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The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) is the apex independent scientific body in Nigeria. The Academy’s mission is to promote the growth, acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge, and facilitate its use in solving problems of national interest. The Academy will hold its 5th Annual Scientific Conference on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th January, 2024. This edition of the conference, themed Transdisciplinary Research as Catalyst for Nigeria’s Sustainable Development, is slated to hold in Lagos.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together relevant stakeholders – policymakers, researchers, and the private sector – to showcase scientific research and innovations with the potential of addressing national challenges. The NAS invites scientists, students, and other stakeholders to submit abstracts of original research for this conference under the following sub-themes:

Subtheme 1: Artificial intelligence and other
emerging technologies for Nigeria’s
Research on the use of artificial intelligence
and other emerging technologies in all aspects
of national development including healthcare
delivery, industrial production, and education
Subtheme 2: Transdisciplinary research for
healthcare in Nigeria.
Transdisciplinary science research, including
one-health research, with implications for
healthcare delivery, drug policy, drug security,
and drug discovery.
Subtheme 3: Smart agriculture and food
Transdisciplinary research that addresses
climate change and provides solutions for
sustainable food security in Nigeria.
Subtheme 4: Emerging technologies for
sustainable energy production and usage.
Transdisciplinary research that explores the
use of technologies for achieving sustainable
energy production and consumption for an
improved energy sector in Nigeria.
Subtheme 5: Smart cities and emerging
Research that showcases the potentials of
emerging technologies for revolutionizing
Nigeria’s transportation, manufacturing,
housing, security, infrastructure, and data
Subtheme 6: Emerging technologies in
emergency preparedness and response.
Research that illustrates emerging technologies
as tools for preparing, and responding to
emergency situations such as flooding, other
natural disasters, public health emergencies etc


Participation in the conference is open to all interested researchers, students from tertiary
institutions, and participants from the private sector. There is no registration fee for this edition of
the conference. To register to participate in the conference, please access the registration form here or using https://bit.ly/NASCon5.


Abstract Submission

To submit an abstract for the conference, please indicate so in the registration form, and provide a link to your abstract (in Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman Font Size 12, 500 words maximum, and not larger than 1MB). Please use this Abstract-Template-5th-NAS-Annual-Scientific-Conference.pdf for this purpose. Selected abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts, and subsequently, full papers will be considered for publication in the Academy’s journal – The Proceedings of the Nigerian Academy of Science (PNgAS).


Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: Wednesday, 25th October, 2023
  • Notification of selected abstracts: 20th-24th November, 2023
  • Deadline for conference registration: Friday, 8th December, 2023

Call for Exhibitors
The NAS Annual Scientific Conference provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase innovations, and products to stakeholders. The two-day conference is expected to have participants from relevant sectors including policy, research, academia, and industry; making it a must for exhibitors seeking to connect with multiple stakeholders. For enquiries regarding exhibition, kindly send an email to nasconference@nas.org.ng

For further information/enquires, please contact the NAS Secretariat using 0803-073-3880 or


Professor Abubakar Sambo FAS                                                                Dr. M. Oladoyin Odubanjo

Chair, NAS Scientific Conference Committee                                                Executive Secretary, NAS

Professor Ekanem Braide FAS

President, NAS