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Oxford University Global Surgery Group



PAPSA meeting, November 2018

Pan African Paediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA) 2018

Hugh Greenwood British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) PAPSA Neonatal Skills Course,  Ethiopia, 2018

This was the 6th pre-conference training course for the PAPSA meeting, held at the Black Lion Hospital skills laboratory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The faculty included:

BAPS: Tony Lander (Course Co-ordinator), Richard Stewart, Haitham Dagash, David Drake, Niyi Ade-Ajayi and Kokila Lakhoo

Local: Hanna Getachew, Woubedel Kiflu, Samuel Nagash

There were 38 participants from 9 countries and all paediatric surgery trainees. We had 45 applications but needed to restrict the numbers due to space allocation. The skill level of the participants was high and the discussions very lively. The content included bowel anastomosis, gastrostomy, duodenal atresia and TOF model with discussions around the topics.

Despite a some local organisational challenges, we were able to deliver a popular and high standard course, with participants providing positive feedback on the overall relevance of the training, and the anastomosis, gastrostomy, duodenal atresia, TOF sections of the course. 

PAPSA meeting, 6-9 November 2018

The British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS), together with Oxford University, were actively engaged in the PAPSA meeting. There were 4 presentations from BAPS members, 3 keynote addresses and the Heinz Rode lecture. The Heinz Rode lecture was delivered by Prof. Kokila Lakhoo. Six sessions were chaired by BAPS members . BAPS  badged the Neonatal symposium with PAPSA.

The programme is available here


Prof. Kokila Lakhoo

IAC Chair & OUGSG co-chair