15 to 18 March 2023, The Grand Royal Swiss Hotel, Kisumu 




Message From KAP National Chair

Ladies and gentlemen,  dear colleagues,

It gives me pleasure to welcome you to attend the 26 KAP  Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held between the 15th and 18th of March 2023. This event is being hosted jointly by the National Executive Council (NEC) and the KAP Western Branch at a very beautiful Venue in Kisumu City – Royal Grand Swiss Hotel. The theme of the conference is ‘Incorporating Recent Advancements in Medicine to Strengthen Universal Health Coverage (UHC)’. I want to thank all those who have submitted their abstracts aligned to any of the sub-themes circulated to your emails and posters through the various social media platforms.

This conference will bring together distinguished scholars from the scientific community, leaders from the health industry and regional technocrats, and be sure to learn a wide range of innovative advances in UHC topics, with oral plenary presentations, posters, and break-out sessions. We will also hold our AGM and you will have a chance to ventilate on all issues about the governance of the association. On the sidelines, the conference will offer you an opportunity to network with delegates from all over the country and beyond together with old friends as you enjoy the warm Kisumu weather and Nyanza cuisine.

Please join us in Kisumu City. I am sure you will have a great moment.

Kenya Association of Physicians.

Message From Chair Organizing Committee

Dr Josephine Ojoo
Chair Organising Committee
KAP 26th Annual Scientific Conference

Greetings to the fraternity of Kenyan and regional Physicians!

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the 26th Annual KAP Scientific Conference and the KAP Western Chapter it gives me great pleasure to warmly invite each of you to come and join us at the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel in Kisumu from the 15th to the 18th of March 2023 for this year’s conference. A date for your diary!

Our theme this year is “Thinking outside the box – Incorporating recent advancements in medicine to strengthen Universal Health Coverage” and we’re pulling out all the stops to make the conference live to its theme. This year we’ll retain the scientific bedrock that has characterised the conference over the years and will have pertinent updates from specialties including those other than the traditional ones. On top of that we have encouraged the airing of new local and regional research findings in the form of abstracts which will be embedded within the specialty sessions. We are also tackling sub-themes related to issues of the use of digital information and technology to impact delivery of our services, issues of influencing and transforming the environment that we work in as practitioners of medicine, as well as discussing the work life balance of the physicians. These sessions will be delivered by experts in these fields and we look forward to be encouraged to change the way we work, individually and collectively for the better.

We of course have our other activities including the AGM, pre-conference workshops, group fun-time and of course the gala night. This year our dress code will be “Mashinani Mix.” I’m giving early notice so that you have time to let your creative juices flow. You are free to be purist or to mix and match ideas from as many counties as you wish!

All in all we anticipate a scientifically informative meeting, and to come out transformed in our work practice and having had great networking opportunities.

See you there and see you then!

Pre-Conference Registration


a) ECG made easy – KCS
b) Oxygen therapy : from nasal cannulae to non invasive ventilation – RESOK

Conference Schedule

11:00am - 4:00pm Preconference Workshop
ECG made easy

ECG made easy

Kenya Cardiac Society

Preconference Workshop
Topic: ECG made easy by Kenya Cardiac Society

11:00am - 4:00pm Preconference Workshop
Oxygen therapy: from nasal cannula to non-invasive ventilation

Oxygen therapy: from nasal cannula to non-invasive ventilation

Respiratory Society of Kenya

Preconference Workshop
Topic: Oxygen therapy: from nasal cannula to non-invasive ventilation by ReSoK

7:00pm - 7:30pm Pre-dinner Symposium Rambara Hall Moderator Dr Erick Njenga

Pre-dinner Symposium

Daflon 1000 product launch:Dr Linda Gathara
Dr Joe Ruturi
Sponsored by Servier
1900-1915Approach to management of Haemorrhoidal disease
1915-1930Approach to management of venous insufficiency

8:00am - 9:05am Infectious Diseases Rambara Hall Chairs- Dr Reena Shah Dr Joseph Rakiro

Infectious Diseases Session

0800-08151. Dr. Babu Bora memorial Lecture Updates on the management of advanced HIV diseaseDr Marybeth Maritim
0815-08352. Current management of Gram-negative infectionsProf Enoch Omonge - Sponsored by Pfizer
0835-08553. Antimicrobial stewardshipDr. Loice Ombajo. Sponsored by Biomirieux
0855-09054. Q&A sessionAll

