Committees for AFLAR conference in Mauritius

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Prof. Femi Adelowo – President AFLAR- Chairman – Nigeria
Dr. Samy Slimani – Secretary General AFLAR – Algeria
Dr. Omondi Oyoo – Past President AFLAR – Kenya
Dr. Dzifa Dey – Ghana
Dr. Ouma Koussougbo – Mauritius
Prof. Ian Chikanza – Zimbabwe

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Prof. Tikly Mohammed – Chairman – South Africa
Prof. Adewale Adebajo – Nigeria
Dr. Veeraj Ramgulam – Mauritius
Dr. Segun Oguntona – Nigeria
Dr. Paul Etau – Kenya
Dr Maame Amissah – Arthur – Ghana

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Prof. Girish Mody – Chairman- South Africa
Prof. Asgar Kalla – South Africa
Dr. Ouma Koussougbo – Mauritius
Dr. Osaze OJO – Nigeria

WELFARE COMMITTEE

Welfare Committee Names contact
Chairperson Dr Ouma Koussougbo koumadevi@yahoo.com
Executive Chairman/website manager Dr Samy Slimani slimani@dr.com
Treasurer Dr Kamini Boodhoo

Dr Helene Petit Bhoyroo

drbkamini@gmail.com

pehelene@hotmail.com

Registration Dr Samy/Dr Kamini Boodhoo
Accommodation/congress materials Dr Meetranand Thackoor rav_381@hotmail.com
Transportation Dr Manish Rai Sookha drmanishrai@hotmail.com
Scientific Hall In Charge Dr Khrisna Appavoo doctorkappavoo@hotmail.com
Hospitality Dr Anupa Karooa anupa1978@hotmail.com
Advisers Dr Sheriff Umarkhan

Dr Nazeerah Dowlut

Dr Aroona Mudhu

sheriffumarkhan@gmail.com

nazeerah@mail.com

aroonamudoo@yahoo.com

 

AFLAR 2019 – Mauritius

AFLAR 2019

 

Theme: Progress of Rheumatology in Africa

 

Sub themes:

  1. Inflammatory arthritis in Africans
  2. Connective tissue diseases in Africans
  3. Penetration of biologics and biosimilars in Africa
  4. Osteoarthritis
  5. Pediatric rheumatology in Africa: The path ahead

 

Date: 6-8th September 2019

Welcome Address : to be downloaded here

Congress’ committies: to be found here

Registration: Registration to be submitted by following the link

Venue: Hilton Flic en Flac, Mauritius

Contact person: Dr(Mrs) Kaminee Munee

Tel:+230 5745 86 75             email: drbkaminee@gmail.com

Sponsorship letter : to be downloaded here

Pricing:

All-inclusive

registration

Early bird
31/03/2019
As from
01/04/2019 till 08/08/2019
As from 09/08/2019

till onsite

 Delegate USD 400

(MUR 14000)

USD 500

(MUR 17500)

USD 600

(MUR 21000)

 Trainee* USD 200 USD 250 USD 250

* Trainees should produce a letter from their institution on the website.

All-inclusive registration includes:

  1. Coffee breaks and lunch during three days congress.
  2. Welcoming cocktails
  3. Gala dinner
  4. Access to exhibition area and posters

Payment method : Direct bank transfer:

Bank details: State Bank of Mauritius Candos Branch

Account Number: 62030100199914

Swift code : STCBMUMU

IBAN: MU13STCB1180030100199914000MUR

Account beneficiary: Rheumatology Society

Bank transfer charges to be born by the delegates.

The remittance for payment to be sent on this email:  aflar2019mu@gmail.com

Refunds and cancellation policies

  1. 80% refund if registration is cancelled before 4th of June 2019
  2. 50% refund if registration is cancelled between 5th June and 4th August 2019
  3. No refunds if registration is cancelled after 5th August 2019.

