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You smell the dust stirred up by all those hooves, you hear the cacophony of lowing, expectantly you watch as thousands of wildebeest mill on the riverbank – which one will be the bravest (or is it the most stupid?) and start the crossing. Suddenly, a couple of beasts break away, heading to the edge and then you are overwhelmed by the whole event – thousands of animals, one after the other, careening down the bank, plunging into the water, struggling against the rush of the river, pushing their way across and pouring up the bank closest to you. This IS the “greatest natural show on earth”.

Live a lifetime dream and join us for this, and so much more – the spectacular scenery, the enthralling game viewing, the fascinating culture – on Unconventional Conventions’ East Africa conference safari.

Travel on to the post-conference tour to tick another item off your bucket list

Academic Program.

EAST AFRICA MEDICAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

A number of health issues prevalent in East Africa have informed the topics for this conference.

Infectious Diseases

With more people, including ourselves, visiting exotic locations around the world doctors must be able to give appropriate pre-travel health advice and recognise infectious diseases in returned travellers. Antibiotic resistance and appropriate use of antimicrobial agents is becoming a world-wide problem which will be covered during the lecture program.

Ophthalmology

Kenya and Australia share some common causes of blindness and visual impairment – cataract, macular degeneration, corneal disease. These will be discussed during this part of the program. Other topics will include inflammatory eye disease and ocular manifestation of systemic disease.

ENT/Head and neck

Our series of talks will cover common conditions such as otitis media (purulent OM is very common in Kenya) and externa as well as current management of sinusitis. Diagnosis, investigation and management of head and neck lumps will also be covered in this topic.

Volunteer clinic in Masai village

As with previous conferences we have held in East Africa, we will be doing a half day clinic for a local village in conjunction with their staff. Many of the conditions we see are common GP presentations we are used to in Australia but there are others that are more particular to Africa. This clinic and our donations of medication and equipment is always much appreciated by the locals and is a terrific experience for our delegates.

Main Conference.

Dates

You smell the dust stirred up by all those hooves, you hear the cacophony of lowing, expectantly you watch as thousands of wildebeest mill on the riverbank – which one will be the bravest (or is it the most stupid?) and start the crossing. Suddenly, a couple of beasts break away, heading to the edge and then you are overwhelmed by the whole event – thousands of animals, one after the other, careening down the bank, plunging into the water, struggling against the rush of the river, pushing their way across and pouring up the bank closest to you. This IS the “greatest natural show on earth”.

Live a lifetime dream and join us for this, and so much more – the spectacular scenery, the enthralling game viewing, the fascinating culture – on Unconventional Conventions’ East Africa conference safari.

Pre Conference Tour.

Dates

Zanzibar – the very name evokes an aura of the exotic. Laze on palm-lined stretches of powder-white sand, savour the intoxicating aroma of spices, sail on traditional dhow fishing boats, explore the labyrinthine laneways of historic Stone Town, experience the thriving mélange of African, Arabic, Indian and European cultures – what better place to leave behind your everyday stresses and “pole, pole” (slowly, slowly) relax into your African safari.

Join us on this magical trip to the legendary island of Zanzibar and, as they say in Swahili, “HAKUNA MATATA” (no worries).

Post Conference Tour.

Dates

The perfect opportunity to tick another item off your bucket list!

Photos And Documents.

Photos:

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Shared Photos And Documents

Dr Gary Kilov (1:42)
Dr Asha Nair (1:31)
Dr Ralph Audehm (1:11)
Dr Diana Hart & Dr Roger Scurr (1:39)