24th KCOA Annual Scientific Conference FAQs

    Hybrid Conference FAQs

    Question: When is the conference?

    Answer: On 16th and 18th November 2022.


    Question: What is a ‘Hybrid’ conference?

    Answer: This is a conference that combines a “live” in-person audience (in a conference center) with a “virtual” online (streaming the live event online).


    Question: Why has KCOA adopted ‘Hybrid’ conference?

    Answer: The COVID-19 situation is still with us and some of our members might not want to be in a crowded space.  To give an opportunity for all to attend, we will stream the conference online. It is also cheaper and more convenient to attend virtually.


    Question: Will I stream the entire conference? Will that not be too cumbersome?

    Answer: KCOA has designed a conference application that will allow virtual audience to select the presentations they would like to stream from an e-program (contains links to each presentation). A single click link will grant you access to the particular presentation for streaming. This means you do not need to stream the entire conference.


    Question: How do I get the KCOA Conference application?

    Answer: This will be provided to those who pay the conference registration fee ONLY.


    Question: Can the application be shared by several individuals?

    Answer: No. The application is locked to the registered email and allows access to one person ONLY.


    Question: Will the virtual conference be interactive?

    Answer: Yes. Virtual audience will be able to see presenters and audience in the physical event, as well as the presentations. They will also participate through an open Q&A and CHAT.


    Question: Will virtual audience interact with Sponsors/exhibitors?

    Answer: Yes. The conference application has a ‘Sponsor Lounge’ where material will be posted for access by all audience. Sponsors will also make presentations that will be streamed live.


    Question: Will I get a certificate of attendance?

    Answer: Yes. All attendees will be issued with certificates after the conference.


    Question: Will I get CPD points for attending?

    Answer: Ten CPD points will be awarded to those who attend at least two-thirds of the conference. This will be measured electronically for both physical and virtual audience.


    Question: Where is the main physical venue?

    Answer: The main physical venue is at Sai Rock Beach Hotel and Spa. This has 500 slots open to Clinical Officers on first-come-first-serve basis.


    Question: How much are the charges for physical attendees?

    Answer: Ksh. 16,000. This covers conferencing and daytime meals, but does not cover accommodation and transport.


    Question: How much are the charges for virtual attendees?

    Answer: Ksh. 3,000. This covers streaming logistics and grants access to the conference application, but does not cover cost of data bundles.


    Question: How do I register and pay for the conference?

    Answer: Registration is done online and Payment made via MPesa. Visit https://kecoa.org to register.


    Question: Where can I get more information about the conference?

    Answer: Contact the KCOA Office on 0700504635 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.