Èkó Àkéte 2024

Theme: Beyond Strategies and Goals: Reaching Every Child in Nigeria with Optimal Care

Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos

Conference Venue

15th - 16th January, 2024

Pre - Conference Workshops Date

17th - 19th January, 2024

Conference Date

Book of Abstracts

PANConf 2024


Our children are our most important national assets, the key to the future of our country. Unfortunately, we do not have all the time in the world to tweak them and point them and the nation in the right direction. So, when we talk about poor health indices such as high newborn, infant, and under-5 mortality, we have an idea of the significantly little time we have to play around with. Now is the time to act. The year 2030 is around the corner when we should have lowered under-5 mortality to a maximum of 25 child deaths per 1000 live births, and neonatal mortality to a maximum of 12 newborn deaths per 1000 live births. Presently, the number for under-5 mortality is 102 and that for newborn is 34. It is obvious we have an uphill, albeit not an insurmountable, task ahead.

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Dear Delegate,

Welcome to the webpage of the 55th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria; PANConf Eko Akete 2024. It is with the greatest pleasure that the LOC is inviting you to our conference that promises to offer a unique experience for both local and international delegates.

The  conference theme is “Beyond Strategies and Goals: Reaching Every Child in Nigeria with Optimal Care” and Dr. Olufemi Mobolaji-Lawal (former PAN President) will deliver the inaugural Bolaji Ajenifuja Annual Memorial Lecture at the opening ceremony. The lecture will focus on how we can move from drafting excellent policies to implementing them for the best outcomes of Nigeria’s children.

The pre-conference workshops from the various paediatric subspecialties will provide a wealth of information and knowledge that interested delegates should not miss. There will be daily master classes webinar for both trainee members as well as for our more senior members.

The submission of abstracts is open and can be done via the  conference website. We look forward to seeing the excellent researches you have diligently conducted and salute your contribution to knowledge.

We encourage you to register and pay online to attend the conference. We implore you to come with your smart phones and tablets as we shall make this conference as green as possible. Also come prepared to visit historic sites in Lagos and take a ride on our electric train.

We cannot wait to welcome you and hope you are as excited as we are to have you in the centre of excellence and the city of aquatic splendour. Eko Akete!

Dr. Olaseinde Eletu

Chairman LOC PANConf Eko Akete 2024


Early bird registration ends 3rd October 2023 
Regular registration ends Monday 31st December 2023
Late/on-site registration starts 1st January 2024


International Delegates

Applications Are Open For 2024 PAN Awards.

The Paediatric Association of Nigeria is calling for nominations and submissions for the following awards for the Year 2024:

The Kunle Ijaiya Prize: This was instituted in memory of Dr. Kunle Ijaiya. The prize is awarded to the best oral scientific presentation made by a Paediatric Resident during the annual meeting of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PANCONF). The award comprises a cash prize and a plaque.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a resident at the time of presentation.
  • Must have been inducted as a trainee member of PAN and be financially up-to-date at time of abstract submission.

This prize was instituted by Prof. William Ogala and it is awarded to the best Institution with a paper presentation in the area of Neonatology at the annual PAN Conference. The prize consists of a cash award to the presenting author of the winning paper and a trophy to the winning Institution.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • The presented could be either a Paediatric Resident or a Consultant Paediatrician. 
  • The recipient must be a registered member of PAN (Trainee or Ordinary) in good financial standing at time of abstract submission. 
  • The paper must be in the area of Neonatal Medicine.

The Theodore Okeahialam Prize: Instituted in honour of Prof. Theodore Okeahialam, this prize is awarded to an outstanding research paper presented by a young Paediatric Fellow in the field of Child Nutrition or Social Paediatrics. It carries a cash prize and a plaque. This award is open to young Paediatric Consultants.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an Ordinary member of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria, in good financial standing at the time of abstract submission.
  • Must be a Fellow of LESS THAN 5 YEARS of the Faculty of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or the West African College of Physicians.
  • Must submit a research abstract detailing a substantive work in either Child Nutrition or Social Paediatrics or both.
  • Must be the first/lead author of the research work that forms the basis for the award.
  • The work should be original research focused on Nigerian children in the area or Child Nutrition or Social Paediatrics.
  • The research work must be presented at any of the scientific sessions during the PANCONF by the Lead Author being considered for the prize.
  • Publication of the research work within the preceding 12 months in a high-impact academic journal will constitute an advantage. An indication of acceptance by the journal editor will be acceptable evidence.

The AdeGrange Award: The award for outstanding contributions in Maternal and Child Health in the sub region was instituted by the AdeGrange Foundation (founded by Dr. Adenike Grange) and it is open to Nigerian Paediatricians practising in any country of the world. It carries a cash prize and a plaque.

Eligibility Criteria:


  •  Be a Nigerian Paediatrician; preferably working in Nigeria in a multi-disciplinary environment but could be a partner researcher working in the Diaspora after having worked in Nigeria for a period of at least 10 years.
  • Be of high moral standing in the community and among colleagues.
  • Be of Consultant status and should have demonstrated his or her commitment to his/her chosen line of investigation for the purpose of generating evidence for the development of relevant policies or improvement of policy dialogue in Nigeria. ● Have published relevant papers in peer-reviewed journals nationally and internationally.
  • Submit a research abstract of a landmark publication.
  • Have participated in making presentations at national and international levels on this topic.
  1. All applicants for Kunle Ijaiya, William Ogala or Theodore Okeahialam Prize are required to submit their abstracts using the abstract link https://pan-ng.org/panconf/submitabstract/.
  2. Those applying for either the Theodore Okeahialam or AdeGrange Prize should submit relevant documents to [email protected] with copy to [email protected], and [email protected] on or before midnight of 30 November 2023:
  • Detailed and Current Curriculum
  • The curriculum vitae for the AdeGrange award must in addition to other relevant information, have the underlisted included:
    • A list of papers published in local or regional journals.
    • A list of papers published in international journals.
    • Applicant’s H-index.
    • A list of candidates supervised at the Fellowship or PhD level.
    • Research abstract with the published article (where applicable).

NB: Case reports, case series and reviews will not be considered for any of the awards.

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Dr. Omotola Majiyagbe

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