Universidade Lueji A’Nkonde Faculty of Medicine of Malanje
- Conference Highlights
- Gold for CIMETOX
- Computerisation of the College and CIMETOX
- Prevention of SCD in Malanje
- Control of pesticides
- Production of Soros antiophidic
- ‘Health for All’
- Masters’ degrees in Toxicology
- International Congress of Toxicology, 2014
- Pedagogical and Student Scientific Conference, 2014
- Creation of the electronic publication: Journal of Medical Sciences
- Deepen toxicological issues in medical courses taught in other universities in the country;
- Recognise the urgent need to implement toxicology postgraduate courses co-ordinated by CIMETOX in collaboration with other national and international institutions for the training of specialised human resources to deal with the Angolan toxicological problems.
- Consider CIMETOX as an important partner for advice of the national programme of prevention, control and ways of pesticide handling to improve in the short and medium term, compliance with internationally established standards for these products, especially with regard to food security.
- Set the basic framework of medicines;
- Implement Pharmacovigilance programmes.
- Consider the urgent need for staff training to deal with chemical and biological disasters, especially in the prevention of Ebola;
- Create a national response plan NBQR related chemical emergencies under the civil-military relationship.
- Improve the pre-hospital and hospital care in disasters and toxicological emergencies in collaboration with CIMETOX.
- To list the different species of animals and toxic plants in Angola;
- Design and implement research projects for characterisation of snake venoms and other venomous animals aimed at producing antiophidic sera for the treatment of toxic accidents.
- Recognise the experiences presented by the Brazilian delegation, especially in the field of antivenom production and institutional and multidisciplinary control and surveillance of accidents caused by bites of venomous animals;
- Recognise the scientific papers presented by CIMETOX professionals as a first and important step for the systematisation of knowledge of poisonous snakes in a toxicological, clinical and epidemiological perspective of snakebites in Angola.
- Recommend the beginning of the national programme of pesticides of Angola in order to control the toxicological agents in the country, identified as the second leading cause of poisoning after the drugs.
- Recognise the importance of community work aimed at evaluation of toxic risks and drug abuse and alcoholism, conducted by the Faculty of Medicine of Malanje, under the university extension, which recommended the adoption of a toxicological education programmes for communities, in a prevention perspective.
- Improve the quality of life of people with regard to the prevention and handling of acute poisoning through directory information services of CIMETOX in conjunction with the Ministry of Health;
- Apply broadly the system for control of intoxication proposed by CIMETOX in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
- Consider nano-technology as an advantageous tool for medicine, appealing to the toxic potential of certain nano-materials that require rigorous assessment of their toxicity and environmental impact.
- Consider Forensic Toxicology as a discipline to help determine the criminal responsibility for aggression, violence or potential irregularities, with repercussions for human health;
- Consider that alcoholism is a health problem and, therefore, recommended to the design and adoption of measures to prevent and combat.
The Universidade Lueji A’Nkonde Faculty of Medicine of Malanje was founded in May 2009 with 60 students and 8 lecturers, run by a committee appointed by the Provincial Government. It is the first school of its kind in the province’s history. Presently, there are 55 lecturers, mostly from Cuba, teaching a curriculum where students are encouraged to participate in and take responsibility for their own academic progress. The strategic objective on the Scientific Area of the School is to maintain, strengthen and encourage business and scientific investigative procedures.
We have identified 18 areas of research, and this year we submitted to the Ministry of Science and Technology nine research projects:
The Information Centre for Drugs and Toxicology (CIMETOX) is located at the Faculty of Medicine of Malanje with the main aim to systematise, expand and disseminate technical and scientific knowledge in the field of toxicology, for prevention, control and treatment.
Conduct research related to acute poisoning and medicines in the country, advising health care institutions, the central administration of the state and the general population on the prevention, surveillance, diagnosis and treatment of toxic events.
To be recognised as a premier institution in the country and the region, reaching the highest levels of excellence in the services offered.
To provide specific information in an emergency to health professionals and an educational/preventive service to the general population. The Centre contributes in improving the quality of care, reducing morbidity and mortality from poisonings and financial demands on the health system.
