Transformational Dialogues Events

Transformational Dialogues Online Series

The Transformational Dialogues group is holding a series of events on the key issues of neocolonialism in global surgery. Please see below for recordings of previous events. Details of upcoming events will be posted here. If you have ideas for future Transformational Dialogue sessions, please get in touch with Thank you.

Event: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Training for LMIC Surgery and Anesthesia Clinicians 

Chaired by Dr. Ambereen Sleemi, this event fostered a discussion to identify – and seek to find strategies to address – the main barriers for LMIC based perioperative clinicians in accessing training opportunities. Speakers featured Dr. Sedera Arimino, Professor Abebe Bekele, Dr. Carolina Haylock-Loor, Professor Salome Maswime, Dr. Percy Rossell Perry, and Dr. Omolara Modupe Williams.

Event: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Research for LMIC Surgery and Anesthesia Clinicians 

Chaired by Professor Kokila Lakhoo, this event discussed the main barriers to research for LMIC based academic perioperative clinicians, and the strategies best suited to addressing and reducing them. Speakers featured Dr. Fabio Botelho, Dr. Kathryn Chu, Dr. Rodrigo Lopez, Professor Nobhojit Roy, Dr. Lubna Samad, and Dr. Justina Seyi-olajide

Event: Transformational Dialogues Towards Decolonizing Global Surgery

In November 2020, we held our first online discussion with members of the global surgery community to meet, discuss, and share experiences on the key contemporary issues of neo-colonialism in global surgery, and actionable goals that can be taken to address this. Chaired by Professor Ameh, with Dr. Juan Cuéllar, Desmond Jumbam,  Professor Nobhojit Roy, Dr. Justina Seyi-Olajide, and Dr. Omolara Modupe Williams.


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