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Dates National Hospital Room 1 National Hospital Room 2 National Hospital Room 3 National


Room 4

Time NAFCC Basement 1 NAFCC Basement 2

19th November 2017

Fundamental Critical Care Course (FCCS) Paediatric  Fundamental Critical Care Course (PFCCS) Fundamental Disaster Management Course
9am to 12 noon Advanced Airway workshop-

Dr. Patrick Olomu (USA) and Dr. Kingsley Enohumah (UK)

SafePaeds -WFSA
Regional Anaesthesia I
1 pm to 4 pm Cardiovascular Workshop – Accessing the Circulation – Dr. Segun Akinniranye (Nigeria)


Workshop (adults)

Spinal and Epidural Anaesthesia Demonstration – B. BRAUN


20th November 2017

Fundamental Critical Care Course (FCCS) Paediatrics  Fundamental Critical Care Course (PFCCS) Obstetric  Fundamental Critical Care Course (Obs FCCS) Tropical Medicine FCCS 9am to 12 noon TIVA Workshop

– To be confirmed


Regional Anaesthesia II Workshop (Paeds) – Dr. Daniel Tapia (USA)/ Dr. Amby Rukewe (Botswana)
1pm to 12 noon Difficult Airway workshop

Dr. Daniel Tapia (USA)

Dr. Patrick Olomu (USA)

Dr. Kingsley Enohumah (UK)


Regional Anaesthesia III Workshop

Peripheral Nerve Blocks Hands-On



22nd November 2017

FCCS Simulation in the Critically Ill Anaesthesia Patient 9am to 4pm

Courses and Workshop Schedule for the 6th All Africa Anaesthesia Congress

DAY 3 Tuesday Nov, 21st 2017

Time Session 1 Auditorium A Session 2 – Basement 1 Session 3 – Basement 2
9am – 11:30am


Symposium – Training And Mentoring In Anaesthesia


1)      Scientific writings relevant to Africa – Prof. Stanley Anyanwu (Nigeria)

2)      How to get your paper published – Prof. Imarengiaye (Nigeria)

3)      Collaborative Partnerships: Advancing The Discipline Of Anaesthesia – Dr. Yemi Olufolabi (USA)

4)      Expanding The Training of Physician Anaesthetists: The Ugandan Experience – Dr. Tony Roche (USA)

Symposium –  Ethics in Research



1) Pan-African IRB- is it needed? – Dr. Fred Bulamba (Uganda)

2) The ASOS experience –Prof. Bruce Biccard (SA)

3) Ethical Issues In International Collaborative Research: The African Perspective.  – Dr. Babatunde Osinaike (Nigeria)

4) Research Vs Audit in developing countries: Is the time right for a paradigm shift – Dr. Ada Ejiofor (UK)


Symposium – Managing Pain In Children



1) Pain management in neonates: What is new? –Prof. Allen Finley (Canada)

2) Challenges of managing acute pain in children –Prof.  Simbo Amanor-Boadu (Nigeria)

3) Managing Neonatal Pain – The African Experience – Dr. O’Brien Kyololo (Kenya)

4) Multimodal preemptive analgesia in paediatrics – Dr Daniel Tapia (USA)

11:30 – 12 noon TEA BREAK Pool Side
12 noon – 2pm OPENING CEREMONY

Keynote Lecture – To be confirmed

2pm – 3pm LUNCH
3pm – 5pm




Sustainable Development Goals-Solutions for Africa

3:00pm-3:20pm1) The Role of WFSA and the SDGs – Dr.  Gonzalo Barreiro (WFSA President)

3:20pm-3:40pm 2) Healthcare Funding In Africa: Which Model Work?-Prof. Akin Osibogun (Nigeria)

3:40pm-4:00pm3) Politics, Policy and Anaesthesia: The Way Forward? –  Prof. Christy Mato(Nigeria)

4:00pm-4:20pm4) Lancet Commission; 2 years on –  Dr. Eric Vreede (UK)

