The year 2018 promises a number of high profile medical events. Already, a number of events were slated for the month of January. These included the Beat Cancer Walk, planned for January 28 at Karura Forest, and the Cervical Cancer Awareness Walk, earmarked for January 27 from 7AM to 1 PM at the Lady Hope Wellness Institute.
Beat Cancer Walk is an annual event that raises awareness on gynaecological cancers, as well as raising funds for the facilitation of screening camps.
The Cervical Cancer Awareness Walk facilitates an uplifting program for poor cancer affected persons to access continuous specialized treatment and also have a fresh start economically after treatment.
The 8th Kenya Medical and Research Institute (KEMRI) Annual Scientific and Health (KASH) Conference takes place from February 04 – 06 at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The conference’s theme is “Health Research for Sustainable Development.”
The TeleAfya Digital Healthcare summit takes place from 11AM to 4PM on February 27 at the Nairobi Garage Pinetree Plaza, Kaburu Drive, Ngong Road. The event, whose theme is “Transforming Healthcare Access and Delivery”, will include a presentation by Vincent Chepkwony, a social entrepreneur who is also founder and CEO of TeleAfya.
MedHealth Kenya’s 11th edition takes place from March 02-04 at the Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi. MedHealth Kenya, the main international event for Medical & Pharmaceutical Trades, promises to set new highs for participation from over 20 countries, and visitors from 12 African countries.
The 11th edition of the MedHealth Kenya exhibition takes place from March 03 to 05 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). About 20 countries – 12 of which are from Africa – will exhibit an array of over 400 products ranging from medical equipment, pharmaceutical products, hospital supplies, dental supplies, healthcare and optical equipment.
Academic Fora will hold the 2nd International Conference on Medical, Medicine, and Health Sciences (MMHS) at the Serena Hotel, Nairobi. The conference will cover vital issues in medical, medicine and health sciences under multiple sub-themes.
The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board will hold the exam for foreign trained doctors from April 23rd to 25th.
The Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference and Exhibition takes place from April 25 – 27 at the KICC. The event features an array of exhibitors showcasing the latest food processing, packaging, and safety technologies targeting African industries.
The AO Foundation will host the AOCMF Course – Advances in Management of Head and Neck Tumors – on May 26 – 26 in Nairobi. The event targets CMF musculoskeletal oncologists, ENT surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and plastic surgeons.
Then, on June 13 – 16, AOTrauma will the AOTrauma Course, featuring Advanced Principles of Fracture Management.
East Africa’s Pharmaceutical Exhibition and Conference (EAPHEX) will take place on 7th and 8th August at the KICC. The event, whose theme is “The Sustainability of Pharma in East Africa,” will focus on the East African region and will lay emphasis on companies currently operating in the area. Around 80-100 exhibitors will be accommodated at the 3000 square-metre exhibition space.
The MedExpo Kenya 2018 will take place from September 04 – 06 at the KICC. The event promises a strong exhibitor lineup drawn from 25 countries and a comprehensive medical product, equipment and machinery showcase. More than 4800 visitors attended the event in 2016.
On the sidelines of the MedExpo event, DentExpo will host the 3rd International Trade Exhibition on Dental Products and Equipment, also at the same venue. This will be East Africa’s first international trade exhibition on dental products, equipment, materials, services and instruments, and will be launched concurrently with the 21st edition of MedExpo Kenya. DentExpo has been branched out of MedExpo.
Virology Education B.V will hold the 1st Conference on Liver Disease in Africa from September 13 – 15 in Nairobi. The conference, organizers say, will provide a unique opportunity for clinicians, researchers, policy makers, industry and other healthcare professionals in the African region to gain support from the international community of experts. Topics will include epidemiology in African countries, diagnostic advances, therapeutic choices, prevention measures, socio-economic implications, and future challenges.
Medic East Africa, a part of the Global Exhibitions Division of Informa PLC, will hold an exhibition from September 25th to 27th at the Visa Oshwal Centre in Westlands, Nairobi.
Also in September the KICC will host the 21st edition of the Kenya International Trade Exhibition, taking place from 4th to 6th. The event, billed the largest international trade exhibition in Africa for multi-sector products, equipment and machinery ensures direct access to more than 150 exhibitors from 30 countries and more than 12,000 trade visitors. Exhibitors will showcase products to visitors from 11 countries.
Kenya Medical Women’s Association is planning the 2018 Medical Women’s International Association Near East and Africa Regional meeting from November 11 – 15th in Nairobi. The theme of the meeting is “Accelerating Women’s Health Agenda Priorities and Opportunities Through Sustainable Development Goals.”