The 5th Annual ECSACOP Scientific Conference

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Theme: COVID-19: An African Perspective from Epidemiology to Clinical Management


Day 1 – Friday 11th December 2020 : 6.00pm – 8.00pm EAT (5.00pm-7.00pm CAT)

Recording :Evening Session

Day 2 : Saturday 12th December 2020 : 9.30am – 3.30pm EAT (8.30am-2.30pm CAT)

Recording 1:Morning Session

Recording 2: Afternoon Session


The annual ECSACOP conference is the largest convention of physicians in the ECSA region. The conference brings together delegates from different parts of the continent and abroad to share best practices and build lasting networks.

This year, the conference will be held virtually on Friday 11th December, 5.00pm CAT (6.00pm EAT)and Saturday 12th December, 8.30am CAT (9.30am EAT)


The focus of the 5th Annual ECSACOP Scientific Conference is the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. This virtual conference aims to bring together physicians, policy makers and industry to promote collaboration, knowledge exchange and to discuss equitable access to diagnostic, preventive and treatment resources for COVID-19 by African populations.
The conference will offer a unique and timely forum for examining how Africa and the ECSA region can maximise access to effective COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics at a time when these resources are in high demand in resource-rich settings that bear the brunt of the pandemic.


  1. To share and compare data on epidemiology, clinical features and management of COVID-19 and the impact it has had on healthcare services across the ECSA region.
  2. To explore research opportunities that will uncover the reasons underlying differences between the African COVID-19 experience and that of other countries worldwide.
  3.  To discuss how Africa should prepare for the prospect of a second wave and how to position itself strategically to ensure equitable access to effective COVID-19 vaccines and therapies.
Expected outcome
  1. Comprehensive understanding of several aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic relevant to Africa and the ECSA region,
  2. Identify, encourage and support Africa-driven COVID-19 research, and specifically to understand why the infection and mortality rates are presumably not as high as in the other parts of the world
  3. Use Africa’s diverse experience from the first wave to inform COVID-19 preventive and treatment services, making use of continental and international organizations to access resources not yet available on the continent.
Download the conference concept note at this link


The overall conference theme is COVID-19; An African Perspective from Epidemiology to Clinical Management.

The Sub themes are:
  • COVID-19 and the health workforce
  • Lessons in leadership
  • Emerging therapies

Download  the conference program at this link.


Kindly use this link to register your participation.

After registration, you will automatically be redirected to a link for joining the virtual meeting.You will also receive an automated email with the same link.

Please note that the same link will be used for both days of the conference.


Prof. Andrew Goddard

Prof. Andrew Goddard

RCP- London


Dr. Nonhlanhla Dlamini

WHO Representative

Dr. Andrew Kambugu

Dr. Andrew Kambugu

Executive Director

Dr. Ngoy Nsenga

Dr. Ngoy Nsenga

Regional Advisor, Risk Mgt & Preparedness

Dr. Ambrose Otau Talisuna

Dr. Ambrose Otau Talisuna

Regional Advisor, IHR & Global Health Security

Dr. Mohammed Lamorde

Dr. Mohammed Lamorde

Head, Global Health Security


Q: Do I need to register ahead of the conference?
A: Yes, you should register using the link provided.

Q: What time is the conference in my time zone?
A: The registration link should automatically display time in your local time zone. In case it does not, click on the displayed time zone and select your local time zone to see your local time.

Q: Is there a conference attendance fee?
A: No, attendance is free.

Q: Can I invite other colleagues to the conference?
A: Yes, you may share the conference registration link with your colleagues

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5th ECSACOP Annual Scientific Conference

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Theme: COVID-19: An African Perspective from Epidemiology to Clinical Management


11th - 12th December


Virtual Attendance