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WOFAPS Web Meetings : Global burden of pediatric surgical disease: generating data for global action

August 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


You are invited to join in this free web meeting brought to you by WOFAPS.
23 August 2016 Tuesday

Global burden of pediatric surgical disease: generating data for global action

Dr Dan Poenaru

How to join the free web meeting:
Time: New York 8:00, Washington DC 8:00, London 13:00, South Africa 14:00, , Doha 15:00, New Delhi 17:30, Hong Kong 20:00, Tokyo 21:00, Sydney 22:00

1) Click on the link http://meeting.uct.ac.za/wofaps/

2) When you are prompted during logging in, please choose “Enter as a guest” and write your name and surname, then click enter room.

3) When next window opens, click “request entry” (Please note there may be a time difference in your country !! We will open the meeting website 30 minutes before for you to log in.  Remember to test your connection before the meeting; details are below. You can convert the above times to your local time by clicking here.

Test your connection: http://meeting.uct.ac.za/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview

Dan Poenaru


Dan Poenaru is a pediatric surgeon working in Africa and Canada. Following medical school studies in Toronto, he trained in general surgery at McGill University, then in pediatric surgery at the Université de Montréal. He has earned a Masters in Health Professions Education (University of Illinois in Chicago), and is currently completing a Masters in International Development (William Carrey University, California) and a PhD in Pediatric Surgery (Erasmus University, Rotterdam). He has practised academic surgery for 10 years in Kingston, Canada, 8 years in Kijabe, Kenya, and 2 years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He now divides his professional time between Montréal, Canada, and various sites in Africa.

His current roles include clinical director of BethanyKids Africa (a faith-based organization providing holistic care to children with surgical disabilities), consultant pediatric surgeon at MyungSung Christian Medical Center (Addis Ababa) and at Montréal Children’s Hospital (Montréal), and academic dean of MyungSung Medical College (Addis Ababa). He is adjunct professor of Surgery at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) and McGill University (Montreal, QC) and also holds academic positions at McMaster University, University of British Columbia, University of Nairobi, and Aga Khan University, Nairobi. He is the recipient of the 2014 Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the 2015 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarianism Award of the American College of Surgeons.

His areas of interest are global burden of surgical disease, chronic pediatric surgical disabilities in Africa, faith issues in clinical practice, and global surgical education.

Dan is happily married to Dita who is a nursing clinician and educator, and they have two boys in Canadian universities.



August 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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WOFAPS Web Meetings
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