Transformational Dialogues Events

Transformational Dialogues Webinar Series

The Transformational Dialogues group is holding a series of events on the key issues of neocolonialism in global surgery. Please see below for upcoming events and how to register and recordings of past events. If you would like more information on upcoming Transformational Dialogues events, or have ideas for future sessions, please get in touch with Thank you.

UPCOMING Event: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Training for LMIC Surgery and Anesthesia Clinicians Thursday 27 May 15:00-16:30 GMT

Chaired by Dr. Ambereen Sleemi, this event will foster a discussion to identify – and seek to find strategies to address – the main barriers for LMIC based perioperative clinicians in accessing training opportunities.

This session will have English, French, and Spanish interpretation. EVENT PAGE HERE. 


Chair: Dr. Ambereen Sleemi, International Medical Response, USA

Dr. Sedera Arimino, Vakinankaratra Hospital, Madagascar
Professor Abebe Bekele, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda
Dr. Carolina Haylock-Loor, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Professor Salome Maswime, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr. Percy Rossell Perry, Edgardo Rebagliatti Martins Hospital, Peru
Dr. Omolara Modupe Williams, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Nigeria.

Event: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Research for LMIC Surgery and Anesthesia Clinicians – Tuesday 20 April 15:00-16:30 GMT

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. Watch recording of the event here.

Event Speakers

Chair: Professor Kokila Lakhoo

Dr. Fabio Botelho

Dr. Kathryn Chu

Dr. Rodrigo Lopez

Dr. Ankit Raj

Dr. Lubna Samad

Dr. Justina Seyi-olajide


Previous Events

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. Watch the recording below.



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