7th AAU & ICSU Annual Scientific Conference, 26th – 28th October, 2022

Source of the Nile Hotel, Jinja.

Dear Colleague, The Association of Anesthesiologists of Uganda (AAU) & Intensive Care Society of Uganda (ICSU) invite you to submit an abstract for potential Oral/Poster presentation at the upcoming 7th AAU & ICSU Conference 2022.

Conference theme is “Perioperative Care and Resuscitation in Uganda: Current Perspectives and Emerging Trends”.

The AAU/ICSU2022 aims to bring together key actors in anesthesia & critical care including policymakers, anesthesia and critical care providers of all cadres, researchers and other health care providers and associates who share a common interest in anesthesia and critical care. This will also provide a great platform to host manufacturers and exhibitors from all over the world showcasing the latest advancements and prospects in perioperative and critical care.

The following tracks will be discussed; -
  • Resuscitation
  • Trauma resuscitation.
  • Resuscitation in the critical care unit
  • Resuscitation in the Covid-19 era
  • Perioperative medicine
  • Pain medicine
  • Obstetric anaesthesia
  • Paediatric anaesthesia
  • Anaesthesia in the Covid-19 era
  • Others
  • Miscellaneous
  • Research and publishing
  • Fitness for purpose among critical care and anaesthesia providers.
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
  1. Submit your abstract(s) on a topic of your choice in line with the conference theme with not more that 300 words in MS. Word or PDF throughadmin@anesthesiaug.organd Ccakellofaith03@gmail.comby/ beforedeadline of 01stAugust 2022, (23:59 EAT).
  2. Abstract format;
    • Title
    • Author(s)
    • Contact/Email of corresponding author
    • Background
    • Objective (s)
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
    • Recommendations

When reviewed & accepted for presentation at the conference, the author will be contacted via email before the 13th of August 2022.

Do not hesitate to contact the secretariat via +256 414 664193/+256 775297152 or email:admin@anesthesiaug.org

Present your abstract/research to the national anesthesia and critical care community!

The registration fee entitles you to morning and afternoon break teas, Lunch, Gala dinner ticket and free transport from Mulago medical school to the conference venue (first come, first serve).

The deadline for early bird registration is 08th-October-2022. Late registration attracts a markup on the fees! All payment receipts should be sent to admin@anesthesiaug.org Cc akellofaith03@gmail.com

CATEGORY Early Bird Registration (Before 08th October 2022) Late Registration (After 08th October 2022)
Physicians(Anesthesiologists, Intensivists and others 260,000 320,000
Residents 200,000 250,000
MOs, AOs and Nurses 150,000 150,000
Medical Students 100,000 100,000


Session Registration Fee: UGX 50,000 NB: AAU Members have a waiver on workshop registration fees.
The workshop fee covers access to all workshop sessions, lunch, morning & afternoon break teas and a certificate.

OTHER CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES (Open to all conference registered delegates)

  • Interact & Unwind: 26 th October, 2022
  • Annual Gala Dinner: 27 th October, 2022, starting 6:30pm
  • All scheduled team building activities


Bank or Mobile Money charges are your responsibility
  1. Cheques payable to: Association of Anesthesiologists of Uganda ltd Bank Deposit details: Absa Bank Uganda Ltd, Plot 16 Kampala Road, P. O. Box 2971, Kampala Shillings account number: 6004648240 Dollar account number:6005226773 Branch code: 034 Swift code: BARCUGKX Currency:Uganda shillings and US Dollars.
  2. Mobile Money Payments Contact Conference Secretariat via +256 775297152 for details.

  • Please note that you are required to make your accommodation reservations directly with the hotel and this is available on the first come, first serve basis.
  • If you need any assistance in creating or following up your booking, please contact us on admin@anesthesiaug.org or call 0775297152.

