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Publications Archive

Publications authored by Urolink members

The main topics found in publications by Urolink members are listed below. Click the topic to view a list of articles on that subject, with clickable links to the source text:


      Publications by other authors

      The main topics found in publications from other sourcess are listed below. Click the topic to view a list of articles on that subject, with clickable links to the source text:


      Podcasts, Webinars, Meetings & Conferences


      The History of Urolink (March 2021)
      Listen to a conversation between Steve Payne and Neville Harrison (retired consultant urologist from Brighton and Urolink's first chair) about his initial experiences working in Africa in the 1970s, his role in the development of an organisation that morphed into Urolink and his relationship with Lester Eschelman that initiated the development of the first durable link between BAUS and KCMC. This podcast is a fascinating insight into the evolution of Urolink from an embryonic concept to the organisation we know today.
      Fellowship Training in the UK - a Malawian Perspective (October 2020)
      Listen to a conversation between Steve Payne (BAUS Urolink secretary) and Charles Mabedi (Consultant urologist in Lilongwe, Malawi) after he spent time training in the UK with Suzie Venn in Worthing. This podcast is a great opportunity to learn about the advantages and difficulties encountered by urologists coming from LMICs to the UK for further specialist surgical training.
      BAUS President's Urolink Podcast (August 2020)
      Listen to Tim O'Brien (President of BAUS) talking to Suzie Venn, Nick Campain and Charles Mabedi about Urolink's activities in sub-Saharan Africa.


      Urolink trainee webinars, since November 2020, can be accessed from the Webinar Archive tab on the Learning Resources page. Links to webinars hosted on other sites are the only ones displayed here.

      THET and HEE undertook a webinar series "Going global" (September and October 2021). This series offered an unparalleled opportunity to learn from, and engage with, experienced colleagues in the field through a mixture of workshops, presentations and interactive sessions. The series was designed for NHS staff and final year medical and pharmacy students. From exploring the different opportunities available, to understanding how you can capture the learning you gain whilst volunteering overseas or virtually, the videos in the series are a fantastic place to find out more about getting involved in global health.


      BAUS/Urolink Meetings

      BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 

      (Chairs: Mr Nick Campaint & Ms Vanessa Savopoulos)

      video coming soon

      Mr Nick Campain, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and Ms Vanessa Savopoulos, Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

      A World of Difference: Providing universal health coverage in rural Uganda in the face of Covid            Dr Ian Spillman, Medical Superintendent, Church of Uganda Kisiizi Hospital.

      My Stay in Tanzania; What I learnt during my fellowship at KCMC                                                                  Mr Tilaneh Leyeh, Consultant General and Urological Surgeon, Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia. 

      Donating equipment. How can MediGive and Urolink work together?                                                              Mr Graham Watson, Trustee, MediTech Trust and Urolink Executive member, Eastbourne District General Hospital.

      BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 

      (Chairs: Mr Jaimin Bhatt & Mr Matt Trail)

      Introduction (starts at 2:28 into the video)
       Jaimin Bhatt, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow and Matt Trail, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy

      Update from Our Sites – Zambia, Hawassa, KCMC Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda
      Steve Payne, Manchester

      Remote Mentoring
      Graham Watson, Eastbourne District General Hospital

      Bidirectional learning - a Zambia/U.K. collaboration
      Nick Campain, Royal Free Hospital, London, Mike NG, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Nkomba Chamileke and Victor Mapulanga, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

      Plans for the Next Year
      Jaimin Bhatt, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

      BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

      (Chairs: Miss Suzie Venn & Mr Philip Thomas)

      Suzie Venn, St Richard's Hospital, Chichester

      Ru MacDonagh, Taunton & Somerset Hospital
      OOPE with Urolink
      Dominic Teichmann, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Wales

      BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

      (Chairs: Mrs Suzie Venn & Mr Paul Anderson)

      Urolink Update
      Suzie Venn, St Richard’s Hospital & Mr Paul Anderson, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley

      Urological Training in Africa
      Charles Mabedi, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi

      Training LMIC Urologists in the UK
      Abubacarr Jah, Sharab Medical Centre, Serrekunda, The Gambia

      BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

      (Chairs: Mrs Suzie Venn & Mr Graham Watson)

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

      BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

      (Chair: Mr Philip Thomas, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton)

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


      Below are conferences that Urolink members have taken part in, or have presented at. Links to content that you may find interesting are provided. Click on the text links or the images to access these.

      THET Annual Conference - October 2021

      Mike Ng, from Exeter UK, and Nkombo Chamileke, from UTH Lusaka, present their paper, "Bi-directional benefits associated with a urology-themed webinar programme during the Covid-19 pandemic: experiences from a UK-Zambia health partnership" (from 53.30 to 1.09.00) at the THET Annual CVonference in October 2021.
      During the breakout session "Solidarity during Covid-19" they describe their experience with virtual learning during the pandemic, and how a sustainable learning resource has been generated through the co-operation between the UK and Zambian urological trainees during 2020/21.

      Global Surgical Frontiers Conference - April 2017

      The theme for the 2017 conference 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


      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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