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Publications & Articles

A first of many: Zambia represents at EUREP19. Soko G
EAU Newspaper 2019

The Value of Urolink: an OOPE experience. Teichmann D
Urology News 2019; 23 (4) 30-31

Urolink supporting the development of urological services in Hawassa, Ethiopia.  Biyani S, Campain N, Moore M, Gobezie A,  Teferi GT, MacDonagh R 
BJUI 2019

The Brain Drain Myth: retention of specialist surgical graduates in East, Central & Southern Africa, 1974-2013. Hutch A, Bekele A, O'Flynn E, Ndonga A, Tierney S, Fualal J, Samkange C, Erzingatsian K
World J Surgery 2017; 41: 3041 - 3053

Medical equipment donation in low resource settings: a review of the literature and guidelines for surgery & anaesthesia in low-income and middle-income countries. Marks IH, Thomas H, Bakhet M, Fitzgerald E
BMJ Global Health 2019; 4: 4-9

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

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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 2019

(Chairs: Miss Suzie Venn & Mr Philip Thomas)

Miss Suzie Venn, St Richard's Hospital, Chichester

Mr Ruaraidh MacDonagh, Taunton & Somerset Hospital

OOPE with Urolink
Mr Dominic Teichmann, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Wales

BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

(Chairs: Mrs Suzie Venn & Mr Paul Anderson)


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

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

Training LMIC Urologists in the UK
Dr 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
Prof Srinath Chandrasekera, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka
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


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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