President’s Welcome Note

The Convention of BioMedical Research, Ghana (CoBREG) was previously known as the Ghana Biomedical Convention. It is a culmination of efforts dating back to the summer of 2007 at pooling together research and related efforts of scientists in Ghana and beyond towards local development and capacity building. Around the world, many of our compatriots are engaged in the search for answers to the many biomedical challenges confronting humanity. Several work at the very cutting-edge. Over the years, scores of scientists and trainees have benefited from the activities of CoBREG, including its annual Ghana BioMed Conference.

The most recent (twelfth) annual conference was held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology School of Business in Kumasi. Held in conjunction with the College of Health Sciences under the theme “Universal Access to Healthcare-the Role of the Health Scientist”, the meeting brought together participants from Spain, the USA, the United Kingdom, Nigeria and Ghana.

Some very consequential collaborations have been initiated among our members. Further, we have held workshops and training programs of various kinds.

We invite all and sundry to join us as we work to confront the challenges of the day, extend the frontiers of knowledge, provide a forum for dissemination of scientific activity and findings, facilitate scientific and professional collaborations, and train the next generation of brilliant African scientists and scholars.

Professor George Acquah-Mensah

(CoBReG President)