4:20pm-4:40pm 5) Building Anaesthesia Infrastructure In LMIC- Prof. Kelly McQueen (USA)

4:40pm-5:00pm-                QUESTIONS

6 pm Opening Cocktails – Pool Side


DAY 4 Wednesday Nov, 22nd 2017

Time Session 1 – Basement 1 Session 2 – Basement 2 Session 3 – Auditorium
9:00am – 11:30 am Scientific Session- Obstetrics


9:00am – 9:20am – Pain Relief In Labour Is A Human Right: The Way Forward-Dr. Yemi Olufolabi (USA)


9:20am – 9:40am –Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2017: What an Anaesthesiologist needs to know. -Prof. Krzysztof Kuczkowski (USA)


9:40am- 11:10am – Paper Presentations


Obs 001.

Factors Limiting The Provision Of Safe Obstetric Anaesthesia In Low- Income Countries; A Cross-Sectional Survey Of 64 Hospitals In Uganda.

Epiu I, Wabule A Andrew K , Kizza HM,Tindimwebwa JB ,Dubowitz G

Obs 002

Recall of risks information for labour epidural and spinal anesthesia during caesarean section

Enohumah K


OBS 003.

Caesarean Section For Placenta Praevia: A RetrospectiveStudy Of anaesthetic Technique And Foeto-Maternal


Edomwonyi N.P, Imarengiaye C.A., Ochupue C, Osakue J.

OBS 004

Severe Complications Of Spinal Anaesthesia For Caesarean Delivery – A Case Series

Mbadi R, Olang P

OBS 005

Peri-Operative Management Of A Post-Laminectomy Patient With Spinal Bifida Occulta And Implanted Spinal Cord Stimulator For Cesarean Section: Case Report

Suleiman Z.A, Kolawole I.K, Abdulrahman A., Adedapo A.M.

OBS 006

Anesthesia Of Emergency Caesarean At Issaka Gazoby Maternity Of Reference Niamey (Mig)

Boukari Bawa.M, Idi. N, Adamou.K. Magagi.A., Issaka.D.A


11:10 am – 11:30 am– Patient safety in anaesthesia practice; How can I take the lead? Dr. Unyime Ituk (USA)

Critical Care Symposium -New management Approaches


9:00am-9:30am  Sepsis: Challenges In The ICU Care In A Resource-Limited Clime- Dr. Halima Kabara (Nigeria)


9:30am-10:00am  Cost and affordability of critical care in Nigeria: An appraisal – Dr. Arinola Sanusi (Nigeria)


10:00am-10:30am  Paediatric Critical care in resource challenged settings – Dr Chinyere Egbuta (USA)


10:30am-11:30am Questions

Regional Societies Presentation


9:00am-9:30am Anaesthetic Manpower Development: The Ghana Solution Prof. Gladys Amponsah (Ghana)


9:30am-10:00am Anaesthesia in Francophone Africa The Journey So Far And The Way Forward- Prof. Martin Chobli (Benin Republic)


10:00am-10:30am CANECSA: The Journey So Far And The Way Forward- To Be Confirmed (Tanzania)


10:30am-11:00am WACSA- The Journey So Far And The Way Forward-Dr. Niyi Oladapo (Nigeria)



11:30am – 12:00 noon TEA BREAK
12:00pm – 2pm Scientific Session- Paed Anaesthesia – Basement 2

12:00pm- 12:20pm – Lecture –Who should put our children to sleep? – Prof. Ronke Desalu (Nigeria)


12:20pm – 12:50pm – Introduction to OPENPaediatrics – Dr Chinyere Egbuta (USA)


Scientific Session- Hot Topics – Auditorium

12:00pm- 12:20pm – Lecture – Cardiac Anaesthesia in Nigeria – Dr Olumide Udom


12:20pm – 12:40pm – PRO-CON Debate: This House Moves that Designated relatives should be allowed to stay with parturients during labour – Drs. Yemi Olufolabi(USA)/ Ada Ejiofor(UK)


12.40pm-1:00pm: PRO-CON Debate – Suxamethonium should be removed from Anaesthesia drug formulary – Drs. Chima Nnaji (Nig.) / Irene Akhidenoh (Nigeria.)

