Live surgery updates and interactive discussions by a panel of internationally renowned urologists will be the highlight of Sidra Medicine’s first international workshop on reconstructive paediatric urology from October 30-31.
While the two-day event is scheduled to take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre, separate sessions will also be organised at Sidra Medicine, it was announced yesterday.
The workshop will be held as a precursor to the 6th World Congress of Paediatric Surgery (Wofaps 2019) conference from November 1-3.
“The urology live surgery workshop is an exciting feature as not only is it important from an educational perspective but also a great opportunity to showcase the advancements in paediatric urology that we have achieved at Sidra Medicine,” said professor Pippi Salle, Division Chief of Urology at Sidra Medicine and chair of the workshop organising committee.
“Our paediatric sub-speciality is now exclusively at Sidra Medicine for all children and deals with all types of genito-urinary abnormalities requiring surgery,” professor Salle added.
One of the workshop’s new features will allow attendees to view a live surgery from the Sidra Medicine operating room while seated at the Sidra Medicine auditorium.
Wofaps 2019 will include a comprehensive discussion of the ‘classical’ challenges in general and urological paediatric surgery. Newsworthy research, surgical techniques and challenges facing the care of children in high and low income countries will frame each interactive learning session.
The topic of sub-specialities of urology will continue throughout the duration of Wofaps, with three full day urology sessions during the congress.
“We are also pleased that the workshop is part of Wofaps 2019, which will be the country’s largest ever gathering of paediatric surgeons from around the world,” professor Salle said. “ This provides an extended platform for us to review and highlight the advancements as well as the challenges that need to be addressed in reconstructive urology in children.”