SUPPORT FOR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT & SCHOLARLY WORK IN CANCER RESEARCH


HLF provided support to some key meetings and capacity building activities targeted towards developing, supporting and strengthening the skills of the multidisciplinary team. They include :

a. A one-day stakeholders meeting held with the LUTH team on 3rd January 2018 aimed at discussing how to improve cancer care in Nigeria through Clinical Trials and training partnerships as championed by Prof Funmi Olopade, with a keynote address delivered by Prof Sola Olopade.

b. A 2-day ARETTA Investigators meeting / Site Initiation visit which took place on the 10th & 11th of May 2018. A courtesy visit was paid to the CMD with other management staff in attendance.

c.A formal commissioning of the Oncology Clean room at the department of Pharmacy, University College Hospital took place on 10th May 2018 with Ms. Susan Kiphart, one of the great philanthropic supporters in attendance

d.A 2-day training which took place on 17th and 18th May 2018 on the ARETTA study organised for study coordinators, study monitors and data managers from all the participating sites – Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), University College Hospital (UCH), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

e.Support for Dr. Adekunle Oshin a Clinical Research specialist from Covance Incorporated, USA who facilitated the 2-day ARETTA training for study coordinators, study monitors and data managers

f.Support from HLF through BCRF in purchasing procure 2 Safety hood cabinets for Lagos State teaching hospital (LUTH) and Obafemi Awolowo teaching Hospital (OAUTH) in preparation for the start of the ARETTA clinical trials
g.Support to Alexandra Malayla (visiting student from the University of Chicago) to attend an International Psycho-Oncology Society Academy in Calabar with her mentor Dr. (Mrs.) Chioma Asuzu for five days in 2018