Kampala International University is organizing a three day Research Dissemination and Innovation Conference tagged – Multi-Sectoral Collaboration towards the Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases.
The event is scheduled to take place from 11th to 13th September 2019, at KIU Western Campus in Ishaka-Bushenyi.
The conference seeks to among others to grow and strengthen a research and innovation culture.
University Students have been involved in scientific research and innovation on various, however, only a few have been given enough publicity.
At least two outstanding innovations have been shared extensively with the science community, the Petograph App; an application and software that can be used by health practitioners to improve diagnosis, management and follow up of pregnant mothers with pre-eclampsia and the HDA App; an offline application that helps patients to verify drugs, medical personnel and health centres.
Aside the huge strides made by these two innovators, a number of other students have not been given the opportunity to share their research or innovations. Thus, the reason for the KRIC initiative. The annual conference will go a long way to showcase home-grown innovations locally and internationally.
The KRIC-2019, seek to avail a multidisciplinary platform for knowledge dissemination on non-communicable diseases to students in various universities within and outside Uganda
The conference will be packed with Pre, Main, and Post Conference activities that will challenge the thinking of all participants as well as enable them explore the heights.
Side attractions like KRIC Run, Hub of Science Tour, Game Drive, among others, have been enshrined in the programme to make the event rewarding and memorable.
The key note speakers for the event will be Prof. Andre Renzaho of Western Sydney University, Australia, Dr. Gerald Mutungi; Commissioner Non-Communicable Diseases Uganda, and Prof. Fred Wabwire Mangen of the College of Health Health Sciences, Makerere University.