Scientific Session – Anaesthesia – Basement 1

Innovations And New Frontiers

12:00pm – 12:20pm– Lecture- Experience with a novel Laryngoscope with camera – Dr Judith Cartagena (Chile)

12:20pm – 12: 40pm –Low Resource optimized anaesthesia machines; an Update –Dr. John Sampson (USA)

12:40pm-1:00pm Low flow anaesthesia_ Dr. Paul Zilberman

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Paper Presentations

Paediatric Anaesthesia

PA 001

The Effectiveness Of Oral Ketamine And Oral Midazolam As Sedatives In Paediatric Dental Extractions In Lagos,


Oladokun O , Majekodunmi A, Oyeleke S, Awodesu T1, Adekola O

PA 002

Evaluation of Unanticipated admissions following Paedaiatric Daycase surgery in University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital

Kolawole I.K., Adegboye M.B.,  Abdulrahman A., Uwadiae O.I.

PA 003

Anesthesia For Ambulatory Pediatric Surgery

in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Pilot Study In

Burkina Faso

Kabore R.A.F., Kabré Y., Traoré S.I.S.

 Ki B.K., Bougouma C.T.H.W.,

Traoré I.A., Ouedraogo N.

PA 004

A comparative study of the Induction and Emergence characteristics of Sevoflurane and Halothane in children undergoing herniotomy.

Ikotun O., Majekodunmi A, Desalu I.

PA 005

Paediatric Regional Anaesthesia for

surgical expedition; Our Experience

Fatungase O.M., Nwokoro C.C., Emmanuel E.A., Amosun L.O., Shoyemi R.O. , Kalyan C.Y., Siriparapu C.S.



1:00pm – 2:00pm – Paper Presentations

Airway Management

AY 001.

Management Of A Fenced Airway In A Newborn With An Oral Teratoma In A Low Health Resource Country.

Oyedepo OO, Nasir AA, Ige OA1 Bolaji BO, Kolawole IK.


Availability Of Difficult Airway Trolleys In Nigeria Hospitals.
Adesiyan A., Enohumah K.


Comparative Study Of Upper Lip Bite Test, Modified Mallampati And Other Difficult Airway Predicting Tests In Adult Nigerians.

Dada O.F, Faponle A.F, Adenekan A.T


The Laryngeal Mask Airway In The Management Of The Difficult Paediatric Airway: A Case Report

Edubio M.N,  Etuknwa E.B





1:00pm – 2:00 pm – Paper Presentation – ICU


Post Operative Outcome Of Whipple’s Procedure In A Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Otokwala J.G., Pritish J.K.,  Uday C., Manba, Tony C., Antonisamy, Philip J.


Anaesthetic Dilemma In A Polytrauma Patient In A Private Tertiary Hospital In Sub-Saharan Africa

Okunuga, A.M., Fadiran O., Olusoji, O.O.

ICU 003

Neonatal Resuscitation: The Adaptation Of International Guidelines To The Local Population In A West African Country.

Wright K., Capo-Chichi N.F.E. ,Sodogas F.,Rakatoarisoa T.,Watrous A. ,Wilkes D.,Randall K.,Dormon F.

ICU 004.

Demographic characteristics And Treatment Outcome Of  Patients Managed For Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In The Intensive Care Unit Of A Tertiary Health  Institution In Nigeria.

Rabiu M.B., Eguma S., Jinjiri N.I., Suleiman Z.A.


2pm – 3pm LUNCH
3pm – 5pm 2ND ARS REGIONAL ASSEMBLY – Basement 1 Auditorium

Lifebox and the WFSA session

Working with international organisations: how can we build better partnerships for safer anaesthesia and surgery?
Kris Torgeson – CEO Lifebox





Basement 2



5:00pm – 6:00pm COMMITTEE MEETINGS


DAY 5 Thursday Nov, 23rd 2017.

