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
Mouzinho Saide
Eduardo Samo Gudo Junior
Mohsin Sidat

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

Fatimah Abdulkareem, Nigeria
Prisca Olabisi Adejumo, Nigeria
Davies Adeloye, Nigeria
Joseph Agboeze, Nigeria
Oseremen Aisuodionoe-Shadrach, Nigeria
Olusegun Ajenifuja, Nigeria
Olusegun Issac Alatise, Nigeria
Kwanele Asante, South Africa
Chioma Asuzu, Nigeria
Stephen Avery, United States
Olutosin A Awolude, Nigeria
Hanna Naa Gogwe Ayettey Anie, Ghana
Chibuike Ogwuegbu Chigbu, Nigeria
Henry Ddungu, Uganda
Uwemedimbuk Smart Ekanem, Nigeria
Pedro Fernandez, South Africa
Joel Fokom Domgue, Cameroon
Surbhi Grover, Botswana
Abiola Ibraheem, United States
Mohamed Jalloh, Senegal
Mamadou Kaba, South Africa
Dinah Kassaman, Kenya
T Peter Kingham, United States
Nwamaka Lasebikan, Nigeria
Wijden Mahfoudh, Tunisia
Achille Manirakiza, Rwanda
Sulma Mohammed, United States
Susan Citonge Msadabwe-Chikuni, Zambia
Lucy Muchiri, Kenya
Alice Musibi, Kenya
Michael Mwatsuma Mwachiro, Kenya
Ntokozo Ndlovu, Zimbabwe
Twalib Ngoma, Tanzania
Wilfred Ngwa, United States
Obiageli Eunice Nnodu, Nigeria
Gabriel Olabiyi Ogun, Nigeria
Olufemi Ogunbiyi, Nigeria
Beatrice Mgboro Ohaeri, Nigeria
Naomi Oyoe Ohene Oti, Ghana
Tonia Onyeka, Nigeria
Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Botswana
Timothy Rebbeck, United States
Fidel Rubagumya, Rwanda
Mazvita Sengayi, South Africa
Cyprien Shyirambere, Rwanda
Hannah Simonds, South Africa
Neo Tapela, Botswana
Lygia Vieira Lopes, Angola
Seth Wiafe, United States

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