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    About the Conference

    The 22nd Annual Scientific Conference 

    The Clinical Officers’ fraternity has seen success and consistent improvement in annual scientific conferences over the years. There has been notable improvement in the quality and number of abstracts submitted and presented, including poster presentations. We have also seen and appreciated the overwhelming support from various partners over the years. Continuous professional development for Clinical Officers remains our core mandate, and the Annual Scientific Conference is the culmination of all such activities every year.

     

    In 2019, KCOA hosted a twin conference; the 21st KCOA and 7th African Network of Clinical Practitioners (ANCP). This was a great success and saw participation from several African countries.

     

    Despite the challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, KCOA remains committed to its key mandate. We have therefore planned our first HYBRID CONFERENCE to be held from 18th to 19th November 2020. The onsite conference will be held at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi.

    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.

    In an effort to have a more inclusive conference, we have added two more regional for centers. Attendees who choose any of these two extra centers will join colleagues in an on-screen livestream that will be broadcast from the main center in Nairobi. The extra physical locations are:

    1. Nokras Riverine Hotel, Sagana

    2. PrideInn Express Hotel, Nyali – Mombasa

    THE TARGET AUDIENCE

    We target two types of audience:

    Onsite audience: This group will attend the live conference. We have restricted this number to 150 participants, excluding sponsors’ representatives. These include:

    • KCOA national leaders and regional representatives
    • Abstract presenters and keynote speakers
    • Special guests
    • A few delegates on first-come-first-serve

    Remote audience: These participants will join various sessions in the program through a live webinar broadcast. We target over 1,000 participants over the conference period.

    THE HYBRID: ADVANTAGES

    While it’s true that virtual events may wane in popularity, the event industry has changed forever. Technology is no longer a premium or a maybe, it’s an essential, need-to-have for current and future events.

    • Reduced strain on resources for participants
    • Greater scalability to a larger audience and geographical reach
    • Relevant data/metrics and accurate reporting
    • Choice of sessions for delegates
    • Flexibility and convenience for delegates

    THE PROGRAM

    The program will comprise of a few plenary sessions and a larger number of parallel sessions in order to cover as many topics as possible. We will run two concurrent sessions. The program will be shared with partners in due course.

    THE PRESENTATIONS

    We target to have 80% of the abstract presenters and keynote speakers assembled in the live conference. They will present to the onsite audience, and the same presentation will be broadcast to a webinar platform. The broadcast will involve several cameras and livestream equipment to ensure wide coverage of the presentations and the rest of the conference hall. This will ensure the feel of a ‘live environment’ for remote audience.

    THE BROADCAST

    As described above, the broadcast model with be similar to a TV broadcast, but enhanced with interactivity for remote audience, including but not limited to, Q&A, chat, polls, surveys etc.

    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

    Conference Charges

    Category Amount

    Physical delegates Ksh. 7,000

    Virtual delegates (Via online streaming) Ksh. 2,000

    Pre-service students & Interns Ksh. 2,000

    Pre-service students & Interns (Virtual attendance) Ksh. 500

    International delegates (Physical attendance) USD 100

    International delegates (Virtual attendance) USD 30

     

    Conference Registration

    Click this link to register https://bit.ly/3iVaoGy

     

    Payment Details

    Pay via MPesa:

    Paybill Number: 400200

    Account Number: 01134162084600

    SMS your FULL NAME and payment confirmation to 0756373312

     

    Conference Organizer:

    INBURST CORPORATE LTD

    P.O Box 19963 - 00100 Nairobi. Kenya.

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