It’s our great privilege and honor to welcome you all for to the 13th Annual Scientific Conference and All-fellows’ Congress (ASCAF) of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, which will be held at one of the finest hotels in Owerri, Imo Concorde Hotel from 12th to 17th August, 2018.

Owerri is the capital of Imo State, Nigeria, set in the heart of Igboland. It is also the state’s largest city followed by Orlu and Okigwe. It occupies the area between the lower River Niger and the upper and middle Imo River and it lies within latitude 4 45’N and 7 15’N and longitude 6 50’E and 7 25’E with an area of around 5,100sq km.

The Owerri slogan is ‘Heartland’ and the city is predominantly inhabited by civil servants, businessmen and students. There are many government parastatals which provide employment to the people and several higher institutions including the Imo State University, Federal University of Technology, Alvan Ikoku College of Education, the Federal Polytechnic and Federal College of Lands and Resource Technology amongst others.

Owerri is currently referrred to as the entertainment capital of Nigeria becuase of its high density of spacious hotels, high street casinos and night clubs, production studios and high quality centres of relaxation. It is the home to an annual beauty pageant call ‘Miss Heartland’. The economy of the state depends primarily on agriculture, commerce, education and the hospitality industry.

Owerri is vert accessible with good inter and intra city road networks and by air. Over ten flights from Lagos and Abuja commute through the Imo Airport on daily bases, the prominent carriers being Air Peace, Arik Air, Dana Air and Medview. The people of Owerri and Imo State in general are fun loving, hospitable and accommodating. A visit to this town always leaves a memorable imprint in the hearts and minds of people.

Welcome to Owerri, The Eastern Heartland.
We promise you an unforgettable, and memorable stay.