Emergency Medicine Conference 2019

This was last year...

This year we are going next door...it's going to be EPIC!!

This year, the Emergency Care Symposium 2019 goes regional. The Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF) and Emergency Medicine Uganda (EMU) will host a joint Emergency Medicine Conference in Jinja, Uganda from the 1st to 3rd of August 2019. The conference will bring together delegates from all over the world and we have garnered a prestigious panel of international speakers and experts from around the region who will come together to discuss emergency care development and collaborations in the region under the theme, ‘Beginnings and Beyond’.

Pre-conference workshops (1st August 2019)

Time: 1300 – 1800 hrs

Venue: Jinja Nile Resort Hotel

Cost: Free as part of conference registration.

Faculty: The PURE ultrasound team, EMKF Team

Pax: 40

This workshop delivers all you need to know to get you scanning with confidence at the bedside. This hands-on learning experience under the guidance of experienced POC ultrasound instructors will include:

Basic physics, Knobology (operating the machine), EFAST, Aorta assessment, Inferior vena cava assessment (IVC), DVT assessment, Vascular access, and Basic cardiac echo (FEEL).

A must for every medical practitioner!

Time: 1300 – 1800 hrs

Venue: Jinja Nile Resort Hotel

Cost: Free as part of conference registration.

Faculty: WHO and Ministry of Health Uganda

Pax: 60

Over the last 15 years, Uganda has faced and averted several viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) outbreaks including Ebola, Marburg, Crimean Congo, and Yellow fever. In this workshop participants will learn about our Integrated Disease surveillance and response strategy (IDSR).  You will also experience the feel of working in a viral haemorrhagic fever outbreak in our simulated Ebola isolation treatment facility. The frontline team will take you details of clinical case management including how to wear personal protective gear, decontamination, contact precautions and also share their field experiences. 

This workshop is targeted at anyone whose community is at risk of a VHF outbreak……………….. everyone!

Time: 1300 – 1800hrs

Venue: Jinja Nile Resort Hotel

Cost: Free as part of conference registration.

Faculty: Laura and the Malteser International team

Pax: 40

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic injuries accounted for 1.25 million deaths in 2014, and trauma is expected to rise to the third leading cause of disability worldwide by 2030. Majority of trauma deaths occur on the scene or within the first 24 hours after injury. This workshop will equip you with a standardised approach to the assessment and management of the injured patient and offer practical skills for pre-hospital and emergency department care. It will also include a special 1-hour session on plaster of paris application and other immobilisation techniques. Excellent for students, pre-hospital emergency care providers, nurses and Doctors.

Time: 1300 -1800 hrs

Venue: Jinja Nile Resort Hotel

Cost: Free as part of conference registration.

Faculty: The Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation

Pax: 40

Become the ECG master while taking in the glorious source of the river Nile! This interactive workshop addresses the needs of medical students, nurses, doctors and allied health professionals who encounter ECG monitoring and traces frequently. ‘The heart wants what it wants’ journey is led by experts and begins its voyage with an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the heart and its conduction systems,  courses through atrial and ventricular abnormalities towards conduction disorders, then appreciates rhythm recognition, ischaemia and infarction, before terminating in fun and interactive clinical case studies. 

Come aboard our workshop towards ECG mastery.

Time: 1300 – 1800 hrs

Venue: Jinja Nile Resort Hotel

Cost: Free as part of conference registration.

Faculty: Sarah Mikhail, Elisha Okaisu, Kenneth Bagonza, Doreen Okong

Pax: 40

Optimal care of a critically ill or injured patient requires not only medical expertise and mastery of resuscitation skills but also effective communication and teamwork among all members. This workshop focuses on teaching how to resuscitate in a team with pit-stop sleekness. Participants will learn how to optimise their roles as team members and as a team leader. Our carefully selected faculty combines years of training experiences from the WHO’s Basic Emergency Care Course, European Resuscitation Council and the American Heart Association to deliver high-quality content suitable for our context.

Remember — The most important pulse in the resuscitation room is that of the team leader.


Register (Kenyans Only)

Regional and international delegates can register directly with Emergency Medicine Uganda. CLICK HERE

Registration includes conference attendance and full-board accommodation at the Jinja Nile Resort for 3 days. (http://jinjanileresort.com-uganda.com/)

Students, EMTS, Nurses, Clinical officers

  • Single room sharing (2 people) - Kes 11,200 (USD 110) per person
  • Single room sharing (3 people) - Kes 9,200 (USD 90) per person
  • Registration only (NO ACCOMMODATION) - Kes 3,200 (USD 30) per person


  • Single room - Kes 25,500 (USD 250) per person
  • Single room sharing (2 people) - Kes 18,400 (USD 180) per person
  • Single room sharing (3 people) - Kes 13,250 (USD 130) per person
  • Registration only (NO ACCOMMODATION) - Kes 7,200 (USD 70) per person

Deadline for Early Bird registration is 30th May 2019. Late registration will attract a 10% late fees charge.


Emergency Care in Kenya has never been stronger and we are growing everyday. To make sure we all get to Uganda (and everyone comes back and is not left at the Nyege Nyege festival, EMKF will be organising a bus for those interested in travelling in style and want to have fun all the way to JInja and back. The cost should be the average return cost for a bus to Uganda…we will communicate this in due course. So, to book your seat now!! Once you have registered, send us a WHATSAPP message with your proof of payment to +254 710 633 855 and we will send you a confirmation that you are on THE BUS. Like most things, FIRST COME FIRST TO GET TO UGANDA! TUGENDE!!

For more information or enquiries, contact us at emkf@emergencymedicinekenya.org or +254 710 633 855

Lack of first aid skills should not cost us any more lives, teach all

  • First Aid should be made compulsory in schools so that children are aware of what to do in case of emergencies.
  • Nurses, doctors and allied health workers must have CPR accreditation every year to continue with their practice.

All you need to know about emergency care in Kenya

Kakamega County Referral Hospital Emergency Department

The Ministry of Health in Kenya reported that in 2016, about 13,159 people were seriously injured on the road. It is not just road traffic accidents, but also tens of thousands others lose their lives due to other emergencies such as heart attacks, stroke, maternity cases such as the killer pregnancy-induced blood pressure and falls from buildings.

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to include emergency services

The Government of Kenya today launched the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Pilot Program dubbed Afya Care – Wema Wa Mkenya that will enable Kenyans to access affordable healthcare without financial hardship.

The President highlighted that with the UHC card, Kenyan residents in the four pilot counties will now access health services ranging from Emergency Services, Child Health Services, Maternal Health Services, Mental Health Services, Infectious Disease Management, Non-communicable Disease Management, Inpatient and Outpatient Services and Community Health Services across county public health facilities.