30th Mar 2023
5:00am - 2:00pm (GMT)
30th - 31st Mar 2023
5:00am - 2:00pm (GMT)
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Friday 31st March 2023


Guest : His Grace, Most Rev. Paul Ssemwogerere , Archbishop of Kampala Diocese Keynote Speaker: Prof. Bazeyo William, Chair Board of Governors, Uganda Cancer Institute Topic: Resource Mobilisation: Building Resilient Institutions

08.00 – 09.00 Arrival and Registration


Moderator: Dr. Olivia Kituuka

09.30 – 09.40 Welcome Speech from Dr. Asiimwe Frank, President of Association of surgeons of Uganda

09.40 – 10.10 Prof. Sebastian K. Kyalwazi Memorial Lecture delivered by Prof. William Bazeyo

10.10 – 10.30 Dr. Jackson Orem, Executive Director, Uganda Cancer Institute. Speech from Uganda Cancer Institute

10.30-11.00 Morning Tea Break

11.00 – 11.20 Prof. Francis Omaswa, President Rotary Club of Kampala: Speech from Rotary Club of Kampala

11.20 – 11.40 The Chief Guest: His Grace, Most Rev. Paul Ssemwogerere, Archbishop of Kampala: Speech from Roman Catholic Church

11.40 – 12.00 Vote of thanks from the family of Prof. Kyalwazi

12.00-12.30 Sponsor Presentations

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:35 Advances in GI Surgery


13.30-13.40 Effect of Chewing gum on duration of Postoperative Ileus following

Laparatomy for Gastroduodenal perforations: A multi center study.

Dr. Joshua Muhumuza

13:40 - 13:50 Laparascopic liver and GI resections in Lubaga Hospital

Dr Okello Michael

13:50 - 14:00 A spontaneous Paraceacal herniation: rare form of an uncommon case

Dr. Bright Anderson Mwanje

14:10 - 14:20 Simulation: Surgical Skills Lab Training in Uganda

Dr. Olive Kobusingye

14:20 - 14:35 Pannel Discussion 6: Moderators:

Dr. Joshua Muhumuza

Dr. Okello Michael

Dr, Francis Sikakulya


14:35 - 14:40 Sponsor presentations

14:40 - 15:00 Speech from the ASOU President

15:00 - 15:20 Report from the General Secretary

15:20 - 15:40 Report from the Treasurer

15:40 - 16:00 Speech from the Cosecsa Country Representative - Dr. Joel Kilyabwire

16:00- 16:50 Discussion

16:50 - 17:00 Sponsor Presentations

17:00 Evening Tea & Networking

19:00 Presidential Sundowner

(Previous Day's Programme)

Thursday 30th March 2023


THEME: Role of surgery in economic development: Does surgery matter?


08:00 Arrival & registration of delegates

08:00 - 09:00 Media & Exhibitors briefing

09:00 - 10:30 Session 1: Opening Ceremony

09:00 - 09:10 Opening Prayer and Anthems

09:10 - 09:20 Opening remarks from Dr. Asiimwe Frank, President, Association of Surgeons of Uganda. Live Press/public briefing

09:20 - 09:40 Opening speech from Permanent secretary Ministry of Health - Dr. Diana Atwine

09:40 - 09:50 Dr. Jombwe Johashasphat:  Surgery in Uganda: Past, Present & Future

09:50 - 10:30 Plenary discussion 1: Discussion of Surgical Services in Uganda: Strengthening the healthcare system to address the increasing burden of surgical diseases

Moderator: Ms Kituuka

- Dr. Diana Atwine - Permanent secretary Ministry of Health

- Dr. Jombwe Johashasphat

- Dr. Asiimwe Frank

- Ms. Fualal Jane Odubu

- Dr. Epodoi Joseph

10:30 - 11:00 Morning tea break

11:00 - 12:00 Session 2: Guided tour of the Exhibition

12:00 - 12:15 Keynote by Prof. Catherine Chu -  Global Surgery Initiatives in SubSaharan Africa

12:15 - 13:00 Session 3: Specialist Surgical Services

Moderator: Dr. Ssebuufu Robinson

12:15 - 12:25 Corneal Transplant  Dr. Lisbon Aliraki - Mengo Hopsital (Opthalmology)

12:25 - 12:35 Paediatric Surgery in Uganda - Burden of disease and Barriers to quality care Rev.Sr. Dr. Mary Margret Ajiko

12:45 - 13:00 Plenary discussion 2: Moderator:

Dr. Lisbon Aliraka

Rev.Sr.Dr. Mary Margret Ajiko

Dr. Okello Michael

Prof. Catherine Chu

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 14: 30 Session 4: Essential surgical care for trauma & surgical emergencies Moderator: Dr. Lydia Nanjula

14:00 - 14:10 Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm: an experience of Uganda Heart Institute Mr. Tom Mwambu

14:10 - 14:20 Patterns of Abdominal Trauma at selected hospitals in Mogadishu, Somalia Dr. Awale Mohamed

14:20 - 14:30 Fibrinogen; A Predictor of Injury severity and Mortality among Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury in Sub-saharan Africa; A prospective study

