Port Harcourt 2016


On behalf of the Rivers/Bayelsa branch of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria (OSN), I warmly invite you to the "GARDEN CITY", Port Harcourt for the 41st OSN Annual General and Scientific Conference holding between the 23rd and 27th of August 2016.
There will be specially packaged pre congress courses and opportunities to participate in the ophthalmic care of the citizens within the area.
Your scientific contributions will also certainly enhance the quality of the meeting, so please do send them in on time to bassief@gmail.com and copy komolafer@yahoo.com.

Theme: Technology for Ophthalmic Care in the Developing World
Sub theme: Rehabilitation of the irreversibly blind:the role of IEC

I urge you to make a point of being part of this conference as every activity is geared towards maximum exposure to improve our practices. Our traditional warm riverine hospitality will be in full display. We look forward to receiving you.
Thank you.

Adedayo Adio
Adedayo Adio
LOC Chairman

Please navigate through the conference highlights menu on the left.

Download the Welcome address of the Chairman Local Organizing Committee "Port Harcourt 2016".


The OSN 2016 congress will feature:

  • Pre-congress activities:
    • SICS (Small Incision Cataract Surgery)
    • Squint Assessment
    • CVF (Confrontation Visual Field) Test/Interpretation
    • New Techniques in Pterygium Excision
    • Subtenon Anaesthesia
  • Sub-specialty workgroup sessions

  • Conference

  • Excursions

  • Exhibitions


  • Monday, 22nd August 2016
    • Arrival of guests

  • Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
    • Sub-specialty meetings
    • Welcome cocktail
    • Council Meeting

  • Wednesday, 24th August 2016
    • Breakfast session
    • Opening ceremony
    • Scientific conference
    • Annual general meeting

  • Thursday, 25th August 2016
    • Breakfast session
    • Scientific conference continues
    • Sub-specialty meetings
    • Annual dinner

  • Friday, 26th August 2016
    • Breakfast session
    • Scientific conference continues
    • Excursion

  • Saturday, 27th August 2016
    • Departure


Abstracts relevant to the conference theme, as well as free papers should be submitted using the following format:

  • Title of paper
  • Name and address of author(s)
  • Name and address of the author who will present the paper and to whom the correspondence should be addressed
  • Abstracts should have the following sections: Objectives, Methodology, Results, and Conclusion; and must not exceed 250 words.
  • Format for presentation: powerpoint, poster etc.

Abstracts should be submitted to the chairman of the scientific committee:

  • Dr Bassey Fiebai
    UPTH, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
    email: bassief@yahoo.com
    tel: +234 803 950 9184

  • Copy to: osn2016phc@gmail.com

Deadline for submssion of abstracts is: 31st March 2016.
Any abstract not received by the deadline will not appear in the OSN book of abstracts.

Please direct additional enquiries to the congress secretary:

  • Dr Elizabeth Awoyesuku
    email: awoyeliz@yahoo.com
    tel: +234 803 308 8992


  • Ophthalmologists
    • N50,000.00

  • Ophthalmologists-in-training
    • N25,000.00

  • Late registration (after 30th June 2016)
    • Attracts 20% fee increment

  • Pay to:
    • Account: OSN Local Organizing Comm.; Zenith Bank: 1014493961
    • OR
    • Account: Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria; Guaranty Trust Bank: 0028722574
    • Kindly notify the congress secretary after payment

  • Go to registration page


  • Hotel Presidential
      Call: +234 805 555 9500
    • Garden room N49,000
    • Garden premier N59,500
    • Premier N59,500
    • Family suite N65,000
    • Junior suite N79,500
    • Senior suite N89,500
    • Others >N100,000

  • Beverly Hills
      Discounts and flat rates possible for multiple bookings.
      Call: +234 805 605 3182
    • Studio N9,000
    • Standard N11,000
    • Deluxe room N13,000
    • Superior standard N15,000
    • Super classic N25,000
    • Pinnacle suite N60,000
    • Beverly Royal suite N65,000

  • The Manor Hotel
      Discounts available for multiple bookings.
    • Standard room N13,800
    • Deluxe room N20,000
    • Double occupancy N18,400
    • Executive suite N34,500

  • Amanda Hotels
      Flat rates possible for multiple bookings.
      Call: +234 84 463 457, +234 84 463 458
    • Delight double N15,000
    • Deluxe N5,000
    • Nelson Mandela N11,000
    • Elizabeth Arden N11,000
    • Agnes James N13,000
    • Queen Cleopatra N13,000
    • Tiffany N15,000
    • Princess Diana N15,000
    • Queen Latifah N15,000
    • Queen Amina N15,000
    • Royal suite N26,000

  • Garden City Marriot
      Discounts available.
    • Deluxe room N17,500
    • Super deluxe N24,500
    • Ambassadorial N33,000
    • Royal suite N41,000