Accommodation Option 1: Main Conference Venue (Source of the Nile Hotel, Jinja)

Single Room 202,000
Twin Sharing 282,000
Executive Room 302,000

For bookings contact; -

  • Name: Ms Dora / Mr Hassan
  • Email: sourceofthenilehotel@gmail.com
  • Tel: +256 772871950 / +256 782242527

Accommodation Option 2: Source of the Nile Suites (300 meters from conference venue)

Deluxe Suite (double occupancy) 280,000
Standard Single 175,000
Standard Double210,000

For bookings contact; - Tel: +256 704672009

Maria Grant (2km meters from conference venue)

Single Occupancy 40,000
Double Occupancy 80,000
For bookings contact; - Tel: +256 392176784

The AAU&ICSU2022 conference is a joint annual event organized by the Association of Anesthesiologists of Uganda (AAU) and the Intensive care Society of Uganda (ICSU). It has been held annually since 2015 except in 2020 when it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference unites stakeholders, anaesthesia and critical care providers of different cadres and other healthcare professionals whose common goal is fostering growth in anaesthesia and critical care in limited-resource settings with the available and affordable resources. This provides avenues for networking as well as potential future collaborations and innovations.

This year's event comes after the Covid-19 pandemic which had a huge toll on the health care system affecting not only the health facilities but also the professional human resource providing health care. It also comes about three years since the last physical conference was held. Although the pandemic had its negative impact, it concretized skills and knowledge and for some spurred innovation and creativity required to cope with the provision of anaesthesia and critical care amidst this unique crisis. These adaptations were built on foundations laid unknowingly before the pandemic. We believe that this year’s event will provide a great space where we can share some lessons learnt, current views and even innovations on the provision of quality perioperative and critical care in our setting.


This conference will take place at the Source of the Nile Hotel in Jinja, a city in the eastern region of Uganda 80km from the capital Kampala, where the River Nile, the longest river in the world begins its long journey beyond Uganda to the Mediterranean sea.


AAU&ICSU 2022 will brings together key actors in anaesthesia and critical care like policymakers, anaesthesia and critical care providers of all cadres, researchers, other health care providers and associates who share a common interest in anaesthesia and critical care. The audience also hosts manufacturers and exhibitors from all over the world showcasing the latest advancements and prospects in perioperative and critical care.

  • This event will summarize some of the current challenges and lessons learnt in providing perioperative care and resuscitation in Uganda, especially in the current state of the health care system.
  • An opportunity for networking between stakeholders, policymakers and individuals to steward partnerships that could steer growth in the field of preoperative care and/ or resuscitation.
  • Dissemination of locally done research to aid the provision of evidence-based patient care.
  • A platform to showcase new products designed to improve patient care in the preoperative period, during resuscitation or in the intensive care unit.

Jinja was founded in 1901 as a British administrative centre and grew to become one of the larger cities in Uganda. Famous as the historic source of the Nile River, Jinja is now the adrenaline capital of East Africa where you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.

These include but are not limited to; white-water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking, boat rides and horse riding in a gorgeous natural setting with crumbling colonial architecture.

You can participate in some of the activities listed above before or after the conference, feel free to contact some of the organizations below to make arrangements; -

Mvule Boat
Tel: +256 705 413 581
Email: bookings@themvuleboat.com
https://jinjathesourceofadventure.com/mvule-boat/ www.themvuleboat.com
Nile River Explorers
Tel: +256 772 422 373
Email: rafting@raftafrica.com
Tel: +256 755 225 587/ +256 752 225 587
Email: info@adrift.ug
All Terrain Adventures Tel: +256 772 377 185
Email: info@atadventures.com


Dr Bruce Biccard

Dr Bruce Biccard is a Professor and Second Chair in the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

His research interests include perioperative medicine, perioperative outcomes and global surgery. He is a proponent of international collaborative research. He collaborates with the African Perioperative Research Group (APORG) network, where he has led the African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS), the ASOS-2 Trial, and co-led the African Covid-19 Critical Care Outcomes Study (ACCCOS).

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