The course took place on Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd February 2018 at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel, Durban, South Africa.
109 delegates attended from various regions in South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Overall, feedback was very positive – delegates thought talks were interesting and informative, and the group sessions were valuable as they allowed everyone to share their experiences:
“The conference presentations were excellent. The discussion during presentations and break out groups were excellent. Over all conference stimulated me towards betterment of my work place and patient in both management and service delivery”
“Interesting to hear experiences of colleagues working in other parts of Africa and the world”
“Interactive group sessions, with robust discussion relevant in clinical setting which is appropriate…thanks for this skill improvement training”
“Very informative, interactive and learnt a lot. Well done to the organisers”
Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organisers with feedback. They rated presentations an average of 8.8, content covered 8.9 and usefulness 8,7 all out of a possible 10. The overall average of all scores being 9.
They were complimentary of the organization and the content of the course.
The course took place on Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th April 2018 at the Hotel Westin Camino Real, Antigua, Guatemala.
74 delegates attended in total. 64 delegates were from all regions across Guatemala, while 10 participants were international.
Overall, feedback was remarkably positive:
“Congratulations to the organizers for sharing new experiences and your expertise in pediatric HIV cases”…
“Excellent organization and quality/content of the talks. Thanks for the effort!”…
“Very good participant interaction.”…
“Very good experience, rich in knowledge. Thanks a lot!”…
“Everything met my expectations. I’m very grateful for this course, and I’m looking forward to applying what I’ve learned”…
There was a mixture of paediatricians, other doctors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, teachers and pharmacists. Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form. The overall rates were 9.6/10 for presentations, 9.7/10 for content covered and 9.8/10 for usefulness for their practice. Presentations were rated very highly. The delegates commented that the talks were clear, interesting, useful, enjoyable, and the information was accessible and topics were relevant.
They were highly complimentary of the hotel and location of the course in Guatemala.
The delegates also provided useful feedback that was taken into account for planning future training courses.
The course took place from Monday 2nd – Wednesday 74th July 2018 at the Aurora Plus Resort, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.
78 delegates attended from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Russian Federation.
Overall, feedback was very positive – delegates commented that lecturers gave interesting and informative talks. Working groups and quizzes were praised for being interactive and keeping the group focussed.
“Everything was excellent, it would be great to have more seminars among the social workers”
”all lectures were very interesting and very informative, especially on the topics of ART, Hepatitis B&C, complications, immunisation, HIV and Brain and quizzes”
“I express my gratitude to the organisers of this seminar for the invitation. Thank you very much for getting an insight to the problems of our children and parents. Thank you for a wonderful time and priceless information and experience on working with HIV infected people”
Delegates were asked to complete a course evaluation form to provide organizers with feedback. They rated presentations an average of 9.1, content covered 9.1 and usefulness 9.1 all out of a possible 10. The overall average of all scores being 9.1.
They were mostly were complimentary of the hotel and location of the residential course.