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9th PAPSA Biannual Conference

Scientific Programme



Sunday 18 March

14h00 – 15h30

Saaps Exco Meeting – The Pavilion

16h00 – 17h30

Papsa Exco Meeting – The Pavilion

18h00 – 20h00

Welcome Function – The Pavilion Exhibition Area


Monday 19 March

*Parallel Session




07h00 – 08h00

Wofaps Exco Breakfast – Commodore Hotel


08h15 – 08h30

Official Opening – Max Price, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town

Alastair Millar

08h30 – 10h30

Trauma Symposium(20 minutes each)

Sid Cywes & Sebastian van As


Paediatric trauma in perspective – Sebastian van As (South Africa)


Head injuries: Current concepts of management – Anthony Figaji (South Africa)


Blunt abdominal injuries: An approach – Angus Alexander (South Africa)


Chest injuries – Daan Den Hollander (Holland)



Orthopaedic injuries: Elbow and femur – Stuart Dix-Peek (South Africa)


Burns: Principles of modern burn wound care – Heinz Rode (South Africa)

10h30 – 11h00



11h00 – 11h30

Heinz Rode paps a Lecture: Surgical safety: Checklists and beyond

Richard Azizkhan (USA)

President of the World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons [WOFAPS]

Essam Elhalaby & Afua Hesse

11h30 – 12h30

Free Papers: Trauma (10 minutes each)


Patterns of paediatric injury in South Africa: An analysis of hospital data between 1997 – 2006 – Hadley Katharine Herbert (usa )


Gunshots treated at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town 1991 – 2010 – Sebastian van As (South Africa)


Sexual assault at Red Cross Children’s Hospital – Angus Alexander (South Africa)


Aspirated foreign bodies: Lessons learnt from a case series of Bronchoscopic foreign body retrievals

Dirk von Delft (South Africa)


Outcomes of paediatric burn patients in Central Malawi – Michelle Kiser (USA)


Perineal trauma in children: A standardised management approach – Essam Elhalaby (Egypt)

12h30 – 13h30


12h45 – 13h30

Lunch & Meet the Experts: Antenatal ultrasound diagnosis – uses and abuses – Kokila Lakhoo (UK),

Hiroaki Kitagawa (Japan), Shannon Morris (South Africa) & Karen Fieggen(South Africa)


Poster RoundTony Lander (United Kingdom)

13h30 – 14h00

Plenary Lecture: Embryology of the diaphragm – Dietrich Kluth (Germany)

14h00 – 15h00

Free Papers (8 minutes each)

Sam Moore & Ashish Minocha


Comparison of morbidity in hospital and mortality in HIV infected and uninfected children after surgery

Jonathan Karpelowsky (Australia)


HIV-exposure predisposes to increased post-operative sepsis in infants with nec – Marion Arnold (South Africa)


Paediatric surgical manifestations of cytomegalovirus (cmv ) infection – Marion Arnold (South Africa)


Necrotising enterocolitis in infants undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease: a systematic review

Neha Pathak (United Kingdom)


Intestinal perforation in the first week of life – a single centre experience in Sub-Saharan Africa- Rainer Kubiak (Germany)


The role of antenatal placental infections in Necrotising Enterocolitis (nec ) – a pilot study- Sam Moore (South Africa)


The algorithm of diagnostics and the experience of treatment of septic arthritis in newborns- Gennadiy Khanes (Ukraine)

15h00 – 15h30





15h30 – 17h00

Vascular Malformations – Richard Azizkhan (USA), Komala Pillay (South Africa), Sharon Cox (South Africa), Alaa Hamza (Egypt)

Richard Azizkhan & Alaa Hamza

17h15 – 18h15

WOFAPS Executive Committee Meeting




Tuesday 20 March



*08h30 – 09h00


Ontogeny and phylogeny of the lung – Josè Boix-Ochoa

Jose Roberto Baratella & David


09h00 – 09h30

Plenary lecture: Bronchopulmonary malformations and upper airway obstruction – Dick Tibboel (Netherlands)

09h30 – 10h30

Free Papers (10 minutes each)


Management of 19 cases of congenital tracheal stenosis 1983 – 2011 – Peter Beale (South Africa)


