The 3rd Biennial Pan African Thoracic Society Conference was held in collaboration with the Respiratory Society of Kenya from 07 - 10 June 2023 in Mombasa, Kenya. The conference was a great success with over 100 delegates from different parts of Africa and beyond. The theme of the conference was "The African Environment and Lung Health" which aimed to explore the relationship between the African environments effect of physical elements such as air pollution and climate change, and also social factors like poverty, overcrowding, and displacement on lung health in the African context.
World no tobacco day 2023
FIRS calls for action to prevent young people from taking up smoking
On World No Tobacco Day (May 31, 2023) the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the Pan African Thoracic Society is a founding member, is encouraging policy makers to take steps to prevent young people from taking up smoking.
Speakers: Dr Pablo Rojo (Spain) and Prof Rudzani Muloiwa (South Africa). Chairs: Dr Sandra Kwarteng Owusu (Ghana) and Prof Marijke Proesmans (Belgium)
The PATS and ERS paediatric webinar series continues with a Respiratory complications of HIV infections webinar on 22 May 2023.
The British Thoracic Society Global Lung Health Group in partnership with the Pan African Thoracic Society is delighted to announce another exciting programme of placements.
Speakers: Prof Daniele Trevisanuto (Italy); Prof Matthew Blennow (Sweden); Dr Radhika Singh (South Africa). Chairs: Dr Emanuela Zannin (Italy), Prof Kodwani Kawaza (Malawi)
The PATS and ERS paediatric webinar series continues with a Respiratory Care for the Newborns in Resource-limited settings webinar on 13 April 2023.
PATS President Dr Joseph A Aluoch was recently awarded Emeritus Regional Adviser status by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.