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The University of Nairobi Institute of Head and Neck Surgical Sciences (UNIHANSS) and The Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences (PAANS) in collaboration with The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) and The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) invites you to the 20th PAANS Congress/40th anniversary to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 3rd to 7th December 2012, at The University of Nairobi, Kenyatta National Hospital Campus, and Safari Park Hotel. The theme of the conference is NEUROEPIDEMIOLOGY, CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE, and DEMENTIA. The PAANS/WFNS/WFN Congress will be on 3rd and 4th December at the University of Nairobi School of Medicine and the PAANS/WFN Dementia Symposium will be at Safari Park Hotel on 5th , 6th and 7th December.

There will be workshops on Diagnostic Methods for Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (Safari Park Hotel) and Spine Instrumentation (Chiromo Campus). Details are available from the Congress Secretariat.

We do believe that within the theme of the conference, you will learn a lot and have an opportunity to interact with fellow physicians from all over Africa and outside Africa.

We take this opportunity to welcome you to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the congress, Spine Workshop and the Dementia symposium, and also visit and see other beautiful areas of the country.

Local Organizing Committee: Chair; Prof Nimrod Juniahs M Mwang’ombe. Members: Dr. C K Musau, Dr. J G Kiboi, Dr. F Koech, Dr. N Kitazi

Executive Committee: Founder Prof. Michel Dumas, President Dr. Habib Naser (Libya), President -elect Prof. Gilbert Dechambenoit (Ivory Coast/France), Vice-President Prof Riadh Gouider (Tunisia), General Secretary Prof Yomi Ogun (Nigeria), Treasurer Prof Gilbert Avode (Benin), Editor Prof G Dechambenoit, Historian Prof A Adeloye (Nigeria)

Honorary Committee: Prof Michael Dumas (France), Prof Mohamed Abada (Algeria),
Congress Secretariat: Department of Surgery Kenyatta National Hospital, PO Box 19676, Nairobi, Kenya.

Register on line/submit structured abstracts 250 words by 31st October 2012 on:

Contact Congress Secretariat for details on accommodation and registration.

Registration: PAANS Congress 3-4 December 2012; $50
– Entitlements
– Admission to Scientific Conference
– Conference materials
– Lunches
– Coffee/Tea

Letter of Invitation

Upon request, the Organizing Committee will issue a letter of invitation. The sole purpose of the letter is to facilitate the delegate’s travel and visa arrangements. The invitation does not imply provision of financial or other support

Airport Transfers and Hotel reservations

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is 20 km from the Kenyatta National Hospital Campus and the Panafric Hotel, http://www.sarovahotels.com/ and taxis are available on a 24-hour basis. Details on other affordable hotels are available from the congress secretariat.


The Organizing Committee will not be liable for personal accidents, loss or damage to private properties of the delegates during the Conference. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.


Whilst every attempt would be made to ensure all aspects of the Congress mentioned in this announcement will take place as scheduled, the Organizing Committee assumes no responsibility should it fail to materialize due to unforeseen circumstances and reserves the right to modify the programme as it deems fit.

Preliminary Program:

2nd December 3rd December Vascular 4th December Neroepidemiology 5th -7th December
8th December
Arrival/Registration 7.00-8.00: Registration

8.00-8.30: Opening Ceremony

8.45-9.15: Papers/Lectures

9.15-10.30: Papers/Lectures

10.30-11.00: Tea/Coffee

11.00-13.00: Lectures/Papers

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.00: Papers/Lectures

16.00-16.30: Coffee/Tea

17.00-18.00: PAANS business

18.30-22.00: PAANS Dinner
830-10.30: Papers/Lectures

10.30-11.00: Tea/Coffee

11.00-13.00: Lectures/Papers

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.00: Lectures/Papers

16.00-16.30: Coffee/Tea

16.30-18.00: Lectures/Papers

18.00: Closing Ceremony PAANS Congress Departure/Spine workshop/Dementia symposium
WFN, IBRO; Dementia Symposium (Safari Park Hotel)

PAANS: Spine Workshop (Chiromo Campus)
Departure/Safari Tour

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