Year : 2022 | Volume
: 19 | Issue : 1 | Page : 1-
Faculty of clinical sciences to hold its first international conference
Adesoji O Ademuyiwa
Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Clinical Sciences, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Prof. Adesoji O Ademuyiwa
Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Clinical Sciences, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos
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Ademuyiwa AO. Faculty of clinical sciences to hold its first international conference.J Clin Sci 2022;19:1-1
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Ademuyiwa AO. Faculty of clinical sciences to hold its first international conference. J Clin Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jun 29 ];19:1-1
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The Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Sciences is excited to announce that the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, owners of the journal, will be having its first international conference (but 18th in the series) in June 2022. The Dean of the faculty, Prof. Folasade B Akinsola, a Professor of Ophthalmology has left no stone unturned to host an intellectually stimulating conference. The theme of the conference bolden-the impact of collaboration on clinical research-is both timely and apt. Considering the deleterious effect of the pandemic and challenges faced by several researchers in the medical sciences, collaboration with colleagues has shown to have great impacts in research outputs. It is hoped that the conference will generate a lot of interest and discussion points that will lead to the implementation of recommendations. Confirmed attendance is from Africa, Europe, and Asia. The conference is to be held as a hybrid with physical meetings and the option of online attendance. Further information will be available on the dedicated website for the conference at www.cmulfcsconference.com where abstracts can be submitted and travel arrangements and information about visas can be accessed. The Editorial Board congratulates the Dean and the whole faculty on another first in the College of Medicine and one of the first in the university.
This issue of the journal has some interesting articles for our readers' delight. Ayanlowo et al. looked at the prevalence of folliculitis keloidalis in a market in Lagos state. They noted that their study is the first to consider the prevalence in a mixed population, as previous studies have only considered the male gender. However, their findings of zero prevalence in females may support the cost-effective research of their colleagues who studied only the male gender. While the number of patients recruited into the study is small, the prevalence of 4% in adult males suggests it is a common health condition that affects an estimated population of 2 million adults in Nigeria. This calls for more health education and focused care.
In another important paper, Dr. Mohammed-Durosinolorun led her team to find out the screening practices of health workers with respect to postpartum depression. While postpartum depression is a relatively common occurrence, her study showed that over 90% of health workers do not screen for postpartum depression routinely, although most of them have a good attitude toward patients with postpartum depression. They recommended frequent in-service training and health education to reduce stigmatization
Other articles, among others, include an interesting case report of Dunbar syndrome, the changes in trends of colonic polyps, and a KAP study on the prescription of antimicrobials among doctors.