H.E Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

( Former President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria )

International Attendees

ACSCD 2020 information will be available in 1st quarter of 2020.

This October, sickle cell and public health experts from the African Region and around the globe will gather for one of Africa’s premier event for sickle cell disease on the continent — the 1st African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease(ACSCD 2019). With an expected 800+ attendees from around Africa and rest of the world, the ACSCD 2019 gathering will deliver an educational and impact focused platform for the collective discovery of evidence based and sustainable solutions to the challenges of sickle cell disease.

Join us at ACSCD 2019 in Victoria Island, Lagos, where you will learn from world-renowned thought leaders, researchers, sickle cell & public health experts,  practitioners, and benchmark to stay up-to-date with latest on sickle cell. At ACSCD 2019, you will grow your network, expand your competencies, and grow professionally. As an international guest, you will enjoy the camaraderie of your global colleagues and experience the hospitality of The Lounge, which is the center of networking, planning and, of course, rest.

International Delegations at ACSCD 2019

Join a delegation

The ACSCD will welcome a diverse international delegations from all over the world. International delegations are comprised of 5 or more attendees who attend as a group representing their region. Registering for the Congress and Exhibition as part of an international delegation is the most affordable way to attend the conference and build lasting relationships with professionals in the global SCD community.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced registration fee
  • With more than 10 paid attendees, the delegation leader will receive 1 complimentary registration.
  • Acknowledgment of your delegation during the ACSCD International reception.
  • Use of the The Lounge during your stay at the conference for meeting colleagues, eating lunch or taking a well-deserved coffee break.

To join an international delegation, find your country from the list below and click on it to contact your delegation leader.

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Organize a delegation!
With a minimum of just 5 paid participants, you can organize an international delegation.

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For more information, please contact the Congress Secretariat at info@acscd.org

Travel to Nigeria

It is recommended that all international attendees review the requirements of Immigration related to flying to or transiting through Nigeria. For more information, please visit this page.

Citizens of Economic of West African States (ECOWAS) do not require entry permits into Nigeria. All visitors not exempted from entry permits are advised to apply and obtain appropriate visas from the nearest Nigerian Mission – Embassy, High Commission or Consulate before entry into Nigeria as visas cannot be issued at the port of entry.

Early application is advisable to avoid delay.


Health authorities recommend vaccination against cholera and yellow fever from all visitors. Anti-malaria prophylactic is also recommended.

International Invitation Letters

Upon request, ACSCD issues International Invitation Letters to international attendees wishing to attend the congress.

ACSCD cannot accept any responsibility for Visa applications nor will it influence the processing of Visas. Applicants must check with their respective authorities to determine exact processing requirements. For more information about Canadian government requirements for visitors and contact information for Visa offices, visit www.immigration.gov.ng

Where an attendee is unable to attend the convention because of their failure to obtain a Visa, the cancellation policy for registration fees will apply.

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