Forged on the Continent: SHARE and Plastic Surgery Training in Africa Sat, Oct 28 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT

Join this special session to learn more about The PSF’s new Surgeons in Humanitarian Alliance for Reconstructive, Research and Education (SHARE) initiative – and how ASPS members are collaborating with surgeons in sub-Saharan Africa to enhance clinical education and research capabilities. The session will feature leaders in the Global Health arena who will discuss the program’s unique approach to improving care and surgical capacity in regions with limited numbers of plastic surgeons but a high incidence of conditions requiring plastic surgical care. The SHARE program is tailored to local learners and their environment through three core components: Global Learners, Global Educators and Global Researchers – and is comprised of teams of plastic surgeons, residents and medical students working together as mentors, peers and subject matter experts for a series of truly amazing case presentations, literature reviews and idea exchanges to raise the standard of plastic surgical care worldwide. Learn more at SHARE.

Following participation in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize the dual training models for plastic surgeons in Africa - University model and the COSECSA program.
  2. Discuss the impact of the SHARE program on increasing plastic surgery capacity in low-income and underserved countries.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Programming, faculty and schedule are subject to change.

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