Kenya Cardiac Society Holds Scientific Congress
The Kenya Cardiac Society held its 40th Scientific Congress at the end of July 2023 at the Sarova Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa. The Congress serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas,
collaboration and the dissemination of knowledge from Kenya and across the region on cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).Kenya Cardiac Society (KCS) is a professional society that was founded in 1981 to bring together health professionals with an interest in cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Its aim is to promote cardiac health and cardiac related activities in Kenya.
KCS also strives to improve the awareness of cardiovascular health and to encourage heart healthy living. The membership comprises of all cadres of health professionals including cardiologists, physicians, medical officers and nurses. The vision of KCS is to promote and maintain the highest standards of CVD in Kenya. This is achieved through education, the promotion of best practices and research. Members also engage in various advocacy activities to improve access and affordability to quality CVD services in Kenya.
This year’s event attracted an impressive array of local and international health professionals, researchers, industry professionals and students. The diversity of perspectives, expertise and experiences provided a vibrant intellectual environment and KUTRRH was well presented by doctors and nurses. The Hospital also had an exhibition booth which received over 100 visitors enquiring on the Hospital’s services.
At the Congress, cardiac specialists submitted over 40 abstracts which included one by KUTRRH’s cardiac specialists Drs Rick Simiyu, Obed Morara, Enoch Makori, Okumo Ron and Basisth Mishra who discussed “Saving the limb and saving the life. Experience with two complex trauma cases at a public hospital.” Dr Morara and several colleagues submitted another abstract on a research they conducted on the vascular disease burden in Nairobi which found a complex varied burden of the disease.77 % of patients benefitted from surgical intervention.