IPSO Education Day

Event Description

IPSO Educational Day
7 October 2015

Venue: J and J Education Building

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

Cape Town South Africa


07.45 to 08.15                    Registration, Coffee

08.15 to 08.30                    Welcome Address:

Sharon Cox, IPSO Local Organizing Committee

Stephen Shochat President, IPSO

Session1: Hepatoblastoma        

08.30 – 10.30      Chair: Prof Alp Numanoglu

The concept is to look at what the trials are saying with respect to hepatoblastoma, resection, transplant indications, staging, risks etc. and then to look at resection methods for the difficult tumour anatomy where transplant is not a possibility due to resource limitations

08.30–09.00        The Staging: PRETEXT and POSTTEXT
Prof Dan Aronson
Leeds Children’s Hospital at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK (IPSO)

09.00-09.30         The Trials: Where we are and how we got there?
Prof. Piotr Czauderna
Past SIOPEL (International Childhood Liver Tumors Strategy Group) Chairman, Head of the Dept. of Surgery and Urology for Children and Adolescents of the Medical University of Gdansk, President-Elect of the European Board of Pediatric Surgery of UEMS

09.30-10.00         Extreme resection in place of transplant: surgeon poker game or patient Russian roulette?
Prof Jean de VILLE de GOYET
PhD, MD, FRCS.Paediatric liver and transplant surgeon at Bambino Gesù Children’s Hosp, Roma, Professor of Paediatric Surgery Universita Tor Vergata Roma

10.00-10.30         Case discussions

Prof Alastair JW Millar
Emeritus Professor in Paediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town

Tea: 10.30-11.00

Session 2: Oncology in Africa    

11.00-12.30         Chair: Prof Daniel Sidler

The concept is to look at facilities in Africa and compare first and third world presentations and treatment.

11.00-11.30         Access to care, facilities in:

South Africa (8 min)        Dr D Von Delft, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Red Cross

Malawi          (8min)          Dr Eric Borgstein Professor of Surgery, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Pediatric surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital

Kenya           (8min)           Francis Osawa Lecturer in Paediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Nairobi, Kenya

11.30-12.00         The big, the bad and the ugly

Prof L Hadley: Emeritus Professor in Paediatric Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban;

Talk on some of the larger tumours he has been involved in associated management dilemmas in children presenting with these to resource poor areas

12.00-12.30            Africa Vs Global care
Scott Howard, MD
Chair, World Child Cancer USA
Consultant, Oncology, Healthcare IT, Epidemiology, Global Heath
Professor, University of Memphis

Lunch: 12.30-13.30

Session 3: Oncological Surgical Emergencies

13.30-15.00         Chair: Prof Rob Brown
To discuss a range of emergency oncological situations that may present to the surgeon

13.30-14.00         Spinal Cord Compression

Prof A Figaji

HOD Department of Paediatric Neurosurgery Red Cross

14.00-14.30         Airway Issues

  • Anaesthetic (15 min) Dr R Gray, Consultant Anaesthetist, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
  • Radiology (15 min) Dr T Kilborn HOD, Department of Paediatric Radiology, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

14.30-15.00         Abdominal emergencies

Bowel obstruction, intussusception, Ovarian Torsion, Typhlitis, PR bleeding, chemo complications

Prof Samad Shaik, Paediatric Surgeon, Kwazulu-Natal Bowel perforation,

Tea: 15.00-15.30                                                              

Session 4: Genetics / Prophylactic Surgery/ Adolescent tumours             

15.30-17.00 Chair: Dr Marion Arnold

Prophylactic Surgery for Childhood Genetic conditions

15.30-16.00         The role of developmental genes in childhood cancer 

Prof Sam Moore Emeritus Professor, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Tygerberg Children’s Hospital, University of Stellenbosch

16.00-16.30         MEN, Paediatric Thyroid malignancies

Prof Panieri HOD Endocrine Surgery, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital

16.30-17.00         Inherited colorectal cancer syndromes

Prof Paul Goldberg HOD, Colo-rectal Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town

Closure and Thanks 17.00-17.15

This Course Is Finished