For Professionals Who Care About Older Persons

International Training of Trainers In Geriatrics: 9 – 14 March, 2020

Registration Fee Categories

National & International Participants

Early-Bird : ₦80,000

Late Registration : ₦100,000

Single Day Attendance : ₦20,000

National & International Groups

Early-Bird: 10% discount for group of 3 or more

(Ends on 24 February, 2020)

  • Discounted Registration For Staff
Discounted Registration For Staff

The Chief Medical Director has approved a 50% discount for UBTH staff who intend to participate in the upcoming Training of Trainers from March 9-14 2020, for a maximum of 30 staff.
Please follow the steps below if you’re interested in applying for discounted registration rates:
1. Using “Contact Email” on this web page, apply, stating reasons for seeking discount, and how the training will impact on your services. Deadline for applications is midnight of 28 February 2020.
2. You will receive a discount code by 3 March, 2020 if your application is approved.
3. You’re to input your discount code while filling the form on the web page after paying the discounted registration fee of ₦50,000.
4. Enter payment receipt number into field provided on the web page.

Programme subcommittee

Training Information

Training Duration : 5 Days

Venue : University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

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About the Training

This programme is designed for multidisciplinary professionals who work with, and/or for, older persons.
These would include professionals in healthcare, social services, education, information and communications; legal services.
Policy makers, politicians, non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations are specially invited to participate.

The programme will begin with the launch of the Elder Friendly Hospitals Initiative (ELDFRHI), to mark the 6th anniversary of multidisciplinary geriatrics services in University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.

Benin City, capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria, is strategically situated along the highway from Lagos to several states in the south-south and south-east of Nigeria. The city has an extensive road network comparable to none in West Africa. Bronze casting and wood carving sites are potential tourists’ delights.


Hospital/healthcare administrators
Health/healthcare policy makers
Relevant NGOs
Occupational therapists
Medical social workers
Speech therapists
Other persons/groups who work with, or are interested in the care of older persons

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It was a specialized, comprehensive and practical training on geriatrics that integrated the person-centered holistic, interdisciplinary healthcare approach for the elderly. All lectures scheduled were strictly adhered to by competent resource persons with enriched interactive sessions. There was a very cordial relationship between participants and resource persons in a compassionate environment.
As a Pharmacist, the training was a rewarding experience for me.

Gifty Ofororaye Odu

Deputy Director of Pharmacy


The care of the elderly is usually counter intuitive as many times we try to manage them as we do in adult medicine without fully realizing the peculiarities in their care.
Prior to attending the training in Geriatric Care I and many of my doctors in GeroCare victims of this.
Attending the training was a huge turning point in the way we provided care for our patients at GeroCare as it enabled me to pass along this information to those in my team for both their private use and for the betterment of GeroCare.

Dr. Ebi Ofrey MD,MBA

C.E.O GeroCare Solutions Ltd.

I thought I loved the elderly until I attended the geriatric training/course in February 2019 at UBTH, Benin City and saw the challenges the elderly face. The challenges are worse in our society. From my experience at the training, I will not only want the programme to continue but should be widened, well-funded and made more frequently so as to train other healthcare providers and also sensitise the public on their plight and the need to help them. Whatever we do for them, we do for ourselves after all everyone prays to live long and be in good health.

Dr Olorunfemi J Adebayo

Consultant Endocrinologist, (Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja)

National Training Programme in Geriatrics for Health Care Providers in Benin 2019.
I was an excited participant, being a Community Health Physician and had noticed the plight of the Elderly in my Community. I was celebrated in Class, being an Elderly myself, (the only one)! It was illuminating to learn about myself, especially my ‘aging’ brain, and how to make the most of what was left!
For there to be an upgrade Course, an International Training in Geriatrics in 2020, (Achieving Quality Health Care for the Elderly in Africa), is not something any visionary Health Care Provider would want to miss.
Be sure to attend this Course, and your aging parents and grandparents will bless you the more!!

Dr Mfon Edyang-Ekpa (Uyo)

The 2019 national training programme in geriatrics was a propellant for me, a major highlight of my 2019.
Never had I been amongst seasoned professionials so passionate about the elderly.
The group activities and role plays created a network of excellent minds amongst participants.
It changed the whole picture of aging for me.
The focus on the elderly in Africa for this year’s international edition makes me super excited.
I strongly recommend active participation for any health care professional who values ‘Whole person medicine’

Peace Itohan Egharevba.

B.Sc Biochem (University of Benin),

Nurse-in-training (Department of Nursing Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City)

My training in Geriatrics with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital back in 2014 was such an intensive and educative one. It offered me a better understanding of the older adults with respect to their altered body physiology and the consequent changes in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics parameters.
My perception, attitude and practice of Pharmaceutical care for the elderly patient has been greatly enhanced in these past six years.
I strongly recommend this training for all Pharmacists irrespective of your area of practice owing to the fact you will always meet an elderly patient.

