Awards are available for the best abstracts by Young Investigators for the PATS/SATS Congress 2018 taking place in Durban, 12-15 April 2018.
A PATS Spirometry Training course was recently hosted in Kampala, Uganda in partnership with the Uganda Thoracic Society (UTS).
Prof Heather Zar, President of PATS, has been selected to receive the 2018 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award in life sciences on 22 March 2018 in Paris.
12 November 2017
Stop Pneumonia: Strengthen strategies to protect, prevent and treat pneumonia.
Dr Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa, member of PATS, was recently elected as the new President of The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).
The Second edition of the Global Impact of Respiratory Disease, which PATS contributed to, has been published by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS).
25 September 2017
The Forum of Respiratory Societies (FIRS) recently launched a global charter for lung health, calling for better lung health for all and the creation of a World Lung Day on 25th September.
PATS is a signatory to the global charter. PATS joins FIRS in the call to recognize Sept. 25th as World Lung Day, an annual event dedicated to focusing attention on respiratory diseases as a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The goal is to secure 100,000 signatures from health care professionals and organizations. We urge you to add your name to the petition at www.firsnet.org.
Booking now available.
Dr Joseph Aluoch, vice-President of PATS was recently given an award of Honour, and named an African Union Hero, at the 20th Conference of The Union Africa Region in Ghana.
Siza i Afrika iphefumule: Help Africa Breathe
Amsterdam, September 28, 2015 – The UN Member States have adopted the post 2015 development agenda during their 70th UN General Assembly meeting in New Work on 25-27 September 2015.
The 5th Association of Research Administrators in Africa (ARAA) Annual General Conference will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 2nd to 4th December, 2014.
The purpose of the ARAA is to serve as a professional forum for Research Administrators in Africa for discussions, trainings, analysis, and benchmarking best practices as well as providing solutions to global health research and development challenges. The idea of the ARAA is based on the need for Research Administrators in Africa to organize themselves, share experiences and accumulated knowledge in dealing with the research and administrative challenges. African issues are best and most cost-effectively tackled with solutions from Africa. The development of cost effective, inclusive, and viable initiatives like the ARAA hub will play a significant role in fostering a sustainable research environment in Africa.
We are happy to report that Andre Bulabula started a MSc in Clinical Epidemiology programme at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) in February 2014.
We wish him success and hope to see him back at PATS MECOR later on this year.
Drs Alphonsus Isara (pictured centre below) and Adesuwa Aigbokhaode have had a manuscript accepted by the South African Respiratory Journal entitled "Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Risk in Patients attending Medical Outpatient Clinics in University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria". Their paper was also referred to in the editorial.
Healthy Lungs for Life is one of the largest ever lung health campaigns, raising awareness of the importance of healthy lungs to healthcare professionals, scientists, primary care, patients, policy makers and the public through a full range of events, projects and promotional activities.
In 2014, the theme is "Breathe clean air".
Get involved and hold a World Spirometry Day 2014 event as part of the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign