The 10th KASH Conference
12th - 14th February, 2020

KASH is the KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health Conference launched in 2011 with the mission to: mainstream the scientific and health agenda of KEMRI by Dissemination, sharing and digesting various scientific outputs and other allied products including networking and strengthening Partnerships and collaborations with view to Improving on Health and Quality of life

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Introduction

KASH is the KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health Conference launched in 2010 with the mission to: mainstream the scientific and health agenda of KEMRI by Dissemination, sharing and digesting various scientific outputs and other allied products including networking and strengthening Partnerships and collaborations with view to Improving on Health and Quality of life of the country’s citizens.
The conference is open to research scientists, health professionals and diploma, graduate and postgraduate students undertaking scientific and health related causes.

Objective of KASH

   1.To disseminate research findings
   2.To strengthen research partnerships and relationships with other stakeholders
   3.Capacity development for enhanced information sharing and continuous professional development

KASH Conference has transformed KEMRI research dissemination and has become the one annual event on the calendar of KEMRI that all staff, partners from academia, policy and industry, and health practitioners from the region look forward to.

The forum provides a great opportunity for sharing, cross learning and mentoring of younger scientists as well as a platform for the discussion of current health challenges, the exchange of new knowledge and discussion on the way forward.

KASH 10 THEMES

Main Theme:

Towards Sustainable UHC Coverage in Kenya: Utilisation of research evidence through multi-sectorial collaborations

Sub-Themes:

  • Health Systems Strengthening (Access; Equity; Governance; Financial Protection; e-Health)
  • One Health, Infectious & Parasitic Diseases
  • Food Security and Nutrition
  • Natural Products & Alternative Medicines
  • Sexual Reproductive, Adolescent & Child Health
  • Genomics, Diagnostics & Innovative Technologies
  • Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD): Diagnosis, Prevention & Control

Early Registration: 19/08/2019 – 17/01/2020

  1. Students: KES. 3,500
  2. KEMRI Sta­ff: KES. 5,000
  3. Non- KEMRI Members: KES. 7,500

Daily Onsite Charges

  1. Students: KES. 5,000
  2. KEMRI Sta­ff: KES. 5,000
  3. Non- KEMRI Members: KES. 5,000

KASH 10 Registration fee is payable to:

BANK NAME: KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK (KCB)

ACCOUNT NAME: CONFERENCE ACCOUNT

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1112776850

MPESA Paybill NO: 522522

AC/NO; 1112776850

REGISTRATION


STUDENTKEMRI STAFFNON-KEMRI STAFF


Student KES 3500Student (Daily onsite charges) KES 5000KEMRI Staff KES 5000KEMRI Staff (Daily onsite charges) KES 5000Non-KEMRI Staff KES 7500Non-KEMRI Staff (Daily onsite charges) KES 5000


BANKMPESACASH

Abstract and Symposium Submission closed

GUIDELINES FOR ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

GUIDELINES FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS

(a) Posters will be displayed along the foyer area at the Safari Park Hotel and Casino. It is anticipated that this will ensure that as many conference delegates will have a chance to view the posters and engage the authors.
(b) Posters should be of the following size: A0-size (1189 mm High x 841 mm Wide), portrait orientation.
(c) Important note: Larger posters in a different orientation will not fit on the poster boards.
(d) This year, KASH Conference secretariat have received a high number of posters. Consequently, poster presentation will be assigned numbers and specific days for mounting. The presenter is required to check and confirm from the conference programme on the day and poster number before you mounting.
(e) Posters judgment will take place on Tuesday 11 th and Wednesday 12 th February 2020.
(f) Poster should be removed at 1730 each day, posters that would have not been removed by then will be discarded.
(g) Mounting pins will be provided, however, you are strongly advised to bring your own adhesives.

GUIDELINES FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS

(a) All the oral presentations will be presented using PowerPoint TM software.
(b) We recommend a presentation format of 16:9 (screen size format).
(c) Make the letters on your slides BIG ENOUGH. Suggested minimum font size is 14.
(d) Try and put no more than 12 lines of text or 2 images on any one slide.
(e) Video recording and related media files could be presented but presenters should ensure that their media can played using Windows Media Player software.
(f) The maximum time allowed will be 15 minutes per presentation. You should plan to speak for 10 minutes and leave 5 minutes for questions.However, the sessions chair will be at liberty to adjust the time allocated to each presenter depending on time and availability of other presenters.
(g) Show no more than 1 slide per minute of speaking time. This means approximately 10 slides MAXIMUM for the 10 minutes’ presentation. Remember, the last 5 minutes of the presentation are for questions from the audience. It detracts from the quality of the presentation to flash numerous graphs, equations, or tables on the screen in rapid sequence in an effort to squeeze a presentation into its allotted time.
(h) All the PowerPoint slides will be uploaded into the laptop by KASH ICT team at least 30 minutes before the beginning of the next session. It will be the duty of each presenter to check on the status of their slides with the KASH ICT team
(i) At the end of session / conference, all slides will be stored by the KASH  Secretariat for future reference.

