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CONFERENCE DATES
June 20 - 23, 2017
THEME
Sustainable Innovations for Lung Health
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
March 31, 2017
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE
Locals KES 10,000 ($100)
Internationals KES 15,000 ($150)

About the Conference

The scientific program, in part, consists of at least five plenary sessions presented jointly by international and local speakers with special focus on lung health issues of great public health interest in Kenya.

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Welcome to the Conference

Dr Cleopa Mailu, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Kenya welcomes all delegates from both the national and international community to this scientific conference. 

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Program

This conference run through all 4 days from 20 - 23 June 2017.
We also provide free lunch and coffee break in each day.
Day 1
Jun 20 2017
Day 2
Jun 21 2017
Day 3
Jun 22 2017
Day 4
Jun 23 2017
7:00 - 8:30

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Pre-Conference Workshop Themes

Skills-building workshops conducted during the conference will aim to provide participants with the opportunity to develop/or enhance skills in various aspects of lung health. The sessions will be interactive and participatory....
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Opening Ceremony

Details on the opening ceremony activities and speakers

Welcome Cocktail

Sponsored by Conference Organising Committee MC: Dr. Mohan Lumba / Dr. Joseph Aluoch
7:00 - 18:00

REGISTRATION

Symposium 9 – Neoplastic, Environmental and Occupational Lung Diseases

Speaker 1: Occupational asthma – Dr Mecha Jared Speaker 2: Hypersensitivity Pneumonia – Dr Peter Waweru Speaker 4: Kenya’s Preparedness to confront mining- related Lung Diseases – (Ministry of Labour Health desk –...
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Symposium 1 – MDR TB and XDR TB

Speaker 1: Anti-TB resistance in Kenya; Drivers, response and outcomes – Dr Kamene Kimenye Speaker 2: Use of New drugs among Pre XDR and XDR TB Patients – Dr Stephen Wanjala Speaker...
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Symposium 2 – Drug Sensitive Tuberculosis

Speaker 1: Current recommendations for TB diagnosis in Kenya – Prof. Revathi Speaker 2: International Guidelines for managing Drug Susceptible TB – Prof. Phillip Hopewell Speaker 3: When it is not Tuberculosis,...
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Symposium 3 – Pneumonia

  Speaker 1: Optimising pneumonia outcomes in resource limited settings with increasing anti-microbial resistance – Prof. Marvin Mer Speaker 2: Community Acquired Pneumonia in children; Current paediatric guidelines and Kenyan protocols...
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10:00 - 10:30

Tea Break

Plenary 1

Topic: Drug resistant infections in ICU? Speaker: Prof. Guy Richards   Chair: Dr Jeremiah Chakaya Rapporteur: Dr Immaculate Kathure
11:30 - 12:30

Poster Discussions

Lunch Break for all & Concurrent Lunchtime Symposia

Symposium A (GSK) Anti-microbial resistance in 2017 Speaker: Dr. Enoch Omonge Chair: Dr. Eric Mugambi Symposium B (Bayer) Pulmonary Embolism Speaker: ? Chair: ? Symposium C (AStraZeneca) Topic: ? Speaker:...
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12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Symposium 5 – Critical care in the pediatric patient

Speaker 1: Organizing and setting up critical care units for children; KNH experience – Dr Bhupi Reel Speaker 2: Nutrition in the critically ill child – Dr Julianna Muiva. Speaker 3: ARDS...
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Symposium 6 – Critical care in adults

Speaker 1 : Dealing with sepsis in 2017 – Prof. Mervin Mer Speaker 2: Ventilator-associated Pneumonias – Dr Prakash Saini Speaker 3: Communication at the end of life in critically ill patients...
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Symposium 4 – Paediatric Lung Health; Vaccines

Speaker 1: Influenza in Kenyan children; A call for national vaccination – Dr Evans Amukoye Speaker 2: Pneumococcal prevalence; Updates on post vaccination and the way forward – Dr. J K Mbuthia...
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15:00 - 15:30

Tea Break

Plenary Session 2

Topic 1: Tuberculosis and HIV: What are the persisting challenges and where are we heading? – Dr Kevin Cain Topic 2: New WHO TB treatment guidelines – Prof. Philip Hopewell Chair: Dr...
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Evening Symposia