Dr. Ssenyondwa John Baptist

14:30 - 14:50 Keynote: Prof. Sullivan Richard

Director Institute of Cancer Policy and Co-Director Center for Conflict & Health

Research, Global Oncology Group, King’s College London

14:50 - 15:00 Is Hypernatremia a risk factor to expansive hematomas among traumatic brain injured patients in a tertiary SubSaharan Hospital? Dr. Kasereka Kamabu

15:00 - 15:15 Plenary discussion 3: Moderator: Dr. Lydia Nanjula

Mr. Tom Mwambu

Dr. Ssenyondwa John Baptist

Dr. Awale Mohamed

Dr. Kasereka Kamabu

15:15 - 15:20 Sponsor Presentation

15:20 - 16:00 Session 5: The future of surgery in Uganda: innovations in surgical care in re source limited setting

Moderator: Dr. Flavia Luwedde

14:00 - 14:10 Retinopathy of Prematurity

Dr. Dan Bonya

14:10 - 14:20 Feasibility and outcomes of Surgeries at a daycare surgery center in Eastern Uganda Dr. Damoi Okello

14;20 - 14:30 Surgery for weight loss: The rise of bariatric surgery in Uganda Dr. Mbiine Ronald , SUGES

14:30 - 14:40 Surgical management of Endometriosis and Minimal Access Surgery Dr. Spire Kiggundu

14:40 - 14:55 Plenary discussion 4: Moderator: Dr. Flavia Luwedde Aliba Dr. Dan Bonya

Dr. Damoi Okello

Dr. Mbiine Ronald

Dr. Spire Kiggundu

Prof. Richard Sullivan

14: 55 - 15:00 Sponsor presentation

15:00 - 15: 45 Session 6: Combating Surgical Infections

Moderator: Prof. Kirya

15:00 - 15:10 Factors associated with severity and anatomical distribution of diabetic foot ulcer in Uganda: A multi center cross sectional study

Dr. Bienfait Mumbere

15:10 - 15:20 Psychosocial Impact from Postoperative complications and the resilient coping mechanisms among surgical workforce in Uganda and Eastern DRC Congo

Dr. Francis Sikakulya

15:20 - 15:30 What influences Taylor Spatial Frame Effectiveness in the Treatment of Tibial Osteomyelitis? A major Trauma Center Perspective  Dr. Zang James

15:30 - 15:45 Plenary Discussion 5: Moderator: Prof. Kirya

Dr. Bienfait Mumbere

Dr. Francis Sikakulya

Dr. Zang James

15:45 - 16:55 Advances in GI Surgery

Moderator: Dr. Okumu Gabriel

15:45 - 15:55 Effect of Chewing gum on duration of Postoperative Ileus following Laparatomy for Gastroduodenal perforations: A multi center study.

Dr. Joshua Muhumuza

15:55 - 16:05 Auditing our management of acute gall stone pancreatitis/ Cholangitis with Cholecystectomy and ERCP

Dr. Louis Boyce

16:05 - 16:15 Laparascopic liver and GI resections in Lubaga Hospital

Dr Okello Michael

16:15 - 16:25 A spontaneous Paraceacal herniation: rare form of an uncommon case Dr. Bright Anderson Mwanje

16:25 - 16:40 Pannel Discussion 6: Moderator: Dr. Okumu Gabriel

Dr. Joshua Muhumuza

Dr. Okello Michael

Dr, Francis Sikakulya

16:40 - 17:00 Session 6: Surgical Healthcare Financing, Surgical Training and Universal Healthcare Coverage

Moderator: Dr. Elobu Emmanuel

16:40 - 16:50 Surgery and Anesthesia: The missing ingredients in Universal Health Coverage. Dr. Elizabeth Igaga

16:50 - 17:00 Simulation: Surgical Skills Lab Training in Uganda  Dr. Olive Kobusingye

17:00 - 17:10 Plenary Discussion: Moderator: Dr. Elobu Emmanuel, Dr. Elizabeth Igaga, Dr. Olive Kobusingye

17:10 - 17:15 Sponsor Presentation

17:15 - 17:30 Closing remarks by Director Clinical Services, Ministry of Health - Dr. Olaro Charles

17: 30 - 18:00 Unguided tour of the exhibition and Evening Tea Break

The Surgical Landscape Exhibition will bring together healthcare leaders, clinicians, academicians, scientists, policy makers and private sector players in Uganda and will also be open to the general public. The event will be covered by Media.

The exhibition will provide in-depth knowledge about new trends and latest developments in different fields of surgery. There will also be information regarding the complete range of surgical procedures performed in Uganda and best practices for consideration for treatment of patients.

The exhibition will provide a platform for brands that support surgical care to showcase their products.

The Annual Scientific Conference scheduled on Thursday 30th March, 2023 will bring together clinicians, academia, scientists and policy makers to exchange information, share experience and research findings about all aspects of surgical healthcare.

The submitted abstracts shall be presented as oral presentations, case reports, and videos. A virtual poster hall will be open to the delegates.

It will be held under the Theme: Role of Surgery in Economic Development: Does Surgery Matter?

The Kyalwazi Memorial Lecture scheduled on Friday 31st March, 2023

We shall have a cocktail presidential sundowner to conclude the events.

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