The 6th MakCHS Annual Scientific Conference Focuses on Global Health Challenges and Maximising Benefits to Society
The College of Health Sciences held its 6th Annual Scientific Conference 22nd-24th September 2010 at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala. The theme of the conference was ├ö├ç┬úGlobal Health Challenges: Training, Research, Service Delivery ├ö├ç├┤maximising benefits to the people├ö├ç├ÿ.Ôö¼├í The conference also coincided with the 18th UNACOH Annual Scientific Conference and the 9th Dr. Mathew Lukwiya Memorial Lecture
The Dean of the School of Health Sciences and the Chair of Department of Dentistry participated in a meeting of the Deans and Heads of dental training programs in the East African region where a Committee of Dental Deans of the East African region was formed on the 28th October 2010.
The Acting Chair of Nursing Department Ms. Scovia Nalugo Mbalinda attended a conference in Melbourne, Australia with the theme ├ö├ç├┐International One Health├ö├ç├û, where she presented a paper titled; ├ö├ç├┐One Health: the Nursing Perspective├ö├ç├û.
The Department of Radiology successfully spearheaded the organization and hosting of the 10th Sheffield International Conference on Diagnostic Imaging held 9th-10th October 2010 in Kampala.Ôö¼├í Staff members also attended various conferences, including the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Congress held in August 2010 in Harrogate, UK. Dr. Arthur Kwizera, the first AAGBI Anaesthestia fellow attended the Congress and made a presentation on the benefits and progress of the AAGBI Overseas Anaesthestia Fund.Ôö¼├íÔö¼├í
The Department of Paediatrics and Child Health organized the first Don Hillman Memorial Lecture which was delivered by Prof Charles Karamagi, a senior faculty member.
Meanwhile, in August 2010, faculty in the Department of Paediatrics, students and clinical staff of Mulago Hospital and other hospitals in Uganda participated in a five day Emergency Triage Treatment Plus (ETAT +) admission training of trainers workshop. This workshop was supported by University of British Columbia, and the Lara Trust Fund, and conducted by facilitators from Kenya Peadiatrics Association.