Time Session 1 – Auditorium Session 2 – Basement 1 Basement 2
9:00am – 11:30 am Scientific Session – Pain


9am – 9:30 am – Lecture – Pain In Palliative Care; Are We On Course? – Prof Olaitan Soyannwo (Nigeria)


9:30am – 11:30am – Paper Presentations- Pain Management

PM 001

Effect Of Addition Of Hyaluronic Acid On Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma For Treatment Of Chronic Knee Joint Osteoarthritis.

Rabi’u M.B.,Chabiya B., Suleiman Z.A., Aliyu D.A.

PM 002

Evaluation Of Acute Pain Management In Ambulatory Herniorrhaphy During Free Surgical Outreach In Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria.

Otu E, Eyo E, Nsese U

PM 003

Effectiveness Of Trigger Points Injections In The Treatment Of Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

Rabiu M.B., Afeez A.,Suleiman Z.A.


Incidence And Associated Factors Of Persistent Postoperative Incision Scar Pain Following Caesarean Section In Mulago National Referral Hospital.

Ochieng JP,Kintu A, Kwizera A, Namagembe I.

PM 005

Metastatic Bone Pain In Cancer Of The Prostate: Effects Of Zoledronic Acid

Akinwale M.O., Soyannwo O.A., Olapade-Olaopa E.O., Aikomo O

PM 006

Single Intra-Articular Analgesic Cocktail For Immediate Postoperative Pain Management Following Total Knee Replacement In A Teaching Hospital.

Olonisakin R.P.


The Use Of Infusion Paracetamol In The Multimodal Management Of Post Myomectomy Pain In A Nigerian Hospital:  A Randomised Control Study

Okojie N.Q., Edomwonyi N.P., Imarengiaye C.O., Ochukpue C.O.

PM 008.

Trends In Opioids Consumption In University Of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Over 16 Years

Kolawole IK, Olarewaju LM, Suleiman ZA, Afolabi RM, Alege AO

PM 009

Comparison Of Analgesic Efficacy And Patients’ Satisfaction Between Patients Controlled Analgesia And Intermittent Analgesia After Major Surgeries

Salisu, I., Mohammed A.D. Atiku M., Elegbe E.O.

Scientific Session – Blood Transfusion Practices


9:00am – 9:20 am – Lecture- Perioperative Blood Transfusions- Challenges of African Anaesthetists – Prof Fola Faponle (Nigeria)


9:20am – 11:30am – Paper Presentations – General Topics

GA 001

Assessment Of Emergency Care Delays

Kabore F.

GA 002  

Effectiveness Of Preoperative Anaesthesia Assessment In A Multispecialty Hospital In Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ige O.A., Oyedepo O.O., Kolawole I.K., Bolaji B.O., Enaworu I.I., Ojo O.M.

GA 003.      

The Effect Of Dexmedetomidine On Haemodynamic Responses To Extubation In Craniotomy Patients

Akonoghrere U.O., Faponle A.F., Komolafe E.O.

GA 004.

Safety In Laparoscopic Surgery

Okello M  , Kiptoon D ,Olaly- Nyakundi E

GA 005 

Evaluation Of Relevance And Cost Of Supplementary Tests Prescribed By Surgeons

Kabore F


Prophylactic Low Dose Ketamine For Prevention Of Post Spinal Shivering: A Randomised Control Trial

Rabi’u M.B., Suleiman Z.A., Roni Y.