Intravenous paracetamol reduces morphine requirements in neonates and young infants undergoing major

non-cardiac surgery; results of a randomized controlled trial – Monique van Dijk (Netherlands)


Day surgery for premature infants – when should we be doing it? – Ngozi Nwokoma (United Kingdom)


Changing trend in the management of omphalocoeles in Nigerian children – three decades interval

Taiwo A. Lawal (Nigeria)


Sutureless closure of uncomplicated gastroschisis – Niyi Ade-Ajayi (United Kingdom)


Neurological sequelae and nec in multiple pregnancies: is there any correlation? – Ernesto Leva (Italy)

10h30 – 11h00



11h00 – 11h30


Ethics of innovation in surgery – Daniel Sidler (South Africa)

Daniel Sidler & Peter Beale

11h30 – 12h00

Free Papers (15, 5 & 10 minutes)


The outcome of oesophageal atresia repair in an African centre – Peter Beale (South Africa)


Intramural botox injection in long-gap esophageal atresia in three newborns – Thomas Boemers (Germany)


Balloon dilatation of anastomotic strictures secondary to surgical repair of oesophageal atresia: a systematic review

Antonia Timmis (United Kingdom)

12h00 – 12h30


Long-term follow-up after neonatal repair of oesophageal atresia – Risto Rintala, (Finland )

12h30 – 13h30


12h45 – 13h30

Meet the Experts: Conducting research – Dick Tibboel (Netherlands)


Poster Round –Tony Lander (United Kingdom)



*Parallel Session


13h30 – 13h50


Variant Hirschsprung’s Disease – Prem Puri (Ireland)


Marc Levitt & Sameh Shehata

13h50 – 15h30

Free Papers (8 minutes each)


The accuracy of Barium Enema in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung’s disease – Sameh Shehata (Egypt)


One-stage transanal pull-through – our experience with the procedure in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,

Kumasi, Ghana – Boateng Nimako (Ghana)


Primary transanal pull-through for Hirschsprung’s Disease – Corne de Vos (South Africa)


Determination of the transition zone by transumbilical, laparoscopically assisted intestinal mapping in Hirschsprung Disease – Gaston de Bernardis (Switzerland)


Re-operations of children with Hirschsprung’s Disease – Roumanatou Bankolé Sanni (Ivory Coast)


Redo surgery for Hirschsprung’s Disease – Essam Elhalaby (Egypt)


Long-term follow-up for Hirschsprung’s Disease – Risto Rintala (Finland) 20 minutes


The indication and outcome of stoma surgery in an African setting – Johnstone Kayandabila (United Kingdom)


ARM: permanent stoma versus perineal stoma – Yona Ringo (United Kingdom)


Bowel management protocols after repair of anorectal malformation: is it all so easy? – Ernesto Leva, Antonio di Cesare (Italy)

15h30 – 16h00


16h00 – 16h30

J.H. Louw Lecture: Paediatric MIS – Current state and future directions – Gordon A MacKinlay (United Kingdom)

President of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons [BAPS]

Alastair Millar

16h30 – 17h30

Free Papers (10 minutes each)

Alp Numanoglu & Niyi Ade-Ajayi


Minimally invasive surgery for ovarian cysts in children: transumbilical versus laparoscopic approach – Amel Hashish (Egypt)


Our early experiences with SILS procedures in forty children – Vladimir Cingel (Slovakia)


Experience with single incision paediatric endosurgical Nissen fundoplication – Martin van Niekerk (South Africa)


Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: our experience – Valentina Pastore (Italy)


Retroperitoneoscopy – safe and useful tool for pediatric disorders of upper urinary tract – Zoran Bahtijarevic (Croatia)


Antigrade balloon dilatation in laparoscopic assisted anorectoplasty

Ihab Taha (Malaysia)


Parallel Session: Oncology

16h35 – 16h55


Management of paediatric cancer in an African setting – Larry Hadley (South Africa)

Eric Borgstein & Larry Hadley

16h55 – 17h30

Free Papers (8 minutes each)


Wilms tumour in Malawi: The hidden differential diagnosis – Eric Borgstein (Malawi)


Pancreatic Neoplasia in Children – Zakaria Habib (Kingdom Saudi Arabia)


