The 12th KASH Conference
16th - 18th February, 2022

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
Virtual KASH Conference 2021

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 12 THEMES

Main Theme:

Building a resilient health sector through investments in data science, research evidence, technology and innovations

Sub-Themes:

  • Strengthening Health Systems
  • Mental Health & Other Non-communicable Diseases
  • Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
  • Essential Sexual, Reproductive, Adolescents, Maternal, & Child Health
  • Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious and Parasitic Diseases Prevention, Control and Elimination
  • Genomics, Diagnostics, Vaccine Developments, & Innovations
  • Climate Change and Zoonotics

KASH 12 ABSTRACT AND PROGRAMME

COMING SOON

KASH 11

REGISTRATION

KASH 11 Registration fee is KES 4000  payable to:

NAME OF ORGANIZATION OR PARTNER: KENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KEMRI)

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: OFF MBAGATHI ROAD, NAIROBI, KENYA

NAME OF BANK ACCOUNT: KEMRI

BANK NAME: KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK (KCB)

BANK BRANCH: KIPANDE HOUSE

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1112776850

MPESA Paybill NO: 522522

CURRENCY OF ACCOUNT: ALL

 

AC/NO; 1112776850

REGISTRATION

COMING SOON

Abstract and Symposium Submission

12th KASH CONFERENCE: GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

To help you with your abstract submission, kindly note the following guidelines

  • All abstracts must be submitted in English language.
  • Abstracts can only be submitted on line via the link provided on the KEMRI web site 
  • The abstract text should not exceed 3000 characters, use the following format (Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion)
  • Tables and graphs may be included as attachments. 
  • It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific facts will be reproduced as typed by the author. 
  • Abstracts must not have been published or submitted for presentation to any other national or international meeting.

Choosing Abstract Sub-themes Categories
The abstract sub-themes categories are the general heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. Please choose the sub-themes which best describes the subject of your abstract.

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the corresponding author. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive mail concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of their abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.

Abstract Blinding and Review
All submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process carried out by an independent reviewing committee. The Scientific Sub-committee will post reviewer’s comments to the corresponding authors through emails.  

KASH Conference Abstract Policy

An abstract cannot be submitted if it has been previously published or presented, unless there are major updates in the data, and may not be presented elsewhere after acceptance for KASH. If preliminary or partial data has been published, the author is required to indicate the details of the conference, meeting or journal. 

KASH Conference Publication

All the accepted abstracts will be published in a special edition of the peer-reviewed African Journal for Health Sciences. If you have any questions regarding your abstract submission, please contact the abstract support team at kash@kemri.org  

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KASH 12 VENUE

VIRTUAL

11th KASH Gallery

10th KASH & 40th Anniversary Gallery

KASH

Contact Us

If you have any query please contact

Kash – kash@kemri.org

or

Dr. Damaris Matoke – dmatoke@kemri.org

For any technical issues with uploading abstract please contact

kash@kemri.org

MEET THE TEAM

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.

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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