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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

October 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

SPEAKER PROFILES:

Dr Mohammed Ezzi
MBCHB, MMed, FMOnC (UoN)

Mohammed Ezzi is a Lecturer and Consultant Medical Oncologist in the Department of Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also the Treasurer for the Kenya Society of Hematology and Oncology (KESHO) and also the Chair for the Educational subcommittee in the same Society.

He did his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Nairobi and subsequently did a two-year fellowship in Medical Oncology at the same university. He is currently a fellow at the College of the European School of Oncology and pursuing a Certificate in Competence in Breast Cancer by the European School of Oncology.

His academic focus is in medical education and is passionate about teaching across the spectrum of medical learners with an interest in enhancing oncologic knowledge amongst non-oncologist. He has presented at several symposia, workshops and conferences both locally and internationally. He has several publications in peer reviewed international journals. Dr. Mohammed Ezzi is a member of KESHO, ASCO, ESMO, AORTIC and KAP. His key areas of interest include breast cancer, malignant hematology and clinical pharmacology.

Dr Catherine Mutinda
MD, M.MED Pediatrics & Child Health, MSc. Medical Genetics & Genomics, DIP. SRHR

Catherine Mutinda serves as a pediatrician within the Nairobi City County and the National Secretary to the Kenya Pediatrics Association board. She received her medical degree from 1st faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague, the Czech Republic, a Masters of Medicine in Pediatrics and Child Health from the University of Nairobi, and a Master of Science in Medical genetics and genomics from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr Mutinda has been involved in several operational researches in child health practice. She was involved in setting up the Kangaroo Mother Care and breastmilk bank under one roof at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, helping the hospital attain the prerequisites a baby- friendly hospital as envisioned by the WHO. She is a reviewer/committee member at the Scientific and Ethics Review Unit – KEMRI. She committed to growing the practice of genetics in Kenya.

Moderator: Dr Naomi Nyambura Kimani

Naomi Kimani is a Clinical Oncologist and Radiation Specialist at Kerugoya County Referral Hospital Cancer Center.

She holds a Bachelor`s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Moi University and Master`s degree in Clinical Oncology from Alexandria University, Egypt.

She is a member of Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology (KESHO), African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), and ASCO.

Her main interests are in management of breast cancer, gastrointestinal malignancies, palliative care and radiotherapy.

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Date:
October 13, 2022
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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