Pharmacist, Idiaghe Martins

My experience during the February 2019 Geriatric training
It has been a great and rewarding experience attending the National Geriatric training organized by the Geriatric unit UBTH. Although initially, I was invited as a volunteer to help with computer activities, seeing the content of the curriculum of training, I became interested and I am glad I participated.
Personally, I consider this training to have been very well organized and very successful. I fully enjoyed all the interesting seminars and discussions on various topics on geriatric care. It was an informative and insightful time for me.
I would also like to take this opportunity to reflect on my enriching individual project experience. This has strengthened my clinical practice in providing Evidence-Based intervention for the elderly with feeding and swallowing problems.
In conclusion, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Geriatric Team UBTH who have made this training possible and those who have shared their experiences in previous training. I have benefited very much from this fantastic event.

Emore E. Vincent Dip OT, BOT, MSc OT, OT Reg. (Nigeria)

Assistant Chief Occupational Therapist

University of Benin Teaching Hospital

I had my first proper taste of Geriatric Medicine in University of Benin Teaching Hospital and learned first hand the importance of comprehensive geriatric assessments, managing polypharmacy and reducing the risk of falls in the elderly.
It was an eye opener to see such a dignified and yet neglected group in society being given specialist care, and I am always grateful to have received a part of this training.
As I am now in present practice seeing mostly elderly patients, I am grateful for what I learned so far and I know that the upcoming training of trainers course is one to be attended by all medical practitioners looking to make a reasonable impact on the Nigerian health system and society.

Dr Osemudiamen Esewe

GP Registrar, UK



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Prof. Adesola Ogunniyi

Prof. Adesola Ogunniyi

Prof. Adesola Ogunniyi is Professor of Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan

and Consultant Neurologist to the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He is the Chairman,

College of Medicine Research and Innovation Management Unit. His research focus is dementia

and he was involved with cross-cultural study of the epidemiology of dementia in the Yoruba

(Indianapolis-Ibadan Dementia Study), and the Identification and Intervention for Dementia in

Elderly Africans (IDEA Study). His undergraduate medical education was at the University of Ife,

Ile-Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University and residency training at the University College

Hospital, Ibadan.

Dr Matthew McNabney (MBBS. University of Missouri-Kansas City)

Dr Matthew McNabney (MBBS. University of Missouri-Kansas City)

Dr Matthew McNabney is a geriatrician whose career objective is to improve the quality of long-term care for frail older adults living in community settings. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, followed by internal medicine residency at Northwestern University and geriatric medicine fellowship at UCLA. He has been on faculty at Johns Hopkins University since 1998, where he is currently Associate Professor of Medicine. He has served as Medical Director of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) since 2002 and has served as the Director for the Fellowship Training Program in Geriatric Medicine since 2006. His scholarly focus is on clinical training in geriatric medicine and health services research evaluating models of care. He has published several papers evaluating sites of care with the goal of identifying the best method to align care needs with care providers.

Prof. Obehi Akoria

Prof. Obehi Akoria

Obehi Akoria is a professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine, University of Benin, Nigeria, and consultant physician in University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), where she leads the inter-disciplinary Geriatrics team, comprising over 30 healthcare personnel.

A Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) in Internal Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics) since 2002, she is a certified geriatrician (Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, 2013) and a public health specialist (MPH, Liverpool, 2010).

Since 2013, she and has been providing in-hospital and community services to older persons, developing curricula, and training healthcare professionals, students and volunteers in Geriatrics.

She chairs the Geriatrics sub-specialty in the Faculty of Internal Medicine, NPMCN, and is currently the Deputy Chairman, MAC (Clinical Services) in UBTH.

Dr. ADEBUSOYE Lawrence Adekunle


Dr. Lawrence ADEBUSOYE is a family physician and geriatrician at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. His fellowship dissertation and Masters in Epidemiology thesis were on the care of older persons in the hospital and the community. He has a diploma in Geriatric Medicine of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. Dr Adebusoye is the pioneer director of the first geriatric centre in Nigeria (Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric centre, UCH). He has engaged in research on the

health problems, hospital outcomes, frailty and medication-use among older persons. These

studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Emore Oluwasola (BOT, Dip. OT)

Emore Oluwasola (BOT, Dip. OT) Ass. Chief Occupational Therapist. University of Benin Teaching Hospital

She earned a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy from SRM University, India. She has over 10 years of clinical experience in a variety of care settings including more than 5 years of experience in the care of older adults in the in-patient and outpatient hospital and home-based settings.

Her passion includes OT program development and implementation in elderly care facilities and advocate of safe and accessible home for the elderly (fall, wellness, feeding and swallowing, positioning, splinting, and community integration).

