It was such a joy to reconnect with medschool alumni class of 2007 University of Nairobi at the Radisson Blue Hotel. We marked our 12 year anniversary and was glad to meet my former classmates who are all now experts and entrepreneurs in various fields of Medicine and beyond.
I was awarded for giving a plenary talk on the high cost of innovative cancer therapies at the recently concluded international Africa Healthcare Extension Summit November 2019 at the Panari Hotel in Nairobi Kenya.
This year was my 2nd time to attend AORTIC conference, the largest meeting for cancer experts in Africa. My first time was in Kigali in 2017. This is the 12th such meeting in Africa with over 1000 participants form al over the world. I was a good chance to learn more about cancer and networkView Gallery
I made my first AORTIC plenary presentation on systemic therapy for rectal cancer which has been published in conference proceedings.(Click here to download the publication)
I attended this year's European Society for Medical Oncology Congress in Barcelona. Over 27000 delegates from all over the world attended with 15 Kenyan Oncologists being part of them.View Gallery
It was great to network and reconnect with colleagues.
Left to Right : Dr Osee Sebatunzi – Deputy HOD Internal Medicine – University of Rwanda, Prof Ed Zijlstra – Director Rotterdam Centre for Tropical & Infectious Diseases, Me (August 2019)
Spent 2 weeks in Rwanda as one of the External Examiner’s for graduating class of medical students. I met with the dean and other co-examiners.
Left to right Me, Prof Mekdes – St Paul’s Medical College Ethiopia, Deputy Dean & HOD Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Dr. Mariam- St Paul’s &Medical College Ethiopia, Prof Stephen Rulisa – Dean School of Medicine University of Rwanda Me (August 2019)
Attending the World Congress on Gastro-Intestinal Cancer 2019 in Barcelona Spain. Lots to learn here on latest treatment for GI cancers that are becoming very common in Kenya
Attended 15 th ICML meeting in Lugano Switzerland. Learnt all the latest treatments for lymphoma. I will definitely be back here in 2021 to learn so more.
In march 2019, I was nominated to join the ACC and an expert panel member to help with writing harmonized National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for Africa. NCCN guidelines are the most widely used cancer management guidelines worldwide. Adapting these guidelines for sub-Saharan Africa is key to cater for differences in medical capabilities across Africa. I am glad to be part of the African Cancer Coalition.