KASH Young Investigators Award

KASH provides a great opportunity for sharing, cross learning and mentoring of younger scientists as well as a platform for discussion of current health challenges, the exchange of new knowledge and discussion on the way forward. In view of improving the quality of presentation, capacity building and research dissemination from young scientist, KASH has initiated a Young Investigators Award which will be open to the young upcoming scientist. The young upcoming scientists will be required to apply for this award so that they may be enlisted for consideration by the KASH Young Investigators Selection Panel. This Panel will be mandated to review and recommend the Guidelines and Criteria which will be used for nomination and selection of Young Scientist Award. These guidelines together with registration form will be posted together will the call of abstracts.

To apply download the following form (Download Form) and send by 31st January 202

Safari Park Hotel & Casino, Is one of Nairobi’s famous resort and Africa’s largest and most exciting conference destination. An oasis of tranquility in the heart of Nairobi, the Safari Park Hotel blends stylishly elegant African architecture with supremely luxurious accommodation; sparkling water gardens with an inland beach and beautifully landscaped gardens, with a wide choice of international restaurants.

The Safari Park Hotel & Casino stands in 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens incorporating a wide variety of indigenous trees, and offering sanctuary to a startling array of birds and butterflies.

A world-class and largest conference venue, the Safari Park Hotel boasts over 20 conference and meeting rooms, instant global connectivity and first-class business support services.

For more details on the hotel visit the hotel website on www.safaripark-hotel.com

Contact Us

If you have any query please contact

Kash – kash@kemri.org

Dr. Doris Njomo – dnjomo@kemri.org

or

Dr. Damaris Matoke – dmatoke@kemri.org

For any technical issues with uploading abstract please contact

kash@kemri.org

Charles Mwaniki Mbogo PhD

KASH Chairperson

Charles is a public health entomologist with over 30 years’ experience in the conduct of entomological studies in Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea. He is a Chief Research Scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme. He heads the Vector Biology and Ecology Department and the Vector Public Health unit at KEMRI Wellcome Trust, Nairobi. He pioneers research in the ecology and behaviour of mosquitoes and other disease vectors. He has developed and implemented vector surveillance systems at local and national scales in the Eastern Africa region. He serves on various national and international technical committees and maintains a keen interest in translating research into policy and practice. He maintains a keen interest in translating research into policy and practice and played an important role in the formulation of national policy on Integrated Vector Management (IVM). He is the current President of the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA), an association of African entomology professionals dedicated to Improving human health through suppression of mosquitoes and mosquito borne diseases.

Damaris Matoke Muhia, PhD

KASH Organizing Secretary

Damaris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Masters in Biotechnology from the University of Mysore, India. She holds a PhD in Molecular Medicine from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Her PhD work focused on population genetics and insecticide resistance of malaria vectors in Western Kenya. Damaris joined KEMRI, Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development, Molecular Entomology laboratory in the year 2006 as an Assistant Research Officer and later rose to the positions of Senior Research Officer within the same department. She is involved in various projects encompassing monitoring of insecticide resistance, mapping of malaria vectors and studying of behavior changes of mosquitoes and sandflies  in relation to vector control systems in Kenya. Damaris is a member of the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA).

Cecilia K. Mbae, PhD

Chairperson KASH scientific sub-committee.     

Dr. Cecilia Mbae holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry/Zoology and Masters in Medical parasitology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She holds a PhD in Molecular and life sciences from the Open University, UK. Her PhD work focused on Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium and Giardia among HIV positive and negative children living in urban informal settlements in Nairobi. Cecilia Joined KEMRI, Centre for Microbiology Research in 2004 as a Research officer, and is now a Senior Research Scientist in the same department.  She is involved in various projects including mapping of salmonella and other enteric infections in Mukuru informal settlements, and is a PI at the Cystic Echinococcossis in sub-Saharan Africa Research initiative (CESSARi), which entails mapping of the disease in different areas and hosts in the participating countries.  World Association of Echinococcosis.

Dr. Joseph Mwangangi, PhD

KASH Committee Member

Joseph Mwangangi graduated with BSc (Zoology, Botany and Geography) from Kenyatta University in 1997. He joined KEMRI in 1998. Mwangangi graduated with PhD degree in Medical Entomology from Kenyatta University in 2007. His research interest is in malaria vector biology and ecology, novel approaches to the control of vector borne diseases and the monitoring of insecticide resistance. His current research interests include IVM within a community based model, empowering communities and public health stakeholders in disease control. He is TWAS Young Affiliate Fellow for Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and the TWAS Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) for period 2011 – 2015. He is an Official for the PAMCA, Kenyan Chapter and member of coordinating committee for PAMCA.

KASH is the KEMRI Annual Scientific and Health Conference launched in 2010 with the mission to: mainstream the scientific and health agenda of KEMRI by Dissemination, sharing and digesting various scientific outputs and other allied products including networking and strengthening Partnerships and collaborations with view to Improving on Health and Quality of life