KCMUCo welcomes you all to the 1st Annual Scientific Conference and 1st East AfricanConference in Systems Immunology 2023 to be held in the Foothills of Mt.Kilimanjaro 6th – 7th November 2023

Introduction
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo) is located at the foothills of Mount
Kilimanjaro in the city of Moshi in the United Republic of Tanzania. This Welcome Guide provides you
with essential information about the conference including; Conference overview, Conference dates
and location, registration fee and what it covers, travel arrangements, information on hotels in Moshi,
healthcare facilities available in the region, abstracts submission guidelines, and information on
keynote speakers.

Conference Overview
The conference will bring on board internationally renowned immunologists as keynote speakers from
over 5 countries in Africa Europe and US. Participants will be able to explore cutting-edge research, breakthroughs and advancements in systems immunology. It will be an excellent opportunity to
engage with leading experts and contribute to the exciting progress in understanding the complexities
of the immune system. Don’t miss this pivotal event in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

MAIN THEME: Advances in Immunology of Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

Description:
The conference will cover both communicable and non-communicable diseases with focus on
immunology. Emphasis will be on the need for a comprehensive approach to immunology, exploring
how diverse factors such as genetics, environment, and lifestyle influence immune responses and
disease outcomes worldwide. Different presentations from world-renowned key note speakers and
from other participants will shed light on strategies for prevention, intervention, and public health
policies contributing to a holistic understanding of the body’s immune system and its role in both
communicable and non-communicable diseases.

SUB-THEMES:

  1. Systems biology approach in understanding variations in immune system
  2. The role of diet and nutrition in Immunology
  3. Immunology of emerging and re-emerging infections
  4. Multi-omics approaches in immunological research
  5. Inflammatory Mechanisms in Obesity-Related Metabolic Disorders

Conference Dates & Location
The conference will take place on 6th – 7 th November 2023
The conference will take place at WeruWeru River Lodge at the outskirt of the city of Moshi and only
25kms from the Kilimanjaro International Airport. WeruWeru River Lodge is a 4-star tourist hotel that
offers a spectacular location and exceptional comfort for this type of conference. Surrounded by coffee
plantations and being more than 1000 meters above sea level with a glamorous view of Mount
Kilimanjaro, and the location will make the conference not only enjoyable but mind refreshing.

Registration fee and what it covers
Please open the registration form to see various fee categories available at www.kcmuco.ac.tz or
follow the link: https://forms.gle/jVnvYZZvdaJeBrty9
The registration fee will enable the participants to enjoy the following services:

  • Morning and afternoon health break;
  • Lunch & refreshments;
  • Stationaries; and free Wi-Fi.
  • Bus shuttle from designated hotels to and from the venue

Note: Participants will have to cover their own expenses for travel, accommodation and dinner.

Travel Arrangements
Airport Pick-up
Taxis are available throughout the day at the airport to shuttle passengers at an estimated cost of $30
to Moshi City Centre. Also, airline shuttles are available on a much cheaper rate of only TZS 10,000 but
mostly these shuttles operate depending on flight schedules for Air Tanzania & Precision Air. Some
Hotels including WeruWeru River Lodge also arrange for airport pick-up for travelers booked in their
hotels.

Daily shuttle to the conference
KCMUCo will arrange for daily shuttle of participants to & from the conference venue. A few designated
locations will be used for picking and dropping participants as indicated below:

  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College main entrance
  • Panama Hotel Moshi
  • Ameg Hotel Moshi
  • Uhuru Hotel Moshi
  • Arusha Round About bus waiting station (near Moshi Baptist church)

Participants will be picked from these locations from 7:30 am and driven back after the conference.

Information on Hotels in Moshi

Recommended Agents to facilitate further travel and lodging arrangements

In case you need further information on hotels and travel arrangements including safari tours you may
contact: booking@kilipark.com phone number: +255 744356598

Whether forecast of Moshi as of November 2023
Moshi is 888 m above sea level and located at 3.35° S 37.33° E. Despite its proximity to the equator,
weather in Moshi is influenced by tropical wet and dry climate. All average monthly temperature is
greater than 18°C. November is the last month of spring with the average maximum daytime
temperature fluctuating between 17°C. and 31°C and the amount of rain is high with an average 110
mm. Therefore, visitors should plan on bringing a waterproof jacket or an umbrella since there is some
possibility of rain, light clothes as it can be very warm or even hot. You can easily buy an umbrella in
Moshi.

Health facilities in Moshi
Several health facilities are available in Moshi including:

  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (A Zonal Referral & Super Specialized Hospital)
  • Mawenzi Regional Referral Hospital
  • St. Joseph Designated District Hospital
  • St. Elmo Hospital
  • Jaffari Medical Centre

Most of these hospitals accept Medical Insurance Cards.

Abstracts Submission Guidelines
The organizing committee of the KCMUCo International Scientific Conference invites submission of
abstracts for oral and poster presentations. When preparing an abstract for submission, please
carefully follow the instructions below:

  • All abstracts must be in English.
  • The title, authors, and authors’ affiliations should be entered in upper-case and lower-case letters ( e.g Correct Format: Abstract Title, Incorrect format: ABSTRACT TITLE);
  • The character limit for the abstract is 400 maximum, this does not include the title, authors’ information, or affiliation. There are no minimum length requirements;
  • Submit your abstract as one paragraph. Embed headings such as Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion, etc. within your abstract;
  • The format for submission should be Microsoft Word and the font is Arial 11.5;
  • Do not include tables, figures, acknowledgement, funding sources, references, or other supplementary information;
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract;
  • All abstracts will go through a peer-review process carried out by a review panel which will communicate only to successful applicants;
  • The review panel reserves the right to reject any abstract considered not to meet the conference criteria;
  • Deadline for submission: 30th September 2023;
  • Abstracts should be submitted only through this Email address: conference@kcmuco.ac.tz;
  • KCMUCo intends to publish the accepted abstracts in a conference programme booklet as a journal supplement and references will be made to the source of the abstract;
  • Declaration of an agreement to the publication’s terms and conditions will be requested at the time of acceptance of your abstracts.
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    • Temp email - January 22, 2024

      It was great seeing how much work you put into it. The picture is nice, and your writing style is stylish, but you seem to be worrying that you should be presenting the next article. I’ll almost certainly be back to read more of your work if you take care of this hike.

    • temp email - February 5, 2024

      I enjoy your website, obviously, but you should check the spelling on a number of your posts. A number of them have numerous spelling errors, which makes it difficult for me to tell the truth, but I will definitely return.

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