Over the years, she has supervised and mentored therapists and students’ clinical practice and contributed to the training of Geriatrics health care providers.



Dr. Saidu Ahmed Dumbulwa is a Medical Doctor and a trained Public Health Geriatrician from the Middlesex University, London. Currently, working at the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria as the National Coordinator of Healthy ageing project called HEPIQ-C Project from 2016 to date.

The project is aimed at addressing the global strategy Plan of Action on Health and Ageing 2016-2020 and to set a platform for 2020-2030 decade of action for healthy ageing.

He championed the development of the first Nigerian policy framework on Healthy Ageing that was launched by President of Nigeria in 2018. He also chaired the West African workshop for the development of the strategic development plan of Healthy Ageing, 2020-2014 and

Co-chaired, first Ecowas Regional Conference on the Rights of the older persons.

He is a Member of International Federation of Ageing (IFA), Member National Research Committee on Ageing in Nigeria and global leaders advocate for Healthy Ageing.

Jonah Adams (Divisional CEO, Industry Vertical Solutions of Interswitch Limited.)

Jonah Adams (Divisional CEO, Industry Vertical Solutions of Interswitch Limited.)

Jonah Adams is the current Divisional CEO, Industry Vertical Solutions of Interswitch Limited. He joined the company in 2007 where he has served in different capacities throughout the business. In 2014, he was appointed to the role of Chief Strategy Officer, and elevated to DCEO for Industry Vertical Markets in April 2018. He is also the Managing Director of SmartGov. CRSG Limited.

He completed his First degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and proceeded to attain a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Lagos Business School. He has completed programs from IESE Business school, Oxford University and Wharton Business school.

Prof. (Mrs.) Caroline E. Ofovwe (FNPA)

Prof. (Mrs.) Caroline E. Ofovwe (FNPA) B.Sc Psychology, University of Jos (1988), M.Sc Clinical Psychology, University of Benin (1994), PhD Psychology, University of Limpopo, South Africa (2007).

Prof.(Mrs.) C.E. Ofovwe is a Fellow of the Nigerian Psychological Association and a lecturer in the Department of Mental Health, University of Benin. She is widely published and member of several professional bodies including The Nigerian Psychological Association, The Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychologists, The World Council for Psychotherapy (African Chapter), Organization of women in science for the developing world and American Psychological Association.

SOPHIA NWAKA (RN, RM, RPHN, Cert. Geriatrics)

SOPHIA NWAKA (RN, RM, RPHN, Cert. Geriatrics)

Sophia Nwaka was certified and licensed to practice Nursing nineteen years ago. She joined the service of the University Of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) ten years ago and has worked in the Stroke Unit, Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit.

She is currently a Senior Nursing Officer in the Geriatrics Unit of UBTH where she has been from the inception and champions patient centred care of multi-morbid , complex older adults.

Mrs Ugorji Eunice (BNSC, RN, RM)

Mrs Ugorji Eunice (BNSC, RN, RM). Ass. Director Nursing services, UBTH.

Mrs Ugorji Eunice earned a BNSC degree from National open university, Nigeria. She has 34years of working experience in nursing care.

She is a Geriatric trained Nurse with six years working experience in Geriatric care. She is presently the ward manager of the Geriatric ward.

Over the years, she has contributed to the training and retraining of Geriatric team members.

Dr. Emem Omokaro

Dr. Emem Omokaro

Dr. Emem Omokaro is the Executive Director, Dave Omokaro Foundation (DOF), an organization with Special Consultative Status on Ageing to United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); a global training partner of the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations Malta (INIA), she has served variously as a Visiting and LEADS Scholar at the National Universities Commission.

Appointed by African Union Commission, Emem is a member of African Expert Group for the review and revision of the African Union Policy Framework and Plan of Action on Ageing (2002).

She is Convener and Co-chair of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing Africa (SGA- Africa).

Dr. Emem Omokaro has coordinated and facilitated United Nations General Assembly- Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA), African Regional Intersessional Event, preparatory to 11th OEWGA in partnership with UN DESA, OHCHR, African member states and ECOWAS Parliament.



Iyom Josephine Anenih is a former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development in Nigeria. She studied Education at the University of Ife and Law at the university of Benin. She was a Participant at the Senior Executive Course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, in 2009, and a Delegate to the National Conference 2014.

She is an experienced Caregiver and has undertaken several courses on the subject of Dementia and Care-giving. She is a frequent Speaker on Care-giving. She is a member of many Associations on Ageing and Dementia.

She is very passionate and active in the promotion of Awareness of Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia. She is passionate and active in the promotion of Awareness of Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia through the Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation.

Dr. Omoruyi Osunde

Dr. Omoruyi Osunde (Associate Professor in Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Benin, Nigeria.)

