“We’ve had the opportunity to catch up with some friends from Africa to tell us more about what is happening in their neck of the woods with perioperative medicine…”
We reference this piece in The Lancet here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/vol396no10243/PIIS0140-6736(20)X0027-4
The African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS) is discussed in more detail here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/topmedtalk-african-surgical-outcomes-study-asos-2/
The above piece inspired the Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) team to take action and organise a ground breaking night of live music and conversation about cutting edge scientific research; the now famous “POCAPALOOZA” – POC, perioperative care and “APALOOZA” meaning some form of festival.
In spite of the global pandemic, one of the world’s leading medical communites, decided to organise an online international academic conference followed by a massive fundraising effort for perioperative research, in Africa.
For more about the African Perioperative Research Group (APORG) start here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/anae.14934
“People in Africa are twice as likely to die from surgical complications..”
If you want to help, donations welcome at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/protea-live?utm_id=1&utm_term=ZKW35J94X
Current total at the time of press: £7,581 – Thank you!
Presented by Desiree Chappell with her guests Bruce Biccard, consultant anaesthetist at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Director, Perioperative Research Unit, Department of Anaesthetics, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine and Salome Maswime, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Professor of Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town.
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