In this Global Surgery Webinar brought to you by InciSioN Sierra Leone, our panel of student, Surgeons, Anesthetists, and early career physicians will discuss the concepts, tenets and thinking of Global Surgery. See below for more details on the sessions.
The Emerging Field of Global Surgery
Current State of SOA care in Africa
What can be done?
The Future of Global Surgery
Why Global Surgery? Why now?
Meet Our Chair
Meet Our Speakers
Dr Joffre Guzman Laguna
Joffre Guzman Laguna is an M.D. from Universidad El Bosque in Bogotá, Colombia. Joffre carried out his medical internship at the Central Military Hospital of Bogotá, embarking on special rotations in Clinical Research and Surgical Oncology. His more recent projects have been developed with the Innovation Research Group at the Central Military Hospital of Bogotá, where he’s worked closely with biomedical engineers and physical therapists to develop medical devices, which are now close to starting clinical trials.
He also took on the role of co-chair of InciSioN Colombia during 2020 and was a major player in the organization of IGSS 2020. He is the current co-chair of InciSioN Global and hopes to one day become a thoracic surgeon and continue to apply the concepts of global surgery, held to a greater standard of social responsibility.
Dr Ulrick Sidney Kanmounye
Dr Ulrick Sidney is an Operation Smile Global Surgery Fellow and the founding President of the Association of Future African Neurosurgeons. He is a 2019-2020 Global Neurosurgery research associate at Harvard Medical School. His interests include neurosurgery and medical education.
Dr Eva Hanciles
Dr Eva Hanciles is the Head of the Department of Anaesthesia, University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospitals Complex, as well as a Board Member of Faculty of Anaesthesia, West African College of Surgeons. A Fellow of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of RCSI and of the West African College of Surgeons, she currently heads the Intensive Care Unit at the only tertiary hospital in Sierra Leone and lectures nurse anaesthetists. Dr Hanciles has worked with Lifebox in providing pulse oximeters and training nurse anaesthetists in oximetry. She has been very instrumental in the training of anesthesia residents and development of the national surgical postgraduate college in Sierra Leone.