Dr. Omoruyi Osunde is an Associate Professor in Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Benin, Nigeria. He received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, master’s degree in Industrial Sociology and Labor Relations from University of Benin and Ph.D., from National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland and Professional Certificate in Gerontology from the University of North Taxes, USA. He specializes in demography, Gerontology, Statistics, industrial Sociology and Labour relations and Sociology of health and illness behavior. He has published more than 40 scholarly articles in both Local, National and International Journals

Dr. Ekhosuehi OGHATOR

Dr. Ekhosuehi OGHATOR

Dr. Ekhosuehi OGHATOR, a senior lecturer and researcher, teaches health care policy, human resources in health care and strategic health care management in the graduate programmes in health care administration at the Institute of Public Administration and Extension Services, University of Benin. He is the team lead in the development and policy

multidisciplinary research cluster which research interests span healthy aging, life-long learning and elder care policy. He is currently researching non-state actors in health care delivery for the elderly in developing economies. Dr. Oghator is well published both locally and internationally and has made regular appearances at professional cum academic conferences on gerontology, development over the life span, and other development related issues and discourses. He is a member of the University of Benin research and publication committee and holds membership of several professional associations which has facilitated networking with other academia and professionals in health care delivery.



Idemudia Esosa Victory got her medical degree in Russia, graduating as one of the best.

She was awarded best intern in the department of surgery, 2017 and was chief Intern in the

Departments of Paediatrics and Internal medicine, university of Benin Teaching hospital.

She has worked as an Intern, Medical Officer and then a Registrar in the Geriatrics unit, University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

A certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, Advanced Cardiac life support provider and has a

certificate in Food and health. She also volunteers at DAGOMO foundation (Eldercare Centre).

She is currently a registrar in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Benin Teaching Hospital

Mrs. Kubeyinje Oluwaseun Susan

Mrs. Kubeyinje Oluwaseun Susan (Bachelor of Physiotherapy (UNILAG) MSc(Ed) Exercise Physiology(UNIBEN))

Mrs. Kubeyinje Oluwaseun Sunsan is a clinical physiotherapist who has practised for sixteen years, six of which has been in Geriatrics. An assistant director of physiotherapy who is presently the head of the geriatrics unit of the Department of Physiotherapy, UBTH.

She is a member of the geriatrics team in UBTH dedicated to providing quality acute care to older adults in order to restore function with the long term goal of improvement of their quality of life.

Prof. Evelyn I. Unuigbe

Prof. Evelyn I. Unuigbe MB,BS (College of Medicine, University of Lagos 1975.)

Prof. Evelyn I. Unuigbe earned her MB,BS degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in 1975. She had her postgraduate training in Community Medicine at the University of Leeds and later had her residency training in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital, London. She is a Professor of Medicine and a Consultant Physician/Nephrologist with special interest in clinical nephrology, diabetic kidney disease and preventive nephrology.

Although an Internist, she has a passion for the welfare and care of older persons; this is borne out of the fact that she spent her early growing years with her grandmother. She runs a facility, Moonshine Elder Care Centre, providing day care, recreational activities, short term and long term stay for older persons with or without challenges

Dr Mrs. V.O. Abah (FWACP (FM), MHPM, Consultant Family Physician UBTH, Senior lecturer (adjunct)UNIBEN

Dr Mrs. V.O. Abah (FWACP (FM), MHPM, Consultant Family Physician UBTH, Senior lecturer (adjunct)UNIBEN

Dr Mrs. V.O. Abah. (FWACP (FM), MHPM.Consultant Family Physician,UBTH.Senior lecturer (adjunct)UNIBEN

The Pioneer graduate turned trainer of UBTH Family Medicine department and former Head of Department. Driven by Passion for Family Medicine and quality of care, worked assiduously to develop both service and academic structures of the department and undergraduate Family Medicine. Academic interests and research span Geriatrics, Mental health in primary care, adolescent health ,Quality of healthcare ,primary care respiratory medicine.(MERIT).T2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Enjoy lots of voluntary work. Actively participated in the work of Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (past president).

Mother of three, grandmother and committed Catholic Christian .Enjoy cooking, fashion design, decorating and listening to music.

Dr. Leonard Atsikidi ( MB,BS – Benin; MPH, FMCP (Nig.)

Dr. Leonard Atsikidi (MB,BS – Benin; MPH, FMCP (Nig.)

Dr. Leonard Atsikidi is a consultant family physician and hospital consultant with University of Benin Teaching Hospital, in the Department of Family Medicine, where he coordinates the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) services.

He is also a Lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Benin.

Leonard has an 80-year old mother, a 92-year old father-in-law and a 78 -year old mother-in-law with whom he has intimate, caring, relationships.


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