Tel: +244 924 078 36 E
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We have the honour to announce the hosting of the 1st International Congress of
Toxicology which will take place in Malanje City, Republic of Angola.
Date: November 25 to 28, 2014
This event aims at addressing the most important issues of toxicology in scientific
development and its impact on the economic and social life of our country.
The event will provide a unique opportunity to participants coming from many
different countries and representing academia, companies and organisations to
exchange experiences from a science perspective in the domain of health, the
environment and culture; as well as to build and strengthen friendships among
professionals in the field; and to achieve a new concept of toxicology in Angola.
In this tropical climate, benefited by the natural surrounding beauty and with
the added hospitality of Malanje, we take on the challenge of organising the 1st
International Congress of Toxicology with a scientific programme supported
by well-known national and international prelectors. We look forward to your
presence and participation, which will contribute to our event adding value and
prestige and raising the quality.
The 1st International Congress of Toxicology will have a stimulating scientific
programme focussed around the slogan:
“Improving quality of life through a new concept of Toxicology in Angola”
• Toxicology, Education, Society and Research
• Technological Disasters, Sanitarium Poisoning
• Bioterrorism and Response (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, and Radiological
• Toxicology and Forensic Medicine
• Toxicology and New Technologies (nanotoxicology, transgenic and
• Poisonous Animals, Toxic Plants
• Analytic Toxicology and Drugs
• Pesticides and Food Safety
• Clinic Toxicology and Toxicosurveillance
• Increasing understanding of toxicological problems which mankind faces today, contributing to protecting health and the environment.
• Promoting scientific and social exchange, and the possibility of collaborative
projects that enable the sustainable development of our countries.
• Sharing with colleagues the main results in the organisation and development
of toxicology in Angola and in the world.
• Contributing to achieve a new vision of toxicology in Africa and raise the quality of life of our peoples.
• Contributing to the formation and development of a culture in toxicology and its relationship to environmental health as well as to occupational health.
• To provide a permanent forum for discussion and exchange of information,
toxicological research and promotion of knowledge and experience, mainly
between African countries.
• Contributing to the development of legislation and regulations in the areas of
• To provide training opportunities in toxicology, promoting research and
development in the different areas of toxicology.
Organisation of the Programme
Congress will address a wide profile of professionals:
Toxicologists, other professionals and technical personnel related to the field
of toxicology, general practitioners, clinicians, pediatricians, neurologists,
gastroenterologists, nephrologists, intensive care physicians, psychiatrists,
hygienists and occupational medicine doctors. Also psychologists, pharmaceutics, chemists, veterinarians, agronomists, computer technicians, biostatistics, criminologists, nutritionists, food specialists, students of health sciences, among others.
Organisation of the Event/Conference highlights
• Pre-congress Courses
• Lectures by prestigious national and foreign personalities
• Thematic Conferences
• Oral presentations or poster exposition
The courses will be developed simultaneously, and participants will have the
option to choose one of them according to their interests. They will be addressed
by recognised national and foreign professors with experienced performance.
Duration: 4 hours
Pre-Congress Course Themes
• Updated topics on general care of affected patients
• Biomarkers in Ecotoxicology
• Toxicology Laboratory and quality results
• Toxins by poisonous animals
Lectures will be about general aspects, relevant, problematic and related to the
central themes and they will be presented by world-renowned personalities and
specialists in the field.
Duration: 45 minutes.
Thematic conferences will be addressed to the aspects related to any topic located within the objective to offer an updated review of transcending aspects of the specialty, presented with the highest scientific level to allow the transfer of
updated information and to provide their subsequent discussion at a roundtable or symposium.
Duration: 45 minutes
Roundtables will deal with the main topics allowing for debate, criteria and points of view between presenters and participants enriching their knowledge related to updated themes in the toxicological sphere.
Duration: 75 minutes to 120 minutes.
A group of prominent professors in several fields will expand on the thematic
unit, with the fundamental objective of linking and integrating different scientific profiles of performance to an integrated vision of toxicology. It will have a moderator and several speakers.
Duration: 75- 120 minutes.
Possibly defended orally or by poster presentation (depending on the decision of
the Scientific Commission).
Duration: 15 minutes
We welcome paper submissions to shape the conference.
Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of Scientific Papers
• Abstracts and papers should be sent in digital format, in Portuguese,
Spanish or English.
• The text should be written in Arial, size 10 with 1.5 spacing and with a
maximum of 500 words.
• The title should be written in bold type and without underlined words.
• The name of the presenting author should be underlined. When an author
appears in more than one paper, the name should always appear in the
• The institution and the country that presents the paper should appear.
• It is recommended to authors to review thoroughly and correct the
abstracts before sending it, to avoid typographical or spelling errors or
inconsistencies in the data that could make its understanding difficult.
• The papers should be sent by email to the Scientific Commission via e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, containing the abstract of paper.
• The Secretariat will confirm its reception by the same way within 48
• The paper will be considered as received only after confirmation of receipt
and approval by the Scientific Commission.
If you would like to know more about the event, more information is available on our websites.
Congress site: http://www.stk80.leading.pt
CIMETOX site: http://www.ulan-cimetox-malange.net
MSc. Prof. André Pedro Neto
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LUEJI A’NKONDE UNIVERSITY (ULAN)
FACULTY OF MEDICINE OF MALANJE
1st INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF TOXICOLOGY, ANGOLA 2014
Having concluded the programme on various issues addressed at the 1st International Congress of Toxicology, Angola 2014 under the slogan ‘Towards a new concept of toxicology in Angola for assistance in improving the quality of life of the people’, held from 24-27 November 2014, at the College of Medicine of Malanje, under the guidance of the President of the Organising Committee, his Excellency PhD Samuel Carlos Victorino, Rector of ULAN, approved the final statement and its conclusions:
Participants in congress:
His Excellency PhD Adão do Nascimento, Minister of Higher Education of Angola; His Excellency Dr Eduardo Domingos, Deputy Governor for Economic Sector, representing His Excellency Dr Norberto Fernandes dos Santos, Governor of Malanje Province; PhD Samuel Carlos Victorino, Rector of the ULAN; His Excellency General Lúcio Gonçalves do Amaral, Army Commander; PhD André Pedro Neto, Honourable Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Malanje; Bishop of the Diocese of Malanje Dom Benedito Roberto.
A total of 605 participants of academic authorities were in attendance, as well as representatives of the Armed Forces, the National Police, National Service of Civil Protection and Fire, ecclesiastical authorities, students, teachers, businessmen, representatives of civil society and stakeholders.
Noteworthy are the 13 national lecturers, the 29 Cubans living in Angola, and the 14 other nationalities represented from inter alia Brazil (3), Cape Verde (4), Cuba (5), Egypt (1), Portugal (2) and Nigeria (6).
In his address of welcome to participants the Rector of ULAN, PhD Samuel Carlos Victorino, stressed the importance of this Congress as a forum for sharing knowledge and experiences in the field of toxicology, having noted with particular focus the aspects related to the protection of health, the environment, food and national security.
The opening keynote lecture was delivered by His Excellency PhD Adão do Nascimento, Minister of Higher Education, who pontificated on the theme ‘Higher Education – development factor. The Challenges of management and quality of Higher Education in Angola’.
During the Congress 19 issues were addressed in the form of conferences, oral delivery and posters, of which the following conclusions emerged:
Toxicology, Research, Education and Society
Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment
Clinical Toxicology and Pharmacovigilance
Organisation of Prehospital and Hospital Care in Disaster and Emergency Toxicological
Venomous Animals and Toxic Plants
Pesticides and Food Security
Community Toxicology and Drug Abuse
Advanced Technology and New Technologies
Forensic Toxicology and Drug Abuse
Malanje, 27 November 2014
During the sixth Fair of Angolan Creator/Inventor, a national event which was held from 12 to 15 September in Luanda, CIMETOX won first place in the category of research and obtained a certificate and gold medal. CIMETOX will represent Angola at the international fair in Germany.
MORE GOLD FOR CIMETOX
On 3 November at the 66th edition of the International Fair of Ideas, Inventions and new Products (IENA2014), in Nuremberg, Germany, CIMETOX was awarded gold medals for producing the first antiophidic serum. In addition, Cimetox also received the gold medal from the Asiatic Society of Inventors with presidency in Taiwan and a Diploma of Recognition from the Society of Inventors of Portugal.