PAAS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2018

Provisional Programme

Theme:”Global Surgery implementation in Africa:the way forward”

Venue: African Union Headquarters-Addis-Abeba(Ethiopia)

Date: February 2nd-4th,2018

Schedule:

DAY 1: 2/2/2018 – Implementation of resolution A68.15 in Africa: Updates on where we are

7:30 – 9:00 am:   Registration

9:00 – 10:30 am: Opening Ceremony

Adresses :

-President, PAAS

-Minister of Health, Republic of Ethiopia

-Director General WHO, Guest of Honor, Geneva, Switzerland

-Chairperson AUC, Grand Patron

10:30 – 11:30 am: Group photo and Visit to Exhibition Stands

11:30 – 12:15 pm: 

Chairs : Minister of Health, Ethiopia,  President PAAS

Introduction by the Minister of Health, Ethiopia

Key-note address – “Financing of the key levers of Socio-economic transformation embedded in AU Agenda 2063”, 

AU Commissioner for social affairs, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

12:30 – 13:30 pm: Lunch

 

13:30 – 14:15 pm:  Session 1

Global Surgery implementation in Africa

Chairs : Presidents WACS, CSSA, WFSA

PAAS Strategic-Plan and Comments on Action-Plan for global surgery implementation in Africa, 

Immediate Past President, PAAS

14 :15 – 14:45 pm: Indicator-Collection and National surgical/OB/Anesthesia planning (NSOAP) : Lancet Commission perspective John Meara, United States

14:45 – 15:00 pm: Tea-Break

 

15:00 – 16:30 pm: Session 2

NSOAP Development Process –

Chairs : AU Commissionner for Social Affairs, President IFSC, Director AU medical services

Panel Discussion:- 

  • West-Africa     P.Donkor
  • Pacific Islands   G.Guest
  • Rwanda    R Riviello
  • Zambia     E.Makassa
  • Botswana
  • South Africa   M Smith
  • Senegal    P. Diop
  • Nigeria    E. Ameh
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Tanzania

 

16:30 – 16:50 pm:  Session 3

Infrastructure and Global Health and Surgery

Chair : President CSSA ; Director Safe surgery 2020

Infrastructure Development for Health in remote areas in Africa :African Union Strategy AU Commissioner for Infrastructure

16:50 – 17:00 pm: Discussion

 

17:00 – 18:30 pm: Session 4

Workforce development for Global Surgery worldwide –

Chairs: W.Johnson-WHO; Representatives of G4 Alliance and Lancet Commission

Panelists :

G4 Alliance, Chair

American College of Surgeons, President

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, President

Consortium of Universities for Global Surgery, Director

Canadian Association of General Surgeons(CAGS), President

Safe surgery 2020, Director

GE Foundation, Director

World Federation Anesthesia, President

18:30 – 19:30 pm: Chairs :

Presidents PAAS, COSECSA, CSSA, WACS, WFSA

Forum of Leaders of Surgical-O&G and Anesthesia Colleges or Scientific Societies

 

DAY 2: 3/2/2018 – Progress of implementation of resolution A68.15 in Africa: Appropriate workforce, training and education

Session 5

Chairs Presidents PAAS, COSECSA, CSSA, WACS, WFSA

8:00 – 8:20 am: Pan-African virtual and eUniversity : an AU Agenda 2063 flagship project 

AU Commissioner for human resources, science and technology

8:20 – 8:40 am: Socio-economic and geographic mal-distribution of surgical resources in Africa 

A. Dell, South Africa

8:40 – 9:00 am: Training program for surgery and anaethesia in Sub-Saharan Africa 

Niger Experience R. Sani, Coordinator training program for Rural Surgery

9:00 – 9:20 am: Surgical care systems strengthening by training and education 

W.Johnson, WHO

9:20 – 10:00 am: Discussion

10:00 – 10:30 am: Tea-Break

 

10:30 – 11:00 am: Session 6

Research for Global Surgery –

Chairs B. Biccard, South Africa; J.Meara, USA ;

African Union CDC Initiative, AU CDC Director

11:00 – 11:20 am: Discussion

 

11:20 am – 12:30 pm: Session 7 Anesthesia and Global Surgery 

Chairs: President WFSA; E. Makasa, WHO, African Regional Section

=== 11:20 am -11:40 am : The anesthesia workforce crisis-WFSA strategies for Africa

Mellin-Olsen, President-Elect, WFSA

Mellin-Olsen, President-Elect WFSA

Session 7

=== 11:40 am -12:00 pm : Equipment for safer anesthesia for everybody today in Africa

Ph. Mavoungou Chair committee, WFSA

 

=== 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Discussion

12:30 -13:30 pm: Lunch

 

13:30 – 13:50 pm: Session 8

Chairs Minister of Finance, Ethiopia; AU Commissioner for Finance, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia;

AU Commissioner for Social Affairs

Macro-economic impact of surgical diseases B.Alkire USA

 

13:50 – 14:00 pm: Discussion

 

14:00 – 16:00 pm: Session 9

Panel discussion with African Ministers of Health on Global Surgery Implementation in Africa – Expanding access to safe, high quality, affordable surgery and anesthesia in remote areas

Panelists :

-African Ministers of Health 

-AU Commissioner for Social Affairs

-AU Commissioner for Finance

-AU STC Chair, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia

16:00 -16:30 pm: Tea-Break

 

16:30 -18:00 pm: Session 10 Global Surgery development

Chairs : President Cosecsa; Pr R. Sanni, Coordinator, Niger

-GE foundation initiatives for global surgery implementation in Africa D. Barash, USA

-Free Papers

DAY 3: 4/2/2018 – Financing Global Health and Surgery

 

Session 11

Chairs : Minister of Finance, Ethiopia; Dr M. Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa

8:00 – 8:30 am: Relationship between surgical expenditures and poverty 

M. Shrime, USA

8:30 – 9:00 am: Financing Global Health – Recommendations from the 1st African Health Forum 2017 

Dr. M. Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa

9:00 – 9:30 am: Financing Global Surgery – Ethiopian Experience Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Ethiopia

9:30 – 9:50 am: Tea Break

 

9:50 – 11:30 am: Session 12

Panel discussion with African Ministers of Finance on financing global surgery

Panelists :

  • African Ministers of Finance 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Discussion

12:30 – 13:30 pm: Final communique – Closing Ceremony

Closing Remarks : AU Commissioner for social affairs

12:30 – 13:30 pm: Closing Ceremony

The program of the previous GSI Africa International Conference 2017 organized by PAAS can be found here:

  • Pr Koffi Hervé Yangni-Angaté

    • Chirurgien Thoracique et Cardio-Vasculaire, MD,FWACS,FICS,FISS
    • Côte d'Ivoire

    Professeur et Président, Département de Chirurgie Cardio-Thoracique et Vasculaire / Anatomiste et Expert en Bioéthique.

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