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    THE 22nd KCOA ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 18th to 19th NOVEMBER 2020

    THE 22nd KCOA ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 18th to 19th NOVEMBER 2020

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    About Conference 2020

    Everything you need to know about the KCOA Hybrid conference 2020 to be held at Crowne Plaza, Nairobi, Kenya.

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    THEME

    Health Systems; repositioning for COVID-19 era.

    SUB THEMES

    1. Non-communicable disease care in the COVID-19 era
    2. Primary healthcare in emerging and re-emerging infections; a focus on Clinical   Medicine
    3. Primary healthcare; a path towards social justice, accountability and accreditation
    4. Technology as a solution in UHC
    5. Impact of COVID-19 towards the improvement of healthcare services and working habits among Healthcare workers
    6. Health systems and community responses to COVID-19
    7. Inter-professional education and team-based care

    Benefits of Attending the Conference

    1. All attendees will get 10 CPD points for attending
    2. All attendees will get a certificate of participation
    3. All attendees will get a soft copy of the presentation pack covering all presentations for future reference
    4. The knowledge to be shared through presentations is key in professional development
    5. All abstract presenters and physical delegates will get conference merchandise

    THE HYBRID CONFERENCE

    In order to ensure adherence to the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization guidelines to curb the  spread  of  COVID-19,  we  will  have  a  hybrid  conference,  with  a  few  clinicians  attending  the  live conference (onsite) and a vast majority attending various sessions through webinar broadcasts.
    Albert Taiti

    Albert Taiti

    KCOA CHAIRMAN

    Eric Ondeki

    Joseph Chebii

    KCOA SECRETARY GENERAL

    Anne Senewa

    Anne Senewa Naikuni

    KCOA NATIONAL TREASURER

    BRIEF  HISTORY-CLINICAL MEDICINE

    • Training of clinical officers started in 1928 with hospital-based certificate programs
      • Certificate level in 1928, Diploma introduced 1967
      • Degree in 2003,  Master program  
    • Higher diploma was  introduced in the late 1970s (specialization)
    • The Clinical Officers Council was established by an Act of Parliament in 1988  (Act Cap 260 )Laws of Kenya  became operational in 1989.
    • Jun 23, 2017 - THE CLINICAL OFFICERS ACT. No. 20 of 2017. (TRAINING, REGISTRATION AND LICENSING) Assented on the  21st June, 2017 & Commenced on 7th July, 2017.
    • The act formally recognizes KCOA as the official professional society

    KCOA

    • Kenya Clinical Officers’ Association was established and registered on 9th July 1981.
      • The association has a membership of about 2500.  
      • About 2000 are in public sector and 500 are in private sector.
    • Every  qualified clinical officer meets  membership requirements
    • Membership  fee has been Ksh 200 Monthly  since 1981 to date

    STRUCTURE OF THE ORGANIZATION

    • National Executive Committee
    • Executive Members
    • Front Office Secretary
    • Co-option
    • Working Committees
    • Provincial Secretary
    • Branch Official's :Sub Branch Officials

    KCOA COMMITTEE

    1. STRUCTURAL, LEGAL & STRATEGIC PLAN
    2. TRAINING,CAPACITY BUILDING & PUBLICITY
    3. SOCIAL AFFAIRS,ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT & INVESTMENTS
    4. RESOURCES MOBILIZATION & MANAGEMENT
    5. MONITORING & EVALUATION, EXPANSION & SUSTAINABILITY

    OBJECTIVES  

    • Custodian of  Clinical officers WELFARE
    • Make  Clinical medicine  Great again
    • Champion  of Social- Economic empowerment  
    • Advance  Professional Development
    • Linkage with Stakeholders
    • Advocacy –  Profession, welfare.
    • Policy Guidance
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