PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Bernard Gitura, MD, FACC President Kenya Cardiac Society

Kenya Cardiac Society is the national society for cardiologists and healthcare professionals with special interests in cardiovascular medicine. It is independent, volunteer-led and non-profit. KCS goes back to 1981 and is thus one of the oldest medical societies in the country. KCS works closely with the Ministry of Health and has in the past year worked as experts in facilitating the recently launched Ministry of Health CVD Guidelines. It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to KCS2018. This pivotal event importantly allows health professionals to remain up-to-date with the latest advances in cardiovascular care while networking with top-scientists and physicians from East Africa and across the world. This year KCS2018, has something new. We have organized a registration-free two-track pre-congress workshop, with a limited number of slots. In the Basic Topics in Cardiology, top world-renowned specialists and ESC Fellows will take us through basic principles in cardiology and focus on dilemmas that we face on a daily basis. Concurrently an advanced echo-course led by the US-based authority in echocardiography, cardiologist Bijoy Khandheria will focus on top-of-the-line echo skills. This is yet another opportunity to develop professional relationships which we are sure will boost your career. We, at our end, have spared no effort to connect the smallest threads to yield what promises to be a comprehensive, world class three and half days of KCS Scientific Conference.

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

BERNARD GITURA

KCS President

MARK AWORI

KCS Vice Chair

BERNARD SAMIA

KCS Secretary

 

GRACE AKECH

Treasurer

LOICE MUTAI

Ex-Official

ANDERS BARASA

Scientific Programme Chair

ANNE WAIRAGU

Committee Member

LUCY MAINA

Committee Member

LILIAN MBAU

CEO KCS

HUSNA

ADMINISTRATOR

PAST CHAIRPERSONS

Prof. Amollo Odhiambo

Cardiothoracic/Surgeon

1981 – 1987 Co-founder of the KCS

Dr. H. O. Aseso

Cardiothoracic/Surgeon

1987 – 1992 Co-founder of the KCS

Dr. A. K. Muita

Cardiothoracic/Surgeon

1992 – 1996 Co-founder of the KCS

Prof. Amollo Odhiambo

Cardiothoracic/Surgeon

1996 – 2000 Co-founder of the KCS

Prof. E. Ogola

Cardiologist

2000 – 2004

Prof. Stephen WO Ogendo

Cardiothoracic/Surgeon

2004 – 2006

2006 – 2008

Prof. Gerald Yonga

Cardiologist

2008 – 2012

Dr. Loice Mutai

Paediatric Cardiologist

2012 – 2016

Dr. Bernard Gitura

Cardiologist

2016 –

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