A N N U A L   C O N F E R E N C E 

Each year, GDDA-UK have the pleasure of organising an annual conference and charity gala for professional development, and to raise money for fantastic causes. Please see below for what we have in store this year...


GDDA-UK 14th Annual Conference

London Marriott Hotel, West India Quay

Friday 11th - Saturday 12th October 2019

Join us for our 14th Annual Conference and Charity Fundraiser Dinner & Dance in London this October.

Our conference this year is packed with 6 hours CPD and more speakers than ever. This year's conference will include time for debate as well as expert speakers. We are back in London, following the success of previous year's event. Our event is at the very plush and exclusive West India Quay Marriott Hotel, Canary Wharf, London. We are honoured to have Her Excellency Samira Bawumia and His Excellency Papa Owusu-Ankomah joining us.

















Global Health and Innovation' is one that is multidisciplinary. With technological advancements we need to be one step ahead. Our speakers are renowened in their respective fields and will share their knowledge with us.




Dr Sarah-Ann Filson - ''Common Presentations of the unwell traveller returning from Ghana.'

Mr Clement Agyin - 'Cardiac Surgrey in Ghana.'

Dr Claudia Brown - 'Periodontics in General Dental Practice.'

Dr Lawrence and Dr Rossby - 'Medical Elective in Ghana'

Mr Joseph Quansah - 'Social work home and away.'

Dr Vishal Patel - 'The evolving restorative and aesthetic interface.'

Mr Nana Ofori-Atta - 'Problems with Fake Medicine in Ghana'



Dr Lola Dare - Presenting her work in with CHESTRAD.

Lynn Asare - 'Detecting cancer in Ghana - making tumour markers visible on MRI.'Ghanaian Social Workers Association

'Melanin Medics - 'Melanin Medics.'

Albert Acheamfour - 'Dialysis in Ghana.'

Dr Yvette Arthur - 'Health and wellbeing in medical professionals.'

Dr Kavin Andi - 'Head and neck reconstruction.'

Dr Vishal Jasani - 'Successful Enndodontics in General Dental Practice.'

Miss Yewande Aduwole - Dental Elective in Ghana



We are continuing to support the VVF - Fund which we started working with last year. The VVF Fund is based in Ghana and helps woman who suffer the debilitating complicaiton of a vesico-vaginal fistulae during childbirth get back their dignity and their place in society. Will you stand with us again as we help this amazing cause?



The London Marriott Hotel West India Quay is located on Hertsmere Road, just off Aspen Way and we are adjacent to the West India Quay Station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR)


How to get to the Marriott Hotel West India Quay:

London City Airport

• DLR from City Airport to Poplar Station - 15 minutes

The City of London  

• DLR from Bank station to West India Quay - 15 minutes

Historic Greenwich

• DLR from Cutty Sark Station to West India Quay - 15 minutes 

The O2   

• Jubilee Line from North Greenwich station to Canary Wharf Underground Station - 10 minutes

London Excel and the ICC  

• DLR from Custom House to Poplar Station - 15 minutes

West End (Oxford Street) 

• Jubilee Line from Bond Street Underground Station to Canary Wharf - 20 minutes

Heathrow Airport – 23 miles 

• Piccadilly line to Green Park, change to Jubilee line to Canary Wharf - 5 mins walk to the hotel

London Gatwick – 45 miles

• Train First Capital Connect to London Bridge

• Jubilee line to Canary Wharf 5 mins walk to the hotel

Stansted Airport – 35 miles

• NXEA train to Liverpool Street Station

• Central line to Bank, then DLR to West India Quay for the hotel

Travelling by car

M11 Motorway

A406 to A12

Follow signs to Canary Wharf

A1262 Aspen Way then turn left into Hertsmere Road


M25 Motorway

A13 to City

Follow signs to Canary Wharf

A1262 Aspen Way then turn left into Hertsmere Road


From the City

Follow signs for tower of London. On the A3211 Take the Highway east A1203.

Exit for Canary Wharf

At the Westferry Circus Roundabout turn left in Hertsmere Road


Parking Space

Vinci Car Park open 24 hours, for information: 0207 5179388 

600 spaces in Hertsmere Road Opposite Hotel



Riverside Car Park

400 spaces on the Westferry Circus roundabout

Oversized Vehicle 2.75 height


Nearby hotels:

- Fraser Place Canary Wharf

- Marriott Executive Apartments London, Canary Wharf

- Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel

- Marlin Apartments - Canary Wharf

- 3 - Lincoln Plaza Q Apartments

- Imperial Stay

- SACO Canary Wharf - Trinity Tower