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15 oktober 2021

Global surgery - (inter)national connections


  • Prof.dr Schelto Kruijff

Part I: Global Surgery: where are we now & how do we train for the future?
Jurre van Kesteren
After obtaining his medical degree, Jurre specialized in Global Health and Tropical Medicine and worked at Masanga hospital from 2014 – 2016. During that period, he provided hands on clinical work and lead the Masanga Ebola response during the West African Ebola outbreak. Currently he is a final year resident general surgery at Amsterdam UMC, subspecializing in gastrointestinal and surgical oncology. His global surgery initiatives lead to a board position at the Netherlands Society of International Surgery (NSIS) and he is cofounder and director of Global Surgery Amsterdam – a research platform to enhance surgical care in low resourced settings. Furthermore, Jurre is a PhD student on innovation and surgical training in Sierra Leone. He will start this afternoon session by giving a brief look into the practices of developing educational material recorded in a district hospital in west Africa.

Part II: Global Surgery – Point-of-Care ultrasound trainings for the CapaCare Surgical Training Programme in Sierra Leone
Taymoor Ashgar (MD)
Worked in South Africa prior to becoming a Radiology registrar at Sheffield Hospital, UK. Organises courses on point of care ultrasound in resource-limited settings and teleradiology to surgical clinical officers and medical doctors in Sierra Leone together with the CapaCare Surgical Training programme.

Part III: Global Oncology – improving early detection of breast cancer with a mHealth US-guided breast biopsy-training program for LMIC
Peter Kingham (MD, FCAS)
Surgeon, Associate Professor HPB at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, International Surgical Oncology Fellowship Director and Assistant Director for the HPB Fellowship. Director of Global Cancer Disparity Initiatives. His primary research interest is determining how to improve cancer care for patients in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Kingham is co-PI on multiple prospective studies on colorectal and breast cancer in Nigeria and cofounded the African Research Group for Oncology (ARGO).

Part IV: Panel discussion
Since the start of the Corona pandemic, the Netherlands face a significant backlog of surgeries. There is a shortage of surgical and anesthetic personnel. The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery calculated that, on a global scale, a yearly additional 143 million surgeries are needed to give 5 billion people access to safe surgery (2015). The surgical need is high. How can surgical education contribute to this? What is the role of virtual co-operation and peri-operative ultrasound skills – for surgical staff in LMIC but also for the Dutch surgical resident/surgeon? How do Dutch surgeons (in training) work in Global Surgery?

Jonathan Vas Nunes (MD)
After graduation as a MD global health and tropical medicine, Jonathan Vas Nunes worked for 3 years as a medical doctor in DR Congo and Sierra Leone. He is currently in training to become a surgeon at the Amsterdam University Medical Center and secretary of the Netherlands Society for International Surgery (NSIS).

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