GA 007

The Association Of Anaesthetists Of Great Britain And Ireland Uganda Fellowship Scheme: Changing Anaesthesia In Uganda
Hewitt-Smith A.,  Bulamba F.,  Ttendo S., Pappenheim K., Walker I.A.   SmithA.F


Francophone Session

Topics to be confirmed


Chairman – Prof. Martin Chobli (Cotonou)


Dr. Philippe Mavoungou (Congo)

Prof. Fidele Binam Ngonjom (Cameroon)

Dr Baoua Mahamadou (Niger)

Dr. Bawa M. Boukari (Niger)

Dr Paul Zilberman (Israel)

Dr. Bisola Onajin –Obembe (Nigeria)

11:30 – 12 noon TEA BREAK  
12 – 2pm Symposium-Patient Safety: Concerns And Way Forward – Basement 1


12:00pm- 12:20pm – Lecture – Sign Up To Safety/Nigeria

(SU2S/Nigeria): Practical Patient Solutions

– Dr. Sunny Isemede(UK)


12:20pm – 12:40pm – Safety and Quality Improvement In IV Anaesthesia – Prof. Quirino Piacevoli (Italy)


12:40pm – 1:00pm – Medication Issues In Anaesthesia: An Appraisal of Ketamine Vs Pentazocine- Dr. Israel K. Kolawole (Nigeria)


1:00pm – 2:00pm – Paper Presentations –  Safety Issues


SF 001

The Surgical Safety Checklist; Are we compliant? – Experience from a Nigerian Tertiary Institution

Rotimi M.K, Ifezue U.C, Bankole O.B, Desalu I.

SF 002

Country-Wide Implementation Of The World Health Organisation Surgical Safety Checklist In The Republic Of Benin.

Wright K., Capo-Chichi N.F.E., Sodogas F., Nicholson M., Harvey-Kelly K., Herbert A., Close K., Tay J., Randall K., White M.

SF 003

Assessment Of The Practice Of Antibioprophylaxis In Surgery At The Charles De Gaulle Pediatric Teaching Hospital In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Ki K.B, Kabré Y.,Bougouma C.T.H.W.,Traoré I.A., Barro S.D., Nazinigouba O.

SF 004

Single Shot Spinal For Cervical Cerclage: Is Early Mobilization A Risk Factor For Postdural Puncture Headache?

Otokwala J.G., Obasuyi B.I.




WFSA Session- Anaesthesia Delivery Capacity for Africa – Auditorium


12:00pm- 12:30pm Africa And The Global Anaesthesia Workforce Crisis– Dr. Wayne Morris

12:30pm – 1:00pm Anaesthesia Equipment For Africa – Challenges And Prospects- Dr. Philippe Mavoungou


1:00pm-1:30pm Training Leaders And Teachers For The African Region-Dr. Miodrag Milenovic


1:30pm-2:00pm Driving Change- The Role Of National Anaesthesiology Societies- Julian Gore-Booth


2:00pm – 3:00pm LUNCH
3:00pm – 4:00pm Paper presentation  – Regional Anaesthesia/ Solutions for Africa (Basement 1)

REG 001

Recovery Profile Of Low Doses Of Hyperbaric Bupivacaine For Spinal Anaesthesia In Day Case Gynaecological Procedures

Nweze O.U., Ebirim L.N., Alagbe-Briggs O.T.

REG 002

Single shot Spinal for in vitro fertilization (IVF) related procedures using 1ml of plain bupivacaine (0.5%) and 25µg fentanyl

Otokwala J.G., Onwudiwe E.N., Obasuyi B.I.

SA 001

The Oxygen Plant Business Model In Rift Valley Level 5 Hospital As A Solution For Africa

Muiru C.N.

SA 002

Anaesthesia Training Solution For Africa: The Lagos State (Nigeria) Strategy

Oladapo N.N.




3:00pm-3:15pm The Nairobi Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowships – Making The Difference-Dr. Mark Gacii3:15pm-3:30pm Overview Of The SAFE Programme – Aaliya Ahmed3:30pm-3:45pm SAFE in West Africa-where to from here? Dr. Bertille Ki3:45pm-4:00pm WFSA ICU Fellowship In Vellore-Improving Subspecialty Knowledge And Skills -Dr. Job Otokwala (Nigeria)
Basement 2
4:00pm – 5:00pm Paper Presentation
5:00pm – 5:30pm CLOSING