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Peer-Reviewed Articles

Teaching the management of surgical emergencies through a short course to surgical residents in East/Central Africa delivers excellent educational outcomes. Dreyer J, Hannay J, Lane R
World J Surg 2014; 38(4): 830 - 838
(Urolink organised and ran the urology component of this course)

Use of a simulated model to teach male adult circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa. Campain NJ, Parnham AS, Spasojevic N, Reeves F, Venn S, Biyani CS
World J Surg 2017; 41(1): 10 - 13

Global urology: a survey of members of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. Campain NJ, Venn S, Biyani CS, MacDonagh RP, McGrath JS, on behalf of BAUS Urolink
J Clin Urol 2016; 9(6): 409 - 416

Social Media

Be among the first to follow and interact with Urolink on their new Twitter feed.

We would encourage you to read the GMC guidance and advice from the BMA before you consider participating in any of the established social media platforms (Bebo, Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter etc)

Conferences & Meetings

BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

UROLINK (Chairs: Mrs Suzie Venn & Mr Graham Watson)
Wed 28 June 2017 - Scottish Events Centre, Glasgow


  1. Endourology in the developing world: challenges & opportunities
    Prof Srinath Chandrasekera, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka
  2. TURP camps at Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda - better than the day job
    Mr Adam Jones, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

Global Surgical Frontiers Conference 2017

The theme for 2017 was surgery in children and young people. All surgical specialties deal with children's surgical conditions, and most Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) have a demographic breakdown where nearly half of their population are under 16. The aim of the GSF Conference, held on 21 & 22 April 2017, was three fold:

  1. to inform about global needs in surgery;
  2. to provide information about how UK surgeons can be involved with surgical work, training and research in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs); and
  3. to allow networking for surgeons, trainees and medical students interested in global surgery.

Conference programme  |  Video record of Day 1  |  Video record of Day 2


BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

UROLINK (Chair Mr Philip Thomas)

Wed 28 June 2016 - BT Arena & Convention Centre, Liverpool
Lancet commission on global surgery
Mr Philip Thomas, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
Observations from Urolink visit to Ethiopia
Mr Zeeshan Aslam, Morriston Hospital, Swansea
Thoughts on KCMC visit
Mr Chris Parker, Yeovil District Hospital
MSE course - teaching the management of urological emergencies
Mr Nick Campain, Torbay District Hospital
Urethroplasty workshop in Lusaka
Mr Paul Anderson, Russells Hall Hospital, Birmingham

BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2015

UROLINK (Chair: Mr Ru MacDonagh)

Wed 17 June 2016 - Manchester Convention Centre
Developing urology in the developing world
Dr Nenad Spasejovic (University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia)
An academic year in sub-Saharan Africa; experience of a UK urology trainee
Miss Alex Zachou (Barnet & Chase Farm Hospital)
Urolink - the future
Mrs Suzie Venn (Incoming Urolink Co-Chair, Western Sussex Hospital Trust)

COSECSA / RCSI Collaboration on the Management of Surgical Emergencies

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) established a Collaboration Programme in 2007. This programme was finally implemented in 2008.

Its aim is to increase the provision of quality, essential surgical and emergency care in the COSECSA region, particularly at district level (i.e. the management of surgical emergencies, MSE).

The programme is supported by Irish Aid (the Government of Ireland's Development Agency) and RCSI which provides for staff and resources including curricula, education tools, skills training, examination, accreditation and quality assurance processes.

Additional information about the  RCSI/COSECSA collaboration programme can be found on their joint Twitter account.


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