Theme: “IMPROVING OUTCOME IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION”
Dear colleagues, friends and partners
This year’s Kenya Renal Association Annual Conference (Kracon2018) is taking place at Shanzu, north coast Mombasa. The excitement is here and the tourist Coastal City of Mombasa is the perfect venue. We will get educated in an ideal environment.
In this regard, we feel privileged to welcome you all to the 15th Kenya Renal Association Conference 2018 (Kracon2018) at the Pride-inn Convention Center, Mombasa.
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Improving Outcomes in Kidney Transplantation”. We have included exciting sub-themes to cover most aspects of nephrology while emphasizing relevant local and regional topics. Your experience at Kracon2018 will be like no other.
Four themed pre-conference workshops on transplantation, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and vascular access will be held. This will give an opportunity for Industry and professionals to interact and exchange ideas on the latest innovations.
Colleagues, many challenges are aboard when caring for patients with kidney diseases. Desirable outcomes are better achieved when all stakeholders are engaged in a comprehensive kidney disease care environment. Patient input is paramount and often neglected. Well, Kracon2018 has incorporated patient participation and contribution. You will agree with me that this is where the rubber meets the road and more so in kidney transplantation.
Friends, Kracon2018 will provide an opportunity for regional stakeholders in renal care to interact and share unique regional opportunities and challenges in the care of patients with kidney diseases. We will have speakers and delegates from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia and even Somalia; yes Somalia, reflecting a true picture of our region. This is line with the conference theme of fostering kidney transplantation in the region.
Finally, we will encourage you to sample the unforgettable hospitality of Kenya’s premier tourist coastal city of Mombasa. We have organized several social activities to explore the city and foster friendship among delegates.
Therefore, Kracon2018 will not only deliver the most recent innovations but also state-of-the-art knowledge that is relevant and adapted to renal care practice where delegates benefit from practical, practice changing and concrete takeaways. It will feature a groundbreaking program with world renowned faculty, authoritative and innovative keynote lectures, hands on workshops ,original research and case presentations, an integrated industry exhibition, and last but not least magnificent social networking events full of fun and sporting activities. We encourage you to enjoy the warm weather, sandy beaches and ocean wildlife not forgetting the wonderful ambience that the hotel provides.
On my own behalf and that of the organizing committee of Kracon2018, I welcome you to Mombasa.
Karibu Mombasa. Karibu Kenya. Karibu sana.