Marion McMurdo stated that “The age at which most of the medical profession begin to lose interest in you is the onset of old age”.

Ogden Nash also emphasized that “Old age begins and middle age ends the day your descendants outnumber your friends”.

Globally, demographic shift has led to the continued increase in the occurrence of ageing populations. Health professionals must therefore understand the peculiarities of senior citizens in the populace to ensure they receive holistic care. Geriatrics, as a field of medicine, is rapidly evolving even in Nigeria. Hence,


presents her


Theme: A Society for all Ages: Addressing the Needs and Improving the Wellbeing of the Elderly Population in Nigeria.

The subthemes:

➡The Health Needs and Challenges of the Elderly by Dr Lawrence Adebusoye

➡ Neglect and Abuse of the Elderly by Mr Olayinka Ajomale

➡Cultural Differences and Approaches to the Care of the Elderly: The Nigerian Perspective by Professor Emem Omokaro


Date: Thursday March 15, 2018.

Time: 11: 00 am prompt.

Venue: Paul Hendrickse Lecture Theatre, University College Hospital, Ibadan.


Come and be enlightened as this topical issue is addressed. Be inspired to make a difference in our nation.

The event would also feature the launch of the 38th edition (Geriatrics and Ageing Edition) of the prestigious journal of the University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Association – DOKITA.📚📚

You do not want to miss this!

DOKITA …synonym of excellence…