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5th Kenya International Scientific Lung Health Conference


5th Kenya International Scientific Lung Health Conference


Starting on :08:00 AM 25 June, 2019 Venue:The Nairobi Hospital Convention Centre
Ending on :01:00 PM 28 June, 2019 Max Credits:20
Moderator:No Activity Moderator Activity Cost: Free Order

Presenters

1. Dr. Chris Gilpin
Dr Christopher Gilpin is a Senior Scientist working with the World Health Organisation in the TB Diagnostics and Laboratory Strengthening Unit (TBL) of the Global TB Programme. He Gilpin has over twenty years experience as a Microbiology Laboratory Scientist managing diagnostic laboratories in Australia and the Middle-East and has extensive experience in TB laboratory capacity strengthening and training in Africa, Asia and in the Pacific Islands. Chris holds a master of Public Health degree focused on tuberculosis and migration and a doctorate in the molecular diagnosis and epidemiology of tuberculosis
World Health Organization

2. Dr. Joseph Aluoch
Dr. Aluoch is a Respiratory Physician based at the Nairobi Hospital. He holds a Degree in Medicine from Makerere University, MRCP UK, DTCD from the University of Cardiff, Wales and Dip. Epid from Prague. He has worked with the Ministry of Health in various capacities including Deputy Director of Communicable Diseases Control and Head of the National Tuberculosis Control Program. He has worked as a chest medicine consultant in Kenyatta National Hospital, honorary lecturer at the University of Nairobi, a Senior Research Officer, Director of Respiratory Diseases Research Centre with KEMRI and consultant physician at the Infectious Diseases Hospital. He has served as a WHO consultant and a member of the expert committee WHO TB Control in Africa. He has served in several authorities in the country including KEMRI Board of Management, National Hospital Insurance Fund, Nairobi City Council Commission and the Nairobi Area Health Authority. Dr Aluoch is the sitting President of the Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) and is the Patron of the Respiratory Society of Kenya (ReSoK) - formerly the Kenya Association for the Prevention of TB and Lung Diseases (KAPTLD)
ReSoK/ PATS/The Nairobi Hospital

3. Dr. Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa
Dr Chakaya is a practicing respiratory physician based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has been a leader in TB control throughout his career,both in Kenya and on the global stage. He was the Chief Research Officer for the Kenya Medical Research Institute and has led the National TB Control Programme as its head and continues to act as a technical expert for the National Programme. He is the Chair of the Technical Review Panel of the Global Fund and the current President of the Union Against TB and Lung Diseases (IUATLD). Dr Chakaya is a founder member of the Kenya Association for the Prevention of TB and Lung Diseases (KAPTLD) now the Respiratory Society of Kenya (ReSoK) and serves as its' Secretariat's Technical Advisor
Respiratory Society of Kenya (ReSoK)/ IUATLD

4. Dr. Bruce Kirenga
Bruce Kirenga, is a Pulmonologist in the Department of Medicine at Makerere University College of Health Sciences at Mulago Hospital. He is also a Senior Lecturer (Pulmonology) and founding Director of the Makerere University Lung Institute. Bruce’s research interest is currently focused on understanding the drivers and mechanistic processes of airway diseases in Africa
Makerere Lung Institute

5. Prof. Antony Harris
Prof. Harris is an infectious disease physician, hospital epidemiologist, and tenured professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
International Union Against TB and Lung Diseases

6. Prof. Philip Hopewell
Philip Hopewell is a Professor of Medicine
University of California and American Thoracic Society

7. Prof. Elvis Irusen
Prof Irusen is a principal specialist and Clinical Head of the Pulmonology and Critical Care Division of the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa

8. Prof. David Denning
Dr. Denning is an infectious diseases clinician with expertise in fungal diseases. He serves as the Chief Executive of the Global Action Fund for Fungal infections (GAFFI) and Professor of Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Manchester, UK
University of Manchester

9. Prof. Steve Graham
Steve Graham is a Professor of International Child Health with the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Consultant in Child Lung Health with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), France. He is a paediatrician with more than 20 years of experience in child health in resource-limited settings including child TB in both African and Asia-Pacific regions. Particular interests include child tuberculosis, pneumonia and invasive bacterial disease especially invasive salmonellosis in tropical Africa. His particular current research interest is to improve implementation of child TB management and prevention in the resource-limited setting
University of Melbourne, Australia/ IUATLD

Description

The Kenya International Scientific Lung Health Conference (KISLHC) offers a platform for dissemination of the most updated information on the latest developments in research and clinical practice in the field of lung health and respiratory medicine. It provides stakeholders an opportunity to debate on controversial issues, challenges, and solutions; share experiences and to bring their personal contribution to the area.

Objectives

Share updates and share experiences on the current management of common respiratory conditions




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