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Welcome address from the Chairperson, Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

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Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to this conference and I am very honoured that Port Harcourt was chosen as the host city for the NAD /ASDV conference and scientific meeting.

This conference offers an opportunity for Dermatologists in Nigeria and Africa to share best practices and experience in dermatology practice.

The conference theme is enhancing evidence based dermatology in a globalization era. This unique event will provide the occasion for dermatologists, researchers, industry, partners and other stakeholders to work towards extending the boundaries of dermatology globally.

We aim to increase collaboration across geographic, political and economic borders to strengthen our specialty and improve skin health for everyone.

This meeting will be an auspicious occasion where we take stock, unify our plans and chart new ways forward.

This is the first time that NAD Conference and ASDV meeting will be held in the garden city of Port Harcourt the capital of Rivers State, in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria with an ethnically diverse population of about 3,325,000million. Port Harcourt is a vibrant city with large deposits of crude oil and natural gas which are the state’s major mineral resources. The main industrial activities in the state are located in Port Harcourt. Rivers State has a network of rivers and mangrove swamps with many towns located in the riverine areas. Visitor attractions are the Pleasure Park, shopping malls as well as good roads and bridges to ease your transportation. On the lighter side, we have bole (roasted plantain) and fish, fresh fish pepper soup, native soup and many other sumptuous indigenous delicacies to tickle your taste buds.

The hotel presidential which is a five star hotel with state of the art conference facilities and services shall be the venue of the conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to Port Harcourt and to an unforgettable NAD/ASDV Port Harcourt 2022.

Thank you and God bless.

DR DASETIMA DANDESON ALTRAIDE
VICE PRESIDENT NAD AND LOC CHAIRMAN.

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