Transplant symposium

KRACON 2018 Pre-conference Transplant symposium
Wednesday 26th September


0700hrs to 1800hrs



 Special Breakfast Meeting – Invitation only

Time Topic Presenter
0700 – 0745hrs Interactive session: Identifying learning gaps  in nephrology nursing in Kenya/Eastern Africa Region Marie Richards


 Meet the WHO Task force on organ donation and transplantation (TFDT) – Invitation only

Time Topic Host
0700 – 0745hrs Identifying gaps, challenges and opportunities in organ/kidney transplantation in Kenya/Eastern Africa Region KRA and WHO TFDT


Session Topic: Kidney transplantation Challenges I

Session Chairs: Frank Mwongera/Peter Mungai

  Topic Presenter
8:00-8:30 Tenets of an effective Transplant Programme


Elmi Muller
8:30-9:00 HLA incompatible kidney transplantation in low income countries – Is it feasible? Mohamed NasrAllah
9:00-9:30 Key components for setting up an HLA transplant laboratory services Rajesh Bendre
9:30-10:00 Anticoagulation strategies in renal transplant patients: Review of evidence Jamilla Rajab


10:00-10:30 Panel discussion I: Expanding kidney donation in diverse cultural settings: What works? All Faculty
10:30-11:00 Tea break


Session Topic: Kidney transplantation Challenges II

Session Chairs: John Ngigi/Nancy Wangombe/Patrick Mburugu

Time Topic Presenter
11:00 – 11:30 BK Virus – a bystander or a nuisance in kidney transplantation Mohamed NasrAllah
11:30 – 12:00 Biopsy overview of BKVN and other viruses associated with graft dysfunction Wesam Ismail


12:00 – 12:30 Setting up a Cadaveric Kidney Transplant Program; Screws and nuts Elmi Mueller
12:30 – 13:00 Transplant immunology – A clinical perspective Jatin Kothari
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break


Session Topic: Kidney Transplantation Challenges III

Session Chairs: Joshua Kayima/Chris Abeid

Time Topic Presenter/Moderators
14:00 – 14:30 Insights into the diagnosis and treatment of CMV disease in kidney transplant recipients Goce Spasovski
14:30 – 15:00 Prediction of Tacrolimus Drug Dosing and Metabolism based on CYP3A5 Polymorphism in Indian Renal Transplant Recipients Manoj Gumber
15:00 – 15:30 Long-term outcomes in kidney transplantation Jatin Kothari
16:00 – 16:30 Newer diagnostic tests in nephrology



Rajesh Bendre
16.30 – 17.00 Free communication

1.      Updates on the Interlife Transplant Initiative – is it time to change tact?


2.      Adherence to immunosuppressants in kidney transplant recipients



3.      Dysglycemias in kidney transplant recipients


John Ngigi


Cheptoo Bore


Faraj Amir



15:30 – 16:00



16:00 – 16:30

Parallel Nursing Workshop

  1. Nephrology nursing training:  current and future challenges



  1. Panel Discussion: Practical aspects of nephrology nursing in the 21st century



Diviner Nyarera



Marie Richards

Thandiwe Ngcobo

16:30-17:30 Tea Break


Industry Sponsored Evening Session

Time Topic Sponsor
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Ahmed Sokwala

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