National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development All Stakeholders International Conference

Posted on: Fri 17-09-2021

International Conference on Health Access and Socio-Economic Development Beyond Covid-19: the first Multisectoral Approach to Solution Finding 

20th to 23rd September, 2021


The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) in collaboration with its local and international partners is pleased to announce an All Stakeholders International Conference on COVID-19 (ASICC-19), scheduled to hold from 20th to 23rd of September 2021, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria. 

Conference Theme: Assuring Health Access and Socio-Economic Development Beyond Covid-19


1. Global pandemics - past, present and future 

2. Approaches to health research in COVID-19 and other pandemics, 

3. Impacts of pandemics on human behavior – mental, psychological and emotional implications. 

4. Effects of pandemics on Movement and Communication (Aviation, Marine, Road, ICT, etc) 

5. Pandemics, Cultural and Religious practices - impact of practices and beliefs, approach to the future. 

6. Conspiracy theories: source, drivers, impact, solution 

7. Policy reforms in pandemic era – experiences, expectations and the role of government, private sectors and development partners. 

8. Progress in products R&D for COVID-19: 

9. Non-Pharmaceutical measures in tackling spread of diseases – supporting claims through data science. 

10. Clinical studies and approvals of emergency use of investigational new drugs in pandemic era – The right approach. 

11. Environmental impact of COVID-19 pandemic 

12. Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and the different geo-demography of the world. 

13. COVID-19 Vaccines and treatment regimens – Strategy for the future.

14. Approach to drug designs and production in pandemics – IPR issues and ethical considerations. 

15. Pandemic and rise of insecurity – lives, foods and medicines; strategy for adequate security. 

16. Safeguarding and guaranteeing regional security in pandemics fueled insecurity. 

17. Synergizing and harmonizing regional strategies to prevent, contain, treat and control pandemics

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) Idu Abuja, in keeping with its mandate of promoting better health for all through R&D and in pursuit of bespoke solution to the COVID-19 pandemic and future pandemics, wishes to announce a multidisciplinary, multisectoral, all-stakeholders' international conference on COVID-19 (ASICC-19). This will be the rst time an International Conference on COVID-19 of this scope and depth, will be held to exchange experiences, strategies and ideas, as well as synthesize bespoke strategies for handling future pandemic in a way that is ethical, transparent, inclusive and generally acceptable for the benefit of humanity. The Conference shall be onsite (physical) and online (virtual). A limited number of participants will be selected for sponsorship for onsite poster or oral presentation based on credible assessment of their submissions. 

Abstracts are therefore invited for poster and oral presentations in any of the areas related to the subthemes mentioned above. Thus, Abstracts may be in the following or related fields of study on COVID-19:

i. Health 

ii. Pharmaceutical R&D and Manufacturing 

iii. Sociology and psychology 

iv. Arts 

v. Culture 

vi. Religion 

vii. Aviation, marine and land/rail transport 

viii. Military and security 

ix. Humanitarian services 

x. Economy 

xi. International diplomacy 

xii. Agriculture 

xiii. Environment

xiv. Immigration

xv. Welfare

xvi. Policy

Deadlines and Details of Submission Process

Opening for Submission of Abstracts: June 10, 2021 

Due to Popular Demand, Submission of Abstracts Deadline now extended to August 8, 2021 

Notification of Accepted Abstracts: August 2, 2021 

Deadline for Full Manuscript Submission: August 21, 2021 

Notification of Acceptance of Full Manuscripts: August 31, 2021 

Deadline for Submission of Presentation Slides: September 7, 2021

Please note that completed Transfer of Copyright (TOC) is required along with submissions.

Submission should be made online via the Event Portal at 

Submission not made ONLINE, will not be processed.

Use a standard format as provided in the Guidelines for Abstract Submission.

For enquiries and corporate exhibition of products and services, send an email to The Chairman, Secretariat and Programme Committee at [email protected] 


Henry O. Egharevba, PhD 

Local Organizing Committee Chair

+234 805 155 9005