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. read more

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The PATS & SATS Congress 2018 was successfully held at the Durban International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa from 12-15 April 2018.

Over 400 delegates participated in the exciting programme which featured content on adult and paediatric pulmonology, thoracic surgery and physiotherapy.  Various topics were covered in depth in the pre and post-congress skills building workshops.  Speakers expertly shared research from across the continent and proposed solutions to some of the biggest respiratory challenges.  Delegates also had the opportunity to critically discuss these issues, network and share ideas on how to improve lung health on the continent.

A highlight of the congress was the participation of 39 Young African Investigators who were sponsored by the Congress.  These attendees were funded for registration, accommodation and travel from numerous African countries.  Their attendance was made possible by support from the National Research Foundation of South Africa (Grant Number 111933) and The International Multidisciplinary Programme to Address Lung Health and TB in Africa. 

We are grateful to the Scientific Committee, event organiser, invited speakers, and all sponsors and supporters that made this Congress a success.

Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for news about PATS Congress 2020!!


Delegates to the PATS 2016 inaugural Congress in Nairobi, Kenya – a historic moment in the history of PATS.