  • Hotel De Excellence
      Flat rates possible for multiple bookings.
      Call: +234 816 766 1040, +234 802 258 2614
    • Executive suite N20,000
    • Business N15,000
    • Deluxe N12,000
    • Class N9,500
    • Studio N7,000

  • The Coral Reef
      Flat rates possible for multiple bookings.
      Call: +234 803 312 4990, +234 818 980 5927
    • Standard N8,000
    • Deluxe N10,000
    • Executive N15,000
    • Coral suite N20,000

  • Star Dust Suite
      Flat rates possible for multiple bookings.
    • Royal suite N20,000
    • Executive suite N15,000
    • Deluxe suite senior N13,000
    • Deluxe suite junior N11,000
    • Standard senior N10,000
    • Standard junior N9,000
    • Single room N7,000

About the venue

Hotel Presidential,
Birabi Street, GRA Phase II, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.







About Port Harcourt City

Port Harcourt City is the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria.
It lies along the Bonny River in the Niger Delta region. It is referred to as the Garden City because of its numerous avenues and ornaments and is called 'PH' by local residents. Port Harcourt was founded by Governor-General Lord Lugard in 1912 but named after the then British Secretary of State for the Colonies, Sir Lewis Viscount Harcourt in August 1913.

With a population of about 2.7 million, it is the hub of the Oil and Gas Industry in the country, housing almost all the major Oil Companies in Nigeria. It is the 5th largest city in Nigeia, attracting people from all over the country because of its bubbling economy which apart from oil and gas, also includes manufacturing of rubber-based products, food processing, paints and metal work, and agro-based businesses such as fishing, farming, logging and timber processing.

Port Harcourt is home to an international airport and there are two daily international flights - AirFrance and Lufthansa. In addition, there are many daily flights from Port Harcourt to Lagos and Abuja. There are three Universities in the city - University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State University of Science and technology, and Ignatius Ajuru University of Education.

Port Harcourt is home to many governmental organizations such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Port Harcourt Refinery, Eleme Petrochemical Industry and Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) etc. It has a very busy Seaport and Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone and not too far from Port Harcourt is the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Company in Bonny.

Port Harcourt is also home to many international 5-star hotels including Hotel Presidential (venue of the conference) and Le'meridien-Ogeyi place smong others.
For lovers of seafood, your visit to Port Harcourt cannot be complete until you have visited the bustling Creek Road market where you can buy all kinds of seafood including fresh and dried fish, prawns and periwinkle (locally known as 'isam' oor 'ngolo'). These are delicacies in the state. You must also try our 'native soup' eaten with a choice of 'fufu', garri, wheat and so on. There is also 'onunu' (pounded yam and ripe plantain) for those who dare venture to the Riverine Communities. For your nightlife, do not forget to seek out the popular Hotel District with its hub on Abacha Road, GRA Phase III.

Welcome to Port Harcourt, "The Garden City".

City gatewayCity gateway






LOC (Local Organizing Committee)

Chairman LOC:

  • Dr Adedayo Adio
    email: drdayoadio@yahoo.com
    tel: +234 803 310 8139

Vice-Chairman LOC:

  • Dr Jeff Ajewole
    email: jeffajewole@rediffmail.com
    tel: +234 802 838 2044


  • Dr Elizabeth Awoyesuku
    email: awoyeliz@yahoo.com
    tel: +234 803 308 8992


  • Dr Chiamaka Cookey-Gam
    email: chiamakacookeygam@gmail.com
    tel: +234 803 338 9697


  • Dr Bassey Fiebai
    email: bassief@yahoo.com
    tel: +234 803 950 9184


  • Dr Amaka Okorie
    email: achibyk@yahoo.com
    tel: +234 803 312 5646

Advertising Opportunities

Exhibition, Advertisement and Product Presentations

  • Companies and Organizations that wish to participate in any of the above mentioned areas should contact the LOC Chairman (Dr Adedayo Adio, +234 803 310 8139) or the LOC Secretary (Dr Elizabeth Awoyesuku, +234 803 308 8992).
  • Exhibitions by local organizations wil be allocated space of 2m x 3m and costs N250,000.
  • The Conference brochure will be in form of a booklet and measure 28cm x 20cm. It has pages set aside for adverts. Adverts should be sent by email not later than 20th June 2016.

Exhibitions by Foreign Organizations

  • Exhibitions by foreign companies and organizations is fixed at $1500.

Advert Rates

  • Full page (color) N150,000
  • Half page (color) N80,000
  • Outside back cover (color) N200,000
  • Inside back cover (color) N150,000
  • Insode front cover (color) N170,000
  • Center spread (per page) N200,000
  • Goodwill messages (per word) N200


Payments must be made into the LOC account no later than 20th June 2016.
Account: OSN Local Organizing Committee, Zenith Bank, 1014493961

Product Presentations

  • 15 minutes only
  • Break time/Between sessions N150,000
  • Prime time N250,000