Symposium A (GSK) Topic 1: Anti-microbial stewardship Current drivers for anti-microbial resistance in Kenyan hospitals – Dr. Enoch Omonge / Dr. Christina Mwachari Topic 2: Creating anti-microbial stewardship programs in...
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7:00 - 18:00

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Symposium 8 – Adult Asthma

Speaker 1: Asthma prevalence, incidence and social determinants; Is the burden of asthma increasing in Kenya – Dr Jeremiah Chakaya Speaker 2: Choices in Asthma Care – Prof. Tim Harrison Speaker 3:...
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Symposium 7 – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Speaker 1: Phenotyping COPD; Real or myth? – (Dr. Gathua) / (Dr. Jackson Atina) Speaker 2: The evidence from landmark trials in COPD: FLAME, WISDOM – Dr. Salim Masoud Speaker 3: The...
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10:00 - 10:30

Tea Break

Plenary 3

Topic: Chronic Pulmonary Disease in 2017; Summary of GOLD 2017 Prof. Mervin Mer or Prof. Tim Harrison   Chair: Dr Muhindi & Dr. George Nyale Rapporteur: CTLC Kirinyaga
11:30 - 12:30

Poster Discussions 2

Lunch Break for all & Concurrent Lunch time symposia

Symposium D (Glenmark) Topic: ? Speaker: ? Chair: ? Symposium E (Boehringer) Topic: Treatment of symptomatic Asthma: The role of Tiotropium Speaker: Dr. G Nyale Chair: ? Symposium F (Novartis) Topic: ?...
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12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Symposium 11 – Paediatric Asthma

Speaker 1: An update on the prevalence and diagnosis of asthma; 2017 Kenya guidelines – Dr. Ann Irungu Speaker 2: Difficult to control asthma – Dr. Adil Waris Speaker 3: Use of...
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Symposium 12 – Difficult to control Asthma

Speaker 1: What is severe asthma? – Dr. George Nyale Speaker 2: Research needs in severe Asthma. Case study: African Severe Asthma Program (ASAP) – Dr. Bruce Kirenga Speaker 3: Tools for...
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Symposium 10 – HIV and Lung Diseases

Speaker 1: Introduction (5 mins): HIV as a chronic disease; Is this the end of AIDS? – Dr. Joseph Aluoch Speaker 2: New Insights into HIV and lung disease in the...
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15:00 - 15:30

Tea Break

Plenary 4

Topic: Tuberculosis today Topic 1: Lessons from Global TB prevalence surveys – Prof. Phillip Hopewell Topic 2: Updates from the Kenya National Prevalence Survey 2015/2016 – Dr. Enos Masini   Chair: Dr....
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18:00 - 21:00

Gala Dinner (By Invitation)

07:00 - 8:30

Registration

Symposium 14 – Advocacy and Community Engagement in TB care and prevention

Speaker 1: Advocacy for TB and HIV in Kenya – Lucy Chesire, TAC Speaker 2: Engaging the political community in championing for TB eradication – Hon. Stephen Mule Speaker 3: TB and...
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Symposium 15 – Health systems strengthening and lung health

Speaker 1: Strengthening laboratory systems to deliver quality health services – Josephine Wahogo / Jeremiah Okari Speaker 2: The case for Public Private Partnerships to strengthen the health system – Dr. Brenda...
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Symposium 13 – Social protection in the realm of chronic lung diseases

Speaker 1: Health and human rights – Allan Maleche (KELIN) Speaker 2: Social protection in Kenya – Cecily Mbaka (Ministry of Labour- Social Protection Secretariat) Speaker 3: Social Protection provisions in NHIF...
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10:00 - 10:30

Tea Break

Plenary 5 and Closing Ceremony

Topic 1: Air pollution and Lung Health in Africa – Kevin Mortimer Topic 2: Lung Health vision 2030; A view from a lung health practitioner – Dr. George Nyale Topic 3: Strengthening...
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12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Recent News

Second Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Committee of the 4th Kenya International Scientific Lung Health Conference invites the submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations, in keeping with...
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Save the Date: June 20 – 23, 2017 Theme: Sustainable Innovations for Lung Health Venue: Weston Hotel, Nairobi

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Conference Partners

We sincerely thank the following partners for their support in making this conference a reality!