Dr. Kevin Vincent, MD, PhD, FACSM, CAQSM was selected as part of the course faculty for the 2017 American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) International Team Physician Course. The course was held from October 15 – 18, in Kakamega, Kenya, co-sponsored by the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). The US based faculty was led by Dr. Anastasia Fischer, and included Drs. Peter Gerbino, Nailah Coleman, and Kevin Vincent. Dr. Wayne Derman of Stellenbosch University in South Africa joined as a guest lecturer, and the team was hosted by Dr. Peter Bukhala.
The course enrolled the maximum 85 participants, who traveled from throughout Kenya and the surrounding countries of Zambia, Uganda, South Arica and Rwanda and represented specialties including primary care medicine, orthopedic surgery, physiotherapy, exercise science and sports nutrition. Many students also attended. Each of the faculty taught 5-7 lectures with excellent feedback. At the end of the conference, a way forward was produced that included ideas such as the establishment of a Kenyan sports medicine organization, the creation of a local injury surveillance system and a direction to form academic and research partnerships throughout the region for collaboration and the ultimate creation of a sports medicine journal