Venue: Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Friday 6th April 2018
Course Convener: Kat Ford
Target Audience: Any
This is a pan-specialty course aimed at trainees of all levels, regardless of your previous experience of working in austere environments. The aim of the course is to prepare delegates to plan and undertake clinical and academic work in Global Surgery.
Faculty include surgeons, anaesthetists and obstetricians with significant experience of working abroad in a diverse range of settings. With a small number of delegates (15 maximum), we have ensured a flexible, interactive environment with a high faculty:delegate ratio.
The first section of the course will cover practical issues about working in Low and Middle-Income countries (LMICs) ethically, sustainably and enjoyably. These include selecting a suitable placement, practical considerations, and research in LMICs. With a multidisciplinary focus, this section will also consider Safe Surgery principles, including implementation science, public health, ethical issues in global surgery and the WHO checklist.
The secondary section of the course will use practical models to teach and refresh knowledge of the three Bell-Weather procedures (3 procedures that make up around 70% of surgeries undertaken worldwide: C-section; fracture fixation; laparotomy). These three skills will familiarize delegates with safe practice for these procedures, reinforcing learning of these core skills in surgery.
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome and Introduction
09:00 - 09:45 Lessons from the Field- Organising and Implementing a Global Surgery Placement
09:45 - 10:15 Introduction to the Lancet Bellweather Procedures/WHO Global Health Goals
10:15 - 10:45 Improving Surgical and Anaesthetic Safety in the Developing World
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 11:15 Research and Audit in Global Health
11:15 - 11:30 Obstetric Emergencies
For the practical sessions, there will be 4 small groups of 5 rotating between the following stations:
11:30 - 12:30 Station One
12:30 - 13:30 Station Two
13:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Station Three
15:00 - 16:00 Station Four
16:00 - 16:45 Infectious Diseases Considerations
16:45 - 17:15 End of course MCQ and feedback
The course will conclude with a free evening drinks reception and canapés from 1800.
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