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Oxford University Global Surgery Group

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Updates

Lakhoo-April-2019

Activities by OUGSG members:

 

Here is a snapshot of some of the various activities that OUGSG members have been involved with (in addition to our regular  seminars, undergraduate teaching, and academic foundation doctors programme).

 

October 2019

We're celebrating #WorldAnaesthesiaDay - 16 October 2019 - read a blog for GASOC by Dr Joseph Niyitegeka here, and find out about the Anaesthesia in Developing Countries course led by Dr Hilary Edgcombe here

Kokila Lakhoo spoke at the Houston Global Health Collaborative Round Table and Texas Children's Grand Round in Houston

September 2019

We held the second Oxford Global Surgery Course 9-13 September at Green Templeton College with 33 students.

We supported the GASOC conference in Leeds on 14 September.

August 2019

Grace Le presented on behalf of the SURG-Africa project at World Congress of Surgery 2019 in Krakow, Poland.

 

June 2019

Chris Lavy was awarded the Arthur Eyre-Brooke Medal 2019 at the World Orthopaedic Concern annual meeting in Glasgow for 'outstanding orthopaedic work in low and middle income countries'.

Roba Khundkar represented OUGSG at the Bethune Round Table conference in 2019 in Edmonton on 'Ethics in Global Surgery'. 

 

May 2019:

Anita Makins and Katy Newell-Jones spoke on FGM at the Oxford Surgical Grand Rounds, 31 May 2019.

Chris Lavy spoke at the Royal College of Surgeons meeting on 'Improving Access to Safe Surgery: An Irish-African Research Partnership' in celebration of Africa Day

Kokila Lakhoo spoke at the 72nd WHA Side Event on 23 May 2019, 'Accelerating progress towards surgical equity in Universal Health Coverage through scaling up children’s surgical services and eliminating Neglected Surgical Diseases (NSDs) by 2030' in Geneva.

Kokila Lakhoo was a panellist for the Green Templeton College Human Welfare Conference 2019 for the session on 'What kinds of innovation will drive future improvements in health?' 

Roba Khundkar spoke at the Oxford Global Health Group Annual Careers Fair, 14 May 2019

Chris Lavy spoke at the Oxford Electives Conference 11 May 2019

Roba Khundkar was faculty for a reconstructive surgical training programme at UTH Lusaka with COSECSA and 2nd Chance

Duncan Whitwell, Max Gibbons and David Pigott were visiting faculty for a musculoskeletal tumour surgical training course at UTH Lusaka 

Jim Turner was faculty for a clubfoot course in Myanmar with ICRC.

 

April 2019:

Kokila Lakhoo spoke at the South African Global Surgery Society and was awarded the Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora Fellowship and Honorary Professorship 

Applications have opened for the Oxford Global Surgery Course, 9-13 September 2019

Emery Manirambona presented a poster at the Incision Global Surgery Symposium (IGSS2019), Kigali, Rwanda from 20-21st April 2019 on behalf of OxPLORE (Oxford Paediatrics Linking Oncology Research with Electives). 

We hosted our third group of Special Study Module students in Global Surgery this year.

Article by Osaid Alser and Roba Khundkar for The Oxford Student: 'A Look Into Oxford University Global Surgery Group'

 

March 2019:

We held our termly OUGSG meeting at Osler House, with Bex Inglis, Tony Jefferis and Shakira Morar as guest speakers 

Sharaf Sheik-Ali, one of our AFP doctors, presented a poster on "The Healthcare Determinants of Accessibility to CTEV Treatment: A Global Observational Study" at the Associations of Surgeons in Training conference in Belfast

Chris Lavy and Grace Le helped to run a SURG-Africa participatory action research workshop in Malawi 

Tim Goodacre went on a mentoring trip to CoRSU hospital in Uganda

OUGSG presented at Oxford Surgical Grand Rounds with Sarah Kessler and Shafi Ahmed as guest speakers

We co-hosted Bethune Round Table online meeting on Building an ethical framework to guide the practice of global surgery

 

February 2019:

Chris Lavy visited the site of the new Bulawayo Children's Hospital, Zimbabwe which is under construction

We co-hosted GASOC Journal Club

The UK version of the Africa Clubfoot Training materials (developed by members of the team) were accredited by RCS England

 

January 2019:

Jim Turner ran a clubfoot training course delivered in Iraq in conjunction with ICRC.

Some of our Oxford Global Surgery Course faculty, Tahmina Banu, Nobhojit Roy and Kokila Lakhoo, helped to promote research at Chittagong Medical College (CMC) in Bangladesh amongst young medical professionals. Full story here.

 

December 2018

OUGSG members attended the COSECSA  AGM and Scientific conference, Kigali, Rwanda, with Noel Peter and Kokila Lakhoo assisting as FCS examiners.

 

November 2018

Hilary Edgcombe ran the annual Anaesthesia in Developing Countries course in Uganda

Kokila Lakhoo, Roba Khundkar, and Riana Patel went on a children's surgery and plastic surgery training & research visit to KCMC, Arusha, and Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam

Noel Peter represented OUGSG at the World Orthopaedic Concern meeting at BOTA 2018.

Chris Lavy and Roba Khundkar represent OUGSG at the Oxford Global Health Group 2018 conference.

Kokila Lakhoo was faculty for the Hugh Greenwood BAPS Neonatal Skills course at the Pan African Paediatric Surgeons Association Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

October 2018

Chris Lavy and Grace Le led a SURG-Africa participatory action research workshop held in Livingstone Zambia on surgery in district hospitals

 

September 2018

OUGSG ran the first Oxford Global Surgery Course at Green Templeton College in connection with the GASOC Annual Conference 2018. Many of our undergraduates taking the Global Surgery special study module presented posters - you can view them here.

Blog by Sergio Navarro for Said Business School: 'Beginning the MBA journey: Lessons on Global Surgery' 

Chris Lavy spoke on global health partnerships at the THET Annual Conference

 

July 2018

Chris Lavy highlighted the value of global health partnerships in DFID video to celebrate the NHS at 70.

 

June 2018

OUGSG presented at Surgical Grand Rounds

We had a stand at the RCS England Global Surgical Frontiers conference, and Max Denning won the poster prize (view poster here).

 

May 2018

Clubfoot training course in Erbil, Iraq, delivered by Jim Turner in connection with ICRC

Kokila Lakhoo and Jim Turner taught on a RCS England children's surgery training course in India 

 

April 2018

We co-hosted the GASOC Journal Club.

Anita Makins spoke at the annual FIGO conference.

Chris Lavy spoke on global surgery to trainees at the annual ASiT conference.

 

Find out about our Events here.

 

Oxford University Global Surgery Group

Contact: globalsurgery@nds.ox.ac.uk

Web: www.globalsurgery.ox.ac.uk

Twitter: @oxglobalsurg