Sidra Medicine will host the 6th World Congress of Paediatric Surgery from November 1-3 with about 1,000 delegates at the Qatar National Convention Centre.
The congress is organised by the World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons (WOFAPs). This is the first “World Congress” of WOFAPs in the Middle East.
The event aims to cover the most cutting edge advances in paediatric surgical care in addition to current challenges impeding optimal surgical care for children in high and low income countries.
WOFAPs Qatar will be under the leadership of a group of internationally-renowned Sidra Medicine surgeons. These include Prof David Sigalet, the chair of patient services and the current president of WOFAPs; Dr Mansour Ali, chair of paediatric surgery and the Middle East WOFAPs representative and Dr Pippi Salle, chief of urology and the chair of urology for the congress.
Prof Sigalet said, “ This is our opportunity to showcase Qatar’s commitment to hosting international medical events aimed at improving the care of children around the world. Together with my colleagues and peers from around the world, we are looking forward to welcoming our delegates to Doha. The conference theme will focus on “Collaboration, Education and Training: Moving beyond borders to improve the surgical care of children.”
WOFAPs 2019 will include a comprehensive discussion of the ‘classical’ challenges in general and urological pediatric surgery. Newsworthy research, surgical techniques and challenges facing the care of children in high and low income countries will frame each interactive learning session.
The congress is pleased to announce the participation of the following internationally renowned
In addition to the international surgical expertise who will be leading sessions, WOFAPs 2019 expects to showcase more than 400 presentations by participants, including oral, video and poster walks. Selected abstracts will be eligible for publication in a special volume of Paediatric Surgery International. A number of pre and post event workshops will also be held in the days leading up to and after the congress.
The congress will witness the participation of a number of internationally renowned surgeons and speakers who will lead different surgical sessions.
Doha is the sixth destination to host this gathering of the world’s leading children’s surgeons; previous events were held in Washington DC; Berlin; Delhi; Buenos Aires and Zagreb.