ARTICLES OF THE REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE CHALLENGES OF TRAINING IN PLASTIC SURGERY AND RECONSTRUCTION IN WEST AFRICA
CHU DE TREICHVILLE – ABIDJAN – IVORY COAST 26th TO THE 28th NOVEMBER 2018
The idea of a conference was born from a meeting between Prof. Valérie DJE BI DJE and the Swiss 2nd Chance Association during a workshop organised in Maputo in April 2018 under the auspices of COSECSA, with which 2nd Chance co-operates in training surgeons in reconstructive surgery.
The objectives of this event which brought together 21 professors and surgeons from 8 West African countries (Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal) were defined as follows:
- • To establish an inventory of needs in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the sub-region.
- • To present the activities of the 2nd Chance Association in the development of reconstructive surgery in countries with limited resources.
- • To incorporate conference recommendations into WACS training objectives.
- • Finally, to develop a regional training model and promote our little-known specialised field.
This conference should allow us to promote our specialised field and develop a regional training model that 2nd Chance would like to support.