Accommodation:

Hotels Rates Contact person
Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa

Wolmar, Flic en Flac

5*

One Single room on BB: USD 190

One Double room on BB:

USD 210

Theresa Leve Hang

Email :Theresa.levehang@hilton.com

+230 403 1000      T

+230 5251 9581    M

Hotel link for booking :

http://eventsathilton.com/show/5ccfe09829e5467064831e96

(the accomodation link will close on 18/08/2019.)

Pearle Beach resort & Spa

Wolmar Flic en Flac

3 *

One Single Standard room on BB  : USD 110(per night)

One Double Standard room on BB: USD 170 per night.

Arveend Sookha

Reservations Manager

Email:infopearle@intnet.mu

Tel : 4016300

Mob:52560391/57762525

www.pearlebeachresort.com

For more congress information send mail to koumadevi@yahoo.com

 For booking, please follow the link

ABOUT MAURITIUS

The Republic Of Mauritius is an island nation located in the South West part of the Indian Ocean,

The island of Mauritius lies 855 kilometers east of Madagascar, about 2400 kilometers south east of Africa mainland, and about 3,900 kilometers southwest of India. The Republic of Mauritius includes the islands of Rodrigues, Agalega and St. Brandon and some 49 uninhabited islets.

The capital and largest city Port Louis is located on the main island of Mauritius.

The main island Mauritius is 65 km (40 mi) long and 45 km (30 mi) wide. Its land area is 1,864.8 km2. The island is surrounded by more than 150 km (100 mi) of white sandy beaches, and the lagoons are protected from the open sea by the world’s third-largest coral reef, which surrounds the island.

 

Population

The estimated resident population of the Republic of Mauritius was 1,265,577 as at 1st July 2018. Mauritius has the highest population density in Africa. Mauritius is a multi-ethnic society, drawn from African, Indian ,Chinese and European (mostly French) origin.

According to the 2011 census conducted by Statistics Mauritius, Hinduism is the largest religion at 48.5%, followed by Christianity (32.7%), Islam (17.2%) and other religions (0.7%).

Language

The Mauritian population is multilingual.

Mauritian french Creole is the mother tongue of most Mauritians, most people are also fluent in English and French; they tend to switch languages according to the situation. French and English are favoured in educational and professional settings, while Asian languages are used mainly in music, religious and cultural activities. The media and literature are primarily in French.

Climate

Mauritius has a tropical climate with 2 seasons: a warm humid summer from November to April, with a mean temperature of 24.7 °C (76.5 °F) and a relatively cool dry winter from June to September with a mean temperature of 20.4 °C (68.7 °F).

In September 2019 we are expecting temperature highest 25 °C and lowest 18°C.

 

Mauritian cuisine

We have a diverse cuisine from Indian, Chinese, European and Creole food.

Flights

Our national Airline is Air Mauritius which offers direct flights to South Africa, Kenya ,London, Paris. Amsterdam, Perth ,India ,Hong Kong ,Bangkok and China.

Other airlines like South African Airways ,Kenya Air ways, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Air Italia, Luftansa ,British Airways ,Air France ,Air Austral and Air Madagascar offers direct flights to Mauritius.

There are 4 direct flights per day from South Africa ,3 times per week from Nairobi by Kenya Airways, 2 flights per day from Dubai by Emirates and one flight per day from Istanbul by Turkish Airlines.

Air Mauritius has 2 flights daily to Paris and London.

Currency

The Mauritian rupee is the currency of the island

1 USD= Rs 34.03

1 Euro=RS 39.4

Credits cards are accepted widely and ATM machines are available almost everywhere.

Health & safety

In regards to health and safety, no vaccine is needed when travelling to Mauritius and tap water is safe to drink.

Main Tourist Attractions and activities

Mauritius possesses a wide range of natural attractions as well as many man-made attractions, all for you to enjoy a sub-tropical climate, clear postcard beaches, calm sea conditions, tropical fauna and flora complemented by a multi-ethnic and cultural population that is friendly and welcoming.

More information available on the official website below:

https://www.tourism-mauritius.mu/