On October 7, 2022, in Berlin, Germany, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, a former president of the Nigeria Medical Association, will be sworn in as the first president of Nigeria and Wes Africa of the World Medical Association.
The appointment of Dr. Enabulele, who is also the CMA, was made public in a press release by the WMA on the occasion of its annual general assembly, which will be held in Berlin from October 5 to 8, 2022, during which both the assembly and the German Medical Association will commemorate their 75th anniversaries.
Tom L. Beauchamp, a professor of philosophy at Georgetown University in the United States of America (USA), and James F. Childress, a professor emeritus of ethics and religious studies at the University of Virginia in the USA, would be the keynote speakers at the scientific session, according to the statement.
Enabulele, who is also a Family Medicine Consultant at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, in Edo State, will be inaugurated as WMA President for 2022–2023 during the ceremonial session on October 7, 2022.
The announcement also mentions that Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, a former director general of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), is scheduled to speak at the event.
Prof. James F. Childress, Professor Emeritus of Ethics and Religious Studies, University of Virginia, USA, and Prof. Tom L. Beauchamp, Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, USA, will be the keynote speakers at the scientific session.
Dr. Osahon Enabulele, a former president of the Nigerian Medical Association, will be inaugurated as WMA President for 2022–2023 during the Ceremonial Session on Friday morning.
“ The keynote speaker at the General Assembly on Saturday will be Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, newly installed WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence.
“ Issues on the Assembly agenda on Saturday are likely to be headed by proposed revisions to the International Code of Medical Ethics, which have been drawn up following months of discussion. Other topics on the agenda include healthcare discrimination against the elderly, racism in medicine and the growth of telehealth and digital healthcare activities.
With 112 constituent members, the WMA represents more than 10 million physicians and is an independent confederation of national medical organisations.