Welcome Cocktail – Wednesday, Nov. 30th ,2022
An important ‘Meet and Greet’ session to welcome all conference attendees. This follows the first plenary session of the conference to be delivered by the Principal, of ACURET.ORG. The session will outline an overview of the journey thus far, promoting humane animal care and use for scientific purposes in developing countries as well as set the road map for the remaining days of the conference, including a highlight on the 10th year Anniversary celebrations. All attendees are strongly encouraged to arrive early in the day to complete their registrations. The Conference promises to be warm, scintillating, and inspiring with full breath brainstorming and exchange of ideas, skills in a highly hospitable ambience for networking and socials. Don’t miss it for anything!
Visit to the Museum – Thursday, Dec. 1st ,2022
The afternoon after the opening ceremony is strictly for the ‘DVM’ holder. But organizer have an interest place to take Attendees. The history of the Nation, on display in a museum will be enriching for many who know very little about Nigeria. Non-Veterinary Attendees will visit the Presidential Library Museum, which is only 10 mins form the Conference venue. Ensure to have your wrist Band properly fixed as an indication of your group.
The Grill – Thursday, Dec. 1st, 2022
Following from the Museum, within the same arena is the Grill bar. Engagement is optional and at the Attendee’s own expense. Feel free to engage and get to further consolidate on the networks you ignited while relaxing and wind down from the activities of the first day of the conference in the spirit of the Anniversary celebrations.
One Health One Welfare Walk – Friday, Dec. 2rd, 2022
Occupational health is a cardinal tenet of lab animal welfare. ACURET posit that ‘human wellbeing is a requirement for humane lab animal welfare’. The One Health, One Welfare Walk is a demonstration to draw public and governmental attention in developing countries to the importance of occupational health and safety in every occupation, more important when handling lab animals in the pursuit of scientific knowledge for the benefit of man and animals. Attendees will join the company of other participants to walk along designated routes in the city, singing and dancing to live band music, with occasional stops along the route. It is anticipated that attendees will equally gain an important lesson of considering their health and wellbeing while working with animals in any capacity, to bring same to the attention of their Institutional Responsible Official for implementation. ACURET’s position is that “Hazard allowance is not a commiserate compensation”. This is one of the focal points of the 10th year anniversary celebrations.
City Tours/Shopping – Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 2022
Attendees will have the opportunity to see some interesting sights of the ancient city of Abeokuta and witness the making process of adire clothes, the varieties of adire clothes at the Adire Mall. An excursion to the Olumo Rock is a must when Abeokuta. We encourage all attendees not to return without climbing the rock for a magnificent view that stretch as far as the eyes can see. Tell us if you can sight the Atlantic Ocean from the top of the rock and present your evidence for an award! Organizers will arrange local bus transportation to the locations. Details will be available during registration. Attendees will be required to indicate their interest to join a team of excursion.
Anniversary Dinner – Saturday, Dec. 3rd ,2022
In appreciation of a decade of working to challenge the status quo on the use of animals in developing countries, which now has encouraged a reorientation of mind sets that “they are not just rats”, We give thanks to God for the Journey so far and the journey ahead in the next decades. The Conference & Anniversary Diner will appreciate the engagement of several individuals and groups who believed in the ACURET dream at inception inspite of the many upsets and challenges to convince persons about ‘doing right the right way’ by their research animals. The passing away of the Navigator and pioneer Chair of what we now know as ACURET, the late Prof. E. Ademola Caxton-Martins, even before the organization was formally incorporated did not deter the objective. The dream was sustained by a team of five eminent African Scientists working and living across geographical distances and time zones, but yet, have the primary goal, to promote humane animal care and use for scientific purposes in developing countries alive. There will be plenty of variety to eat and drink with dancing and comedy laughter to hold your heart merrily. The Anniversary Dinner has been heavily subsidized to enable all Attendees and their accompanied persons to attend and enjoy this unique feature of the Conference and capping of the 10th year Anniversary celebrations. Payment can be made during online registration of on site at the conference. Anniversary Dinner payment closes on December 1st, 2022., to be included.
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Be assured that ACURET.ORG is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and follows the recommendations and official regulations from official Nigerian authorities. The Presidential steering committee on COVID-19 response (Dated April 2nd ,2022) for provisional travel protocol for travelers arriving Nigeria entails that
ACURET.ORG is taking all necessary precautions to make the Conference and Anniversary Celebrations are as safe as possible. However, the risk of infection cannot be ruled out completely. Participation in the respective event is on the participant’s own responsibility. ACURET.ORG is not liable for any potential damage resulting from measures (e.g. quarantine of several days) ordered by the health authorities and asks for your understanding.
The ancient city of Abeokuta is the of Ogun State capital in Nigeria. Abeokuta is made up of two local government areas, Abeokuta North and Abeokuta South covering an area of 879 Km2 within Ogun State – “Gateway to Nigeria” -, notable for having a high concentration of industrial estates and being a major manufacturing hub in Nigeria. The current metro area population of Abeokuta in 2022 is 557,000. Agriculture is the major occupation of the people of Ogun State, which is favoured by the climatic condition.
The name of the town “ABEOKUTA” was derived from the protection which the fleeing settlers sought under the Olumo Rock, now a tourist center in the town. Abeokuta means ‘the refugees under a rock’, signifying the protection which the Olumo Rock offered the refugees from possible attacks. Abeokuta was founded as a replacement for Orile Egba in around 1830 by the Egbas after the collapse of the Oyo empire during the civil war. As an ancient city, Abeokuta was the location to produce the first newspaper in Nigeria (Iwe-Iroyin, 1859, by the Rev. Henry Townsend), the First Baptist Church in West Africa and the first hospital in Nigeria, which is Sacred Heart Hospital. Abeokuta was a walled town, and relics of the old wall still exist. Notable buildings include the Ake (the residence of the alake), Centenary Hall (1930).
Connecting with the City
The nearest airport to Abeokuta is Lagos (LOS) MMI Airport which is 64.3 km away.
Abeokuta is connected to nearby Lagos by a standard gauge railway line Lagos-Ibadan, which stops at Abeokuta. For this a new railway building has been built in Abeokuta. Trains to Ibadan leave around 8:30 and 16:30 daily, trains to Lagos around 10:00 and 18:00. Tickets can be bought at the counter and with cash only.
Roads connect the city to Lagos as well as Ibadan, Ilaro, Shagamu, Iseyin, Sango Ota,The National
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