It is again time to remind everyone of our next convention and scientific assembly,
holding in Washington, DC from June 28 to July 2, 2000. The theme of this convention is "A Healthier Nigeria
in a Healthier World". Of the four sessions, two will be symposia, designed to increase participation by
members. The other two are in the usual lecture format with built-in
opportunity for questions and comments.
For the first time, we will be memorializing our
departed compatriot, Dr. Dan Nwankwo, with the
"Dan Nwankwo Memorial Lecture" to be deliv-
ered by Dr. Rowland Osuoji, who was specially
chosen by the family to do this honor. As you
will all recall, the Dan Nwankwo family gave
ANPA a handsome money donation to endow
this lecture annually.
The overall aim of this scientific program is to identify
tools for assessing the health of a population. Our
specific objectives include, understanding how vital statistics are derived and how they are relevant in the
evaluation of a people's health. It is also our objective to enable an appreciation of how primary care controls
the health of a population, to understand control of resources for making people healthy and to elucidate the
ever- increasing presence of HIV/AIDS.
As in the past, we have a phenomenal pool of faculty, drawn from all over the world. As has been our goal in
the past, we are bringing a most exciting expertise from Nigeria, led by our ever-present Dr. Ebun Sonaiya. Dr.
Beko Ransome-Kuti, who has made so many personal sacrifices for the health of our nation, both factually and
figuratively, will also be attending. We are very convinced now that the Minister of Health, Dr. Timothy
Menakaya, will also be present.
Please keep your calendar open and please turn out in record numbers. We look forward to seeing you all in
For the Program Committee
Photos courtesy of the Washington, DC Convention & Visitors Association