9:15am - 10:30am Opening Ceremony Rambara Hall

Opening Ceremony

Master of ceremonyDr. Josephine Ojoo - Branch Chair
National chair’s speechDr. Felix Barasa – National Chair KAP
Keynote speech: Universal Health Coverage-What is the Box?Dr. Gitahi Githinji- Group CEO Amref Health Africa
Opening ceremony speechH.E Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o – Governor, Kisumu County
Vote of thanksProf. Gerald Yonga

11:00am - 12:00pm Digital information and technological health solutions Rambara Hall. Chairs: • Prof Enoch Omonge • Dr Steve Biko

Digital information and technological health solutions

1100-1120Utilisation of ICT in health training and service provisionDr. Kamotho
1120–1135Role of Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine in Clinical CareDr. Syokau Illovi
1135- 1150Medical genetics & its applications in routine clinical practice".Dr. Syokau Illovi
1150-12004. Q&AAll

8:00am - 9:05am Parallel Session - Room 1: Gastroenterology Rambara Hall. Chairs:: •Dr Firoz •Alimohammed •Dr Nashon Okanga •Dr Jacqueline Kagima

Parallel Session: Gastroenterology

0800-08151.  Current status in the management of Peptic ulcer diseaseProf. Elly Ogutu
0815-08302.  Helicobacter Pylori Infection Among Diabetics and Non-Diabetics at MTRH, KenyaDr. Jane Akinyi et al
0830-08453.  Video Capsule Endoscopy in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Retrospective StudyDr. Werimo Kuka et al
0845-09004.  Role of endoscopy with  ultrasound in medicine.Prof. Elly Ogutu

8:00am - 9:05am Parallel Session - Room 2: Nephrology Aquarius Hall. Chairs: •Dr Esther •Getambu, •Dr Tasneem Essaji

Parallel Session: Nephrology

0800-08201. Dr Anthony Were memorial lecture. Management of acid-base renal disordersDr Michael Owiti
0820-08352. Pleotropic effects of SGLT 2 inhibitors: the mechanismsDr Julius Okell
0835-08503. Tacrolimus Metabolic Phenotypes in Kidney Transplant Recipients at Kenyatta National HospitalDr Davis Otieno et al
0850-09004. Q&A sessionAll

9:00am - 10:00am Parallel Session - Room 1: Comprehensive health promotion and care Rambara Hall. Chairs:: •Dr Firoz •Alimohammed •Dr Nashon Okanga •Dr Jacqueline Kagima

Parallel Session: Comprehensive health promotion and care

0900-09201. Ultrasonography in medicine- training the next generation of doctorsDr Jacqueline Kagima
0920–09352. UHC Access by vulnerable populations in Kenya- influence of climate changeDr Rose Rao et al
0945-09553. Q&AAll (Gastro/Compreehnsive health promotion and care)

8:30am - 8:50am Health as a business

Health as a business session

0830-08501. Is medicine a profession or a businessDr Joseph Aluoch
0850-09102. Role of private sector in achieving UHC/ Understanding insurance: Private insurance in public sector and public insurance in private sectorDr Kanyanje Gakombe
0910-09303. Financial flows through healthcare system impacting on UHC-Mr. David Njuguna, Health Economist MoH
0930-09504. Running private hospital successfully/- challenges and enablersDr Dan Gikonyo
0950-10005. Q&A sessionAll

10:00am - 10:30am Tea Break

Tea Break

Tea Break

10:30am - 11:40am Case presentation

Case presentation session

1030-1045 1. Rheumatic disorder after a missed abortion in a young adult- Possible Systemic Lupus Erythematosis Dr Gordon Yossa et al
1045-11002. Portal vein thrombosis, A clinical case and reviewDr Firoz Alimohammed et al
1100-11153. Musculoskeletal manifestations of Multiple MyelomaDr Sybil Nakitare
1130-11404. HIV/AIDS presenting with febrile illness and breathlessness- presumed COVID 19All
1130-11454. Q&A sessionAll

The Location

The Grand Swiss Hotel, Kisumu

Riat, Kisumu – Kakamega Highway

Accommodation available

Nearby Hotels for Accomodation

Wigot Gardens


Acacia Premier Hotel


Best Western Hotel


The Vic Hotel


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