Conference Papers


    1. The contribution of malposition to birth injuries in the young. Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria. Kano 16/8/80.

    2. Malaria as a cause of megaloblastic anaemia in pregnancy: protection associated with sickle cell trait. Joint meeting of the 18th Congress of the International Society for Haemotology, the 16th Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, Montreal Quebec, Canada, August 16-22, 1980.

    3. Anaemia and its prevention in primigravidae in Zaria. Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Haemotology and Blood Transfusion, Zaria, 1-3 April, 1984.

    4. Easy vaginal deliveries with occipito-posterior positions. Annual Conference of the West African College of Surgeons, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, January 29, 1985.

    5. Maternal Mortality. 20th Annual Scientific Conference of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), Jos Nigeria, September 7, 8 and 9 1988.

    6. Technology and Obstetric Outcome. The 8th Annual Congress of the Confederation of the African Medical Associations and Societies (CAMAS). 2-8 December 1990, Accra, Ghana.

    7. Safe Motherhood Initiative Nigeria 1990. XIII World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), Singapore. September 1991.

    8. Adolescent Sexuality and its Problems in an African Society (Nigeria). XIII World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). Singapore, September 1991.

    9. Epidemiology of Induced Abortion. International Seminar on the Prevention of Abortion-related Morbidity and Mortality in Nigeria at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Wednesday, 4 December 1991.

    10. Intensive Care in Obstetric Practice: The Case of the Unbooked Mother. 32nd Annual Conference of the West African College of Surgeons, Banjul, Gambia. 2-9 February 1992.

    11.  Management of malaria in Pregnancy. 17th Annual Scientific Conference of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria. Port-Harcourt, 15/10/92.

    12. Counseling for Contraception in General and Private Medical Practice. Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners. 1993 Annual Conference Port Harcourt. 19/3/93.

    13.  Perinatal Mortality Rate at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. 1992 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria.

    14. Maternal mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa; The problems and leads to Prevention. 13th Meeting of the South to South Co-operation on Reproductive Health in Developing Countries. 10-11 May 1993, Lagos, Nigeria.

    15.  AIDS: Keeping Rivers State Protected. A guest lecture delivered at a seminar organised by Nigeria Medical Association (Rivers State branch) Wednesday, 22 September 1993.

    16. Epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases in developing countries (excluding HIV/AIDS) paper read at the XIV World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 24-30 Sept. 1994.

    17. Sexually Transmitted Infections in Nigeria. 2nd International Conference of RCOG London in New Delhi, India, March 1996.

    18. Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Nigeria. Symposium on better approaches to Reproductive Health Care. Ghent Belgium Sept. 1997.

    19. Babatunde SB, Ikokwu-Wonodi C, Odu NN, Briggs ND, Obunge OK, Ikimalo J, Dollimore N, Brabin L, Kemp J. Strengthening adolescent reproductive health service delivery in Port Harcourt through a network of functional programme linkages. Proceedings of the 2nd European Congress on Tropical Medicine, 14 -15 September 1998, Liverpool, UK

    20. Maternal Mortality in West Africa. 39th Annual Conference. West African College of Surgeons, Conakry. Guinea. Feb. 1999.

    21. Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Nigerian Women. An information sharing meeting of partners on health research activities in Nigeria. FOH, Abuja. March 1999.

    22. Difficulties with Syndromic Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections at PHC level. 3rd International Conference of RCOG London in Cape Town, South Africa. September 1999.

    23. Maternal Mortality, Maternity Services and Safe Motherhood. Annual Conference of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria. Lagos. November 1999.

    24. Incontinence in Developing Countries. 2nd International Consultation on Incontinence. Palais des Congres, Paris – France July 1-3, 2001.

    25. Ethno-cultural imperatives and breast-feeding Information Packaging: A community-based study. The 23rd International Congress of Pediatrics Sept. 9-14, 2001 Beijing. China.

    26. Some fundamental consideration and Breast feeding options among mothers in Rivers State. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Paediatirc Assocation of Nigeria (PANCOF) Asaba, Nigeria, January 2002.

    27. L. Brabin, P Bos, P.Thomas, S Babatunde, C Ikokwu-Wonodi, O Obunge, J Ikimalo, N Briggs. Consequences of High Risk Behaviours and Lifestyles of Young Nigerian Males. Third European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, September 8 – 11, 2002, Lisbon, Portugal.

    28. Urban Rural dichotomies in Developing Economies and their influence on Infant feeding practices. Some lessons from a Community Based Study in Nigeria. Paper presented at 6th Commonwealth Congress on Diaorhoea and Malnutrition. Drakensburg Mountains, South Africa. 19-21 May 2003.

    29. Life Depends on Birthweight. A Keynote Address delivered at the 36th Annual General Meeting of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigerian (SOGON). Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Novermber 2003.

    30. HIV Prevention of mother to Child Tranmission. A symposium held at the 53 Annual Scientific Conference of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PANCOF), Zaria-Nigeria. January 2004.

    31. HIV Peer Education and VCT Intervention at the 2004 Nigerian Universities Games in Port Harcourt Nigeria. Presentation by Babatunde S, Wowo S, Lawson B, Ikimalo J, Briggs N. XVI International AIDS Conference Toronto Canada 13-18 August 2006

    32. Learning from routine service data. Preliminary results on HIV/TB coinfection at TB/DOTS clinic in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. AIDS 2010. Vienna Austria. Presented by S Babatunde, PE Nngeri, IN Amechi, A Yamoshuk, T Myers, D Zakus, O Wiwa, ND Briggs

    33. A Needs Assessment for HIV/AIDS Research Utilization and Training within the Department of Nursing, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Canada, April 14-17, 2011. Presentation made along with Allman D, Babatunde S, Nwaobia P, Yarmoshuk A, Akani CI and Myers T.

    34. Yarmoshuk, A., Babatunde, S., Allman, D., Myers, T., Briggs, N. D. Establishing the Centre for Health and Development at the University of Port Harcourt: successes and challenges of a partnership between the University of Toronto and the University of Port Harcourt. 16th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 4-8 December 2011.

    35. United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20. Rio De Janiero, Brazil, June 2012 Attended. Made a Poster Presentation: The Green Niger Delta Initiative.

    36. XX World Congress of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Rome, Italy. October 2012 Attended. Did not read a paper.

    37. Babatunde S, Myers T, Allman D, Akani C. Chinenye S, Yarmoshuk A, Marlatt F, Sandstrom P, Brooks J, Igbigbi E, Obunge O, Briggs ND, and Silverman M. Prevalence of HIV-2 in HIV Positive Adults, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. AMMI (Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases). Quebec City, Canada, April 5, 2013. Abstract 0086

    38. First International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in Africa conference held in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 2-5 October, 2013. Maternal and Perinatal mortality from Eclampsia revisited: A Case for renewed emphasis on training and retraining of helath workers in peripheral units. Authors Okpani AU, Ugboma HAA, Harbor EE, Orazulike NC, Ogu RN, Nyeche S, Alegbeleye J, John CT and Briggs ND.

    39. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology Conference 2015. Brisbane Australia, April 12 -15. Attended and contributed to various discussions.