Surgery Conference

29 May 2018

THEME:

Future of surgery in Africa

KEY TOPICS

  • Breast and oncology
  • Gastroenterology surgery
  • Surgical education
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Bariatric and metabolic surgery

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • Discuss the role of new technology and current treatment strategies to minimise human error in surgical care
  • Compare treatment options and practice standards for benign and malignant breast disease to apply appropriately to your patient work-up
  • Identify how to manage complications in MIS and GI cases to preserve bodily function
  • Refine skills for advanced surgical oncology procedures to improve patient safety and reduce healthy tissue resection.
  • Determine good practice in laparoscopic emergency procedures that reduce the risk of post-operative complications

AGENDA: DAY 1 – Tuesday, 29 May 2018

09:30

Opening remarks

Prof Carol Benn
Prof Jerome Loveland

SESSION 1: BREAST AND ONCOLOGY

Moderator: Prof Carol Benn

09:35

Intraoperative radiotherapy – to tissues immediately around a breast cancer to provide durable local control

Prof Dr Jayant Vaidya

10:00

A multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment

Prof Carol Benn

10:30

The role of adjuvant radiation therapy in breast cancer

Prof Bernard Donde


SESSION 2: SURGICAL EDUCATION

Moderator: Prof Jerome Loveland

11:00

Training surgeons in Africa to improve surgical standards - COSECSA

Prof Dr Pankaj Jani

Dr Pankaj Jani

11:30

Technology enhanced learning and surgical simulation to improve surgical skills

Dr Bijendra Patel

12:00

Lunch Break


SESSION 3: GASTROENTEROLOGY SURGERY

Moderator: Prof Jerome Loveland

13:30

Techniques for abdominal wall closure after damage control laparotomy: From temporary abdominal closure to early/delayed fascial closure

Dr Osama Murtada

14:00

Gastric cancer: The view from the laparoscope: Evidence, benefits and challenges of surgical management

Dr Raad Al Mehdi

14:30

Coffee Break

SESSION 4: SURGERY UPDATES

15:15

The evolution and future of metabolic surgery

Dr Shiva K Misra

15:45

Grand rounds: Complex cases and how I manage them

Prof Paul Goldberg


16:45

Close of conference

 

CHAIRS:

  • Prof Carol Benn, Specialist Surgeon, Head of Breast Care Centre, Helen Joseph Hospital, Netcare Breast Care Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Prof Jerome Loveland, Academic Head, Department of Paediatric Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

SPEAKERS:

  • Prof Bernard Donde, Radiation Oncologist, Professor and Chief Specialist, Radiation Services, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Dr Bijendra Patel, Consultant Upper GI & Laparoscopic Surgeon - Barts Health NHS Trust, Clinical Lead for General Surgery, Network Director for Upper GI Surgery, Director of Surgical Skills and Science - Queen Mary University of London, R&D Director – Medical Realities, Barts Cancer Institute - a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
  • Prof Dr Jayant Vaidya, Professor of Surgery and Oncology and Consultant Surgeon, University College London, London, UK
  • Dr Osama Murtada, Consultant, Reconstructive Surgery, Omdorman Teaching Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan

  • Dr Pankaj Jani, Consultant, Gastroenterology Surgery, Kenyatta National Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi, President, College of Surgeons, East Central and Southern Africa - COSECSA, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Prof Paul Goldberg, Vice Chairman, Association of Surgeons of South Africa, Consultant, GI Surgery, UCT Private Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Raad Al Mehdi, Associate Professor, Senior Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery, The Royal Hospital –Muscat- Sultanate of Oman Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman

  • Dr Shiva K Mishra, Acting President, Associations of Surgeons of India, Laparoscopic General, Obesity & Metabolic Surgeon, Senior Consultant Surgeon, Mariampur Hospital & Nova Super Speciality Hospital, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India