The Management of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting endeavors geared towards capacity building and the attainment of center of excellence status. Chief medical Director Professor Henry A. A. Ugboma gave the assurance while declaring open, a one-day conference on cryptococcal screening & treatment in the setting of HIV infection. Professor Ugboma who described the training session as very enlightening on account of the knowledge gained, promised to ensure other Departments take a cue from the conference. Earlier Professor Obunge explained that the conference is a collaborative effort between the teaching hospital, the College of Health Science, Nigeria Medical Association, and the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria. Professor Obunge explained the rational for hosting the conference is because of the high prevalence of HIV infection in Rivers State.