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ICD Lagos 2015 Speakers

Dr. Hatim A. Omar, MD
Health

Professor of Pediatrics & Obstetrics and Gynecology & Chief of Adolescent Medicine & Young Parent Program at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Omar is the founder & Chairman of the Stop Youth Suicide Campaign. He served as a member of Executive committee of the Section on Adolescent Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Dr. I Leslie Rubin MD
Health

I Leslie Rubin MD is Research Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, President and Founder of the Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability (ISDD), Medical Director of Developmental Pediatric Specialists in Atlanta, and Co-director of the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Unit (PEHSU) in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Miss. Farida Nana Bedwei
Employment

A seasoned software engineer with over 17 years experience in building mobile and enterprise applications with extensive knowledge in architecting and deploying mobile VAS services, and banking applications for the microfinance industry.
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Dr. George J. Hagerty
Education

George J. Hagerty is the President of Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida. His appointment to the Beacon post in March of 2013 has returned him to the arena of special education, the focus of his early career with the U.S. Department of Education.
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Mr. Thorkil Sonne
Employment

Thorkil is a Danish citizen with residence in Delaware, USA, where he acts as CEO of Specialisterne USA. Thorkil graduated from Aalborg University, Denmark. He worked in the telecommunication and IT business areas before founding Specialisterne (The Specialists) in 2003 after his youngest son was diagnosed with autism.
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Mrs. Zemi Yenus
Social Welfare

Zemi Yenus . married and a mother of two children, one in the autism spectrum disorder, was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Zemi opened ‘Niana School of Beauty’, the first licensed professional beauty school in the country.
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Mr. Ani Charles Bassey-Eyo
Education

Ani is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer (AMCT) and has worked both within industry and banking. He is currently an active entrepreneur operating in the Sub Saharan Africa and in particular Nigeria.
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Dr. Yinka Akindayomi
Social Welfare

Dr. Yinka Akindayomi has had an illustrious working career in Community Pediatrics consultation and child development, Hospital Administration and Management. She is a certified doctor with extensive training in managing children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
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Pastor Ituah Ighodalo
Social Welfare

He is a Pastor, an Accountant, and a Writer was born in Ibadan on April 6th 1961. He attended the King’s College, Lagos and the International School, University of Ibadan. He obtained a combined honours degree in Economics and Accounting in 1982 from the University Of Hull, England.
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Mrs. Dotun Akande
Education

Mrs. Dotun Akande’s journey into the world of developmental disorders in children started with her son, who now lives with no trace of autism. Her experience with the non-availability of educational resources prompted the establishment of Patrick Speech and Languages Centre (Patricks) in September 2006.
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Ms. Olubukola Olanrewaju
Education

Ms Olanrewaju is a professional educator with a breadth and depth of experience and strong track record fostering child-centered curriculum and student creativity. She has successfully developed and instructed child centered, integrated, thematic unit curricula utilising multiple intelligences, to create an atmosphere of learning and fun.
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Mrs. Gertrude Fefoame
Social Welfare

Mrs Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame holds an Executive Masters in Governance and Leadership, certificates in Development Studies and UN Human Rights Systems, Bachelor Degree in Special Education and diploma in Special Education.
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Dr Mo Eyeoyibo
Health

Dr Eyeoyibo is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disability and the Lead Clinician for Kent and Medway NHS Trust Mental Health and Leaning Disability Service. His clinical practice covers an area of Kent characterised by both affluence and social deprivation. He has interest in Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
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Mrs. Helen Brocklesby
Education

She has worked in Africa since 2004; firstly at Waterford Kamhlaba United World College and subsequently as Head of British School of Lome, in Togo, before working as an educational consultant in South Africa, setting up a new primary school and a STEM training NGO.
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