Open Heart Surgery (OHS) in Africa – Preliminary Program

Below is the preliminary program for the Conference:

February 17th
IN THE MORNING
DAY 1 –  Sustainable System for a Permanent Development of Open Heart Surgery in Africa
7:30-9:00AMRegistration & Opening Ceremony
9:00-10:30AMINTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

GOODWILL MESSAGES BY  INVITED GUESTS
ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF AATCVS   
PRESIDENTIAL AND OPENING ADDRESS 
«Improving Health Services and Universal Health Coverage: Why and How ?»
EXHIBITION STANDS VISIT AND GROUP PHOTOGRAPH
Session 1
10:40-11:40AM
KEY NOTE ADDRESS: How ECOWAS can play a role for a sustainable development of Open Heart Surgery in West-Africa?
11:40AM -12:30PMDiscussion
12:30-13:30PMLunch
Session 2
2:00-3:00PM
Guest of Honor ADDRESS – African Development Bank  and Open Heart Surgery services improvement, Infrastructures for Health, and Universal Health coverage in Africa: Why and How ? 
3:00-3:30PMDiscussion
3:30-4:00PMTea-Break
Session 3
4:00-4:30PMBudgeting & Financing Open Heart Surgery: Challenges and Perspectives
4:30-5:00PMDiscussion
Session 4   
5:00-6:00PMLecture – Open Heart Surgery  and Universal Health Coverage in developing world: Dream to Reality
February 18th
IN THE MORNING
DAY 2 – Global Cardiac Surgery, Global Surgery and Global Health in Africa
Session 5
8:00-8:20AMNSOAP in Cote d’Ivoire 
8:20-8:40AMProgress in Global surgery and the Role of NSOAPs
8:40-9:00AMNSOAP in West-Africa
9:00-9:20AMNSOAP in Senegal
9:20-9:40AMNSOAP in Zambia
9:40-10:00AMNSOAP  from CUGH Perspectives
10:00-10:20AMTea-Break 
Session  6Round Table: the way forward to Go after 2019 Abidjan declaration for OHS development in Africa
10:20-10:40AMCardiac Surgery Implementation in Africa: 2019 Abidjan Declaration for Open Heart Surgery 
10:40-11:05AMCardioStart International Foundation Initiatives in Africa
11:05-11:25AMOpinions, Comments and Contributions from Cardiac Surgeons
Session 7GLOBAL  CARDIAC SURGERY  IMPLEMENTATION IN AFRICA
11:30AM-12:30PMKey Note address – The role of cardiac surgery in Global surgery and Global health in Africa: Capacity building, innovation, data science, advocacy, telemedicine
12:30-12:45PMQuestions & Answers
12:45-1:30PMLunch
Session  8RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE AND GLOBAL CARDIAC SURGERY 
1:30-2:30PMRheumatic heart disease: The role of global cardiac surgery
2:30-3:45PMPresentation of Jacques Kpodonu’s  Book on Global Cardiac Surgery
2:00-2:30PMQuestions & Answers
2:30-3:00PMTea-Break
3:00-4:00PMRecent Advances and Innovations in Vascular Surgery
3:45-4:00PMQuestions & Answers
4:00-4:20PMTea-Break
Session  9NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN VASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY
4:20-4:50PMRecent  Advances and Innovations in Vascular Surgery
4:50-5:20PMHybrid Vascular Surgery: Perspectives in Africa
5:20-5:45PMThoracic Surgery: Modern techniques, Challenges and Results
5:50:6:20PMGuest of Honor Lecture
5:30-6:00PMQuestions & Answers
February 19th
IN THE MORNING
African Academy for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery  inaugural International Conference 2022
9:00-10:30AMOpening Ceremony
Welcome address
Opening Address
Presidential  Address  «Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery  in Africa  past, now and future»
Group  Photo
10:30-10:40AMTea-Break
10:40-11:10AMScientific Session 1
Guest of Honor Lecture
11:10AM-12:55PMScientific Session 2
Pediatric and Congenital Surgery in African countries – Human Resources, Surgical facilities, Training program, Surgeries done and Financing
1:00-2:00PMLunch
2:00-3:00PMBusiness Meeting – African Academy for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
3:00-4:00PMBusiness Meeting – AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEONS
Presentation – African  Database for  Cardiac  Surgery
4:00-5:00PMScientific Session 3
Inaugural  Martin Aghaji Lecture
5:00-5:30PMClosing Remarks
Final Communique