Research

AORTIC Secretariat

Belmira Rodrigues, Managing Director
Lavender Nyoni
Khatija Osman
Skye Wilson