Pre-Conference: 24th - 25th April 2023
Conference: 26th - 28th April 2023

Theme: "Innovations in Surgical Service Delivery"

International and global! That is my view of the 23rd Scientific conference.
Not only did we receive a record number of papers and speakers from outside the country, our pre conference workshops have drawn international and local attendance in equal measure. If you do not find fodder in the eclectic list of workshops under the ICIGS pre-conference, you will definitely have fun discussing quality in surgery in the other pre conference module. The scientific program itself boasts of richness and depth by virtue of mix and scientific rigour of the works presented.

The values of diversity, equity and inclusion have not been lost on us in preparing this program. To that end, we have speakers not only from all the corners of Africa but from 4 continents. That is not all, we have 39% of the conference presentations, 40% of keynote lectures and 40% of updates in surgery series presented by women and this is a great move in our efforts as a society to encourage diversity within our rank and file.

As a global surgery enthusiast, I am excited to see global surgery as a discipline take lead in the number of original articles presented, sharing that podium with general surgery. As usual, the Society’s official journal has a 2-hour breakout workshop that will create the perfect arena for the new entrants into the game that is biomedical research. Colleagues, the conference is never complete without us heading the words of Porter Gale: “Your Network is Your Networth”. Let us each take a moment to network with colleagues and industry players even as we consume the scientific content.

It is my hope that you will enjoy the conference and develop linkages to carry home with you.
Welcome all. Karibuni!

Dr Stanley Aruyaru, MD FACS
Chair, Scientific Committee

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Sarova Whitesands Hotel and Conference Center
Mombasa, Kenya
24th-28th April 2023
Phone: 0715 260499

2023 SSK Annual Scientific Conference

Discipline. Skill. Know how. Service.

The Surgical Society of Kenya is a nationwide organization that seeks to bring together surgeons of all skill levels into a united community that is dedicated to improving the practice of surgery in Kenya, to giving its members valuable benefits and opportunities that support their professional lives, and, to giving surgeons a voice in the policy making process that affect surgical health care.

Come join us for the 23rd Annual Scientific Conference to be held from 24th – 28th April 2023.

Pre-conference: 24th-25th April 2023. This will be the 2nd International Congress on Innovations in Global Surgery (ICIGS)
Main Conference: 26th-28th April 2023

2nd International Congress on Innovation for Global Surgery (ICIGS)


It is with great pleasure that we welcome you all to the International Congress on Innovations in Global Surgery, being held for the very first time in Africa. This conference brings to you various innovations like Wide Awake Local Anesthesia (WALANT) and Gas Insufflation Less Laparoscopic Surgery (GILLS) among several others which have proven to be frugal solutions towards problems faced by LMICs

Date: 24th-25th April 2023
Venue: Sarova Whitesands Resort – Mombasa, Kenya


ICIGS Workshop 1: VRIMS

VRIMS: Virtual Reality in Medicine and Surgery

The VRiMS team will be hosting a 360video VR restreaming event of WHO Global Burden of Disease procedures that include stabilisation of the trauma patient, essential abdominal surgery and emergencies, orthopaedic and head trauma and plastic surgery procedures. They will also be hosting a live streaming event featuring urological simulation procedures with the laptop cystoscope.

Five rural urology surgeons will be invited to this event and VRiMS team will be donating these laptop cystoscopes for the surgeons in their rural clinical practice. A further 10 residents will be invited to observe the urology live streaming event. The restream event will also cater for an additional 20 residents and trainees who will receive a free headset in which their mobile phone can be placed and used as a virtual reality headset.

ICIGS Workshop 2: WALANT

WALANT: Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet surgery

ICIGS Workshop 3: Lap cystoscopy

Lap cystoscopy

ICIGS Workshop 4: Technology Innovation for Laparoscopic Surgery

Technology Innovation for Laparoscopic Surgery

ICIGS Workshop 5: Flexible endoscopy

Flexible endoscopy

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