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Oxford University Global Surgery Group

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Tanzania-Oxford Paediatric Surgery

Oxford University Global Surgery Group Seminars

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Join us for our regular seminars! They are open to all, informal, and usually involve a presenter and discussion.

Please email to be added to the mailing list.

We would love to hear from you! If you'd like to present at one of our seminars, please contact Mr Noel Peter: 

Our next seminar and networking meeting - all welcome:

Tuesday 19 November 2019, Seminar Room, George Pickering Education Centre (GPEC), Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford


We will have three 15-20 min talks, with time for questions and discussion, chaired by Prof Chris Lavy.

1. Dr Tongai Chitsamatanga FCS Ortho (ECSA), International Fellow in Orthopaedics, OUH NHS Foundation Trust 

‘Reflections on trauma and orthopaedic care in Zimbabwe and UK’ 

Dr Chitsamatanga trained in Zimbabwe at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals under the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa. He is a trainer with AO Alliance and has completed a paediatric orthopaedics fellowship at Beit CURE International Hospital Malawi. His clinical and research interests are in paediatric orthopaedics, deformity correction and bone infection. He is also interested in equitable access in orthopaedics for low-income countries. He is married with three boys.  


2. Dr Zineb Bentounsi, Global Surgical Systems Research Assistant,  NDORMS

‘Advocacy in Global Surgery’ 

Zineb Bentounsi is a Research Assistant in Global Surgical Systems for SURG-AFRICA project, helping to strengthen the delivery of surgical care in low and middle income countries. She holds a medical degree and a masters in International Health and Tropical Medicine. She is a founding member of the International Student Surgical Network - InciSioN, a network that she has co-chaired for two years and for which she is now serving as a trustee. She is also involved with the Oxford University Global Surgery Group. 


3. Grace Le, Programme Manager, NDORMS 

‘Scaling up safe surgery in district-level hospitals in Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania - SURG-Africa project’ 

Grace Le is a programme manager and researcher for SURG-Africa, a multi-country research study focusing on surgery for rural populations in Africa. She has managed several global health partnerships at Oxford, including a trauma and orthopaedics research and training partnership with the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COOL project).  

Refreshments provided. 

Further ahead - our monthly seminars will usually be held on Thursdays 6.00-7.30pm.

Thursday 12 December 2019, 6:00-7:15pm, GPEC, John Radcliffe Hospital

Dr Søren Kudsk-Iversen and Dr Aoife Fitzgerald, anaesthestists in the Oxford Deanery, will be speaking on “Working with MSF in the field and in research: two perspectives”. 
Chair: Dr Hilary Edgcombe, Nuffield Division of Anaesthetics

2020 dates:

23 January 2020 - O&G

13 February 2020 - NDS

12 March 2020 - NDORMS 

16 April 2020 - NDA

14 May 2020 - O&G

11 June 2020 - NDS

9 July 2020 - NDORMS

August 2020 no seminar



Starting October 2019, we are holding weekly project updates for OUGSG members to share about current global surgery training and research projects, and ideas for collaboration.

Thursdays, 8:30-9:00am

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) Seminar Room, Level 6, John Radcliffe Hospital

All welcome, and we usually go for coffee in George Pickering Education Centre (Level 3) afterwards.


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