UTC: Drug Abuse Treatment

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A 10-day training on Drug Abuse Treatment and Management was held recently.

Facilitators from Colombo Plan an International Centre for Credentialing and Education for Addiction Professionals (ICCE) based in USA were in the hospital where they trained 30 medical professionals from within and outside the hospital as substance abuse treatment providers.

At the end of the 10-day training programme, the participants were given Pre-test and Post-test. They will be certified and credentialed after the circle four course programme.

This is the first of such training in Nigeria.

The course however will run in four circles thus:

Circle One: -      July   17th – 27th, 2017

Circle Tow: -      Oct   16th – 26th, 2017

Circle Three: -   Jan   15th – 25th, 2018

Circle Four: -     April 16th – 26th, 2018

At the end of the four circles, the now trainers will be qualified to work in collaboration with the Colombo plan US.

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Medical Research is Very Important in Clinical Work by Dr O.C. Ogun

 

A 2-day workshop sponsored by Kings College, London in conjunction with the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital Yaba, Lagos was held in the hospital recently.  The Workshop had its theme as “Current Progress in Genetics “Where Do We Go from Here?”

While welcoming participants to the training, the Medical Director, Dr. Oluwayemi Ogun reiterated that medical research /evidence base medicine is very important in Clinical work.

She urged the professional team in the hospital to compile a compendium of past researches carried out in the hospital for presentation during the 110th anniversary of the hospital coming up in October.  She advised participants to be very attentive to the resource persons because this workshop has been organized to make them better Clinicians.

The Workshop was attended by medical personnel from within and outside the hospital.

 
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2017 SLEEP SEMINAR: THE MAIDEN EDITION

 

 

The Sleep disorders unit of the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital (FNPH), Yaba held its maiden sleep disorders seminar on the 12th of July, 2017 at the conference hall of the FNPH Yaba, Lagos. The event was declared open by the Medical Director of the Hospital in person of Dr. (Mrs.) O.C. Ogun in company of the top management committee members of the Hospital.

The facilitators during the one day event were Dr Olatunji Olaoye (US based sleep physician) and Dr Adefemi Adeoye (a psychiatrist and sleep physician who recently completed his clinical fellowship in sleep medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada). Dr Olaoye provided a brief introduction to sleep disorders in general and later spoke in detail on sleep apnea while Dr Adeoye’s intervention was in the area of management of insomnia and also presented an overview of the one year clinical fellowship training experience he had. Participants were drawn from within and outside the Hospital including Dr Olotu (Medical Director, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Uselu).

The Hospital’s sleep disorders unit currently runs its clinic on Tuesdays by noon at the Total Diagnostic Building (opposite the Hospital Library). The sleep Laboratory has also commenced operation at the same location.

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