On behalf of the organizing committee I am delighted to extend an invitation to the participants to the 4th Kenya International Lung Health Conference and Exhibition, which will take place from 20th – 23rd June 2017 in Nairobi.
This is Kenya’s largest conference devoted to lung health. The Ministry of Health, AMREF, and Kenya Association have jointly organized the conference for Prevention of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and other stakeholders in TB and Lung Health.
The conference is devoted to the science and practice of respiratory medicine and will give participants a platform to exchange ideas, to discover novel opportunities, reacquaint themselves with colleagues involved in respiratory care, meet new friends and to broaden their knowledge. The conference will be held at the Five Star Weston Hotel in the west of the city.
The First Kenya Lung Health Conference was held in 2009. The theme was “TB/HIV Care as an entry point into comprehensive lung health” which underscored the impact of the two pandemics on lung health in Kenya. It is now over seven years since the 1st Lung Health Conference was held and respiratory medicine has moved on. We have adopted the theme for the 4th Kenya International Lung Conference as “Sustainable innovation in Lung health.” This is broadly covering all disciplines of respiratory medicine from fundamental research to the state of the art in global medicine of lung health.
We are expecting over 500 participants, which will include delegates, exhibitors and presenters at the four-day conference. We are also expecting the participation of renowned international speakers in respiratory medicine. We look forward to respiratory physicians and scientists from Kenya and the neighbouring countries and Africa in general to meet and discuss the strategies to tackle the challenges of increasing burden of respiratory diseases in the sub Saharan Africa. They have to formulate ideas to expand their knowledge and increase advocacy towards improving lung health in the region. We in the organizing committee hope that we have put a programme that will offer participants an opportunity to discuss innovative ideas towards sustainable innovations in lung health. The conference will offer in the program an opportunity to discuss and communicate through various seminars, symposium, workshop, plenary sessions, abstract presentations and poster sessions. We encourage the participants to make use of full opportunities offered.
I take this opportunity in advance to register our appreciation to all the stakeholders involved in the conference organization and members of the various organizing committees for their commitment to make the conference a success.
On behalf of the organizing committee we wish you a superb conference experience and a memorable stay in Nairobi.
Welcome to Nairobi!
Dr J A Aluoch
Chairman Organizing Committee,
Fourth Lung Conference