Strengthening Neurological & Neurosurgical Services in Africa

5th to 8th June 2016 – Kampala, Uganda

The Theme for the Conference is "Strengthening Neurological & Neurosurgical Services in Africa".

The Sub Themes are:
  • - The growing burden and diversity of neurological disorders in Africa
  • - Improving the management of Neurological emergencies in Africa; Planning, Preparedness and investment
  • - Training the next generation of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists in Africa Kampala, Uganda

Abstracts are invited in reference to the theme and subthemes
Abstract Submission Deadline: 29th February 2016
Abstract Format:
Word, Arial, font size 12,
single spacing, 250 word max

Email abstract to: paans2016uganda@gmail.com

Registration Fees Foreign delegates: 100 USD
Ugandan professionals: 100,000 UgSH
Ugandan students: 50,000 UgSH

Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda

22ND PAANS Scientific programTheme: Strengthening Neurological & Neurosurgical Services in Africa.

Preconference workshop

Sub Theme : Neuro-oncology and surgical approaches to the brain

  • 8:30-9:00 Introductory remarks/Welcome Address History of Neurosurgery in Uganda Presenter : Dr. M Muhumuza
  • 9:00-9:30

Preconference workshop

Sub theme Diagnostics back to the basics

Chairperson: Dr Jerome chin

  • 8:00-8:30 Plenary
  • 8:30-10:30 Neuroradiology basics MRI and CT: Neuroimaging

Preconference workshop

Sub Theme Epilepsy in Africa; context, burden, management challenges and outcomes


  • 8:00-8:30 Plenary on Epilepsy across all ages 30min


Sub theme Comprehensive neurosurgical review


  • 8:00-8:30 Registration
  • 8:30-10:30 Opening ceremony
  • 10:30-10:30 Break( Poster Presentations)

Sub theme


  • 8:30-8:40 Opening Remarks from Prof Katabira
  • 8:40-8:50 PAANS president opening remarks
  • 8:50-9:10 Neurology in Africa: Presenter Dr Howlett
  • 9:10-9:30


Sub theme Improving the management of neurological emergencies in Africa; planning, preparedness and investment

  • 8:00-8:20 Plenary on neurological emergencies in Africa. "Has


Sub theme Training the next generation of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists in Africa

Session 9 Neurology Education

  • 8:30-9:30 Clinical –radiological –pathological neurologic conference. Critical care

OUR SPEAKERSWe have a panel of expert speakers

Tony Wilson

Professor of Medicine and consultant neurologist at MUST

Ndiaye Mansour

Head Département Neurology Dakar University Senegal

Patience Luoga Njenje


Dr Kigocha Okeng’o

Neurophysician from Muhimbili National Hospital Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Prof. Dr. Erich Schmutzhard

Head of the Neurocritical Care Unit, Medical University Innsbruck

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erich Schmutzhard Department of Neurology, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria Born:                        29/08/1949, Neumarkt/M, Upper Austria October 1968-February 1974:        Medical School, University Innsbruck,Austria December 1972-April 1973:            Externship Highland View Hospital, Cleveland/Ohio, USA March 1974-August 1977:        District Hospital Lienz, Austria-General practitioner September 1977-December 1977:        Diploma for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Liverpool, UK Feb.-July 1978:                Training in Neurology, Department of Neurology, Univ.-Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria August 1978 - August 1982            Head of the Mnero Hospital, Nachingwea, Tanzania Nov. 1982 – Oct. 1987        Training in Neurology, Dept. of Neurology Univ.-Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria June-October 1986:        Guest lecturer

Jerome H. Chin

Speaker name here

Jerome H. Chin, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

President, Alliance for Stroke Awareness and Prevention Project (ASAPP)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology, NYU Langone Medical Center, NY, NY

Professor Touré Kamadore

Speaker name here

A Medical Doctor, Neurologist graduated from the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal with a PhD on Epidemiology from the University of Montrela, Quebec, Canada.
Professor Touré Kamadore is now a Professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Health Sciences, University of Thies and Associate Professor of Neurology at the same university and also at the Department of Neurology, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal

Prof. Yomi Ogun

BSc (Hons); MBChB; FWACP; FACP; Cert. Neurol. (Lond) Professor of Internal Medicine / Neurology . Consultant Physician / Neurologist Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences; OOU/OOUTH Sagamu; Ogun State. President - elect: African Academy of Neurology (AFAN) World Federation of Neurology Council Delegate for NSNS (Nig. Soc. of Neuro. Sciences) President, Nigeria Stroke Society.

Dr John Ouma

Dr John Ouma

Prof. James Jowi

Consultant Neurologist

Prof. James Jowi

Prof. Suzanne Stensaas

Visiting Professor of Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, SMS, KNUST, KUMASI, GHANA Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Utah Health Sciences Center

David Renner

MD St. John's Medical Center Neurology Clinic Po Box 428 Jackson, WY 83001 University of Utah Neurology Department 175 North Medical Drive East, 3rd Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Dr. William Howlett

Dr. William Howlett

Adesola Ogunniyi



REGISTRATION FEES This can be paid at the conference venue on arrival or money wired to the following accounts If you need an official invoice and/or your abstract/paper acceptance letter please contact to conference organization committee by above-mentioned e-mails

Registration payment bank details
Dollar account UGX account
Bank name Stanbic bank Uganda limited Stanbic bank Uganda limited
Branch Corporate branch Corporate
Bank address P.O. Box 7131 Kampala P.O. Box 7131 Kampala
Title of the account Makerere university college of health sciences Research Makerere university college of health sciences Research
Account number 9030008068061 9030005655047
Swift Code Swift code: SBICUGKX Swift code: SBICUGKX

LETS SEE VENUEThe venue where the Conference will take place

Hotel Africana Plot 2-4 Wampewo Ave, Kampala - Uganda +256 414-777500 africana@hotelafricana.com

get directions

AccommodationPlease find accomodation at the nearby hotels

Hotels with in 10 mins walk

Golf Course Hotel Plot 64-88 Yusuf Lule Road/P.O. Box 22774, Kampala



Speke Apartments - Plot 7 9 Nile Avenue

speke apartme


Hotel Africana - 3-star hotel

hotel africana


New City Annex Hotel - Plot 7, De winton Street



Kololo Courts Hotel and Apartments - 3 Dundas Road, Lower Kololo

kololo courts

Hotels with in 20 mins walk

Fairway Hotel & Spa - High-end lodging offering exotic outdoor dining, along with a spa, a gym and an outdoor pool. 7585 Kampala, plot 1A Kafu Rd



Kampala Serena Hotel - 5-star hotel

Elegant rooms in chic hotel featuring fine dining & an outdoor pool, plus a spa with a juice bar. - http://www.serenahotels.com/serenakampala/default-en.html P.O Box 7814 Kampala Kintu Rd


Metropole Hotel - Address: 51/53 Windsor Cres, Kampala, Uganda Phone: +256414391000"

metroplex hotel

$124 - $227

The Makinnon Suites Kampala - 3-star hotel Subdued lodging in a casual venue offering free buffet breakfast, plus a cafe & a rooftop grill - Mackinnon Rd