A new PATS Executive Committee was recently elected to serve for the period 2018-2021.
The PATS & SATS Congress 2018 was successfully held at the Durban International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa from 12-15 April 2018.
24 March 2018
World TB Day on 24th March is an opportunity to highlight the burden of TB in Africa and the gaps in diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
A total of 39 Young Investigators from Africa have been awarded grants to attend the PATS/SATS Congress 2018.
Dr Joseph Aluoch was named an Honorary Member of The Union at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health held in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The Congress scientific programme is now available on the congress website. The programmes for the various pre-congress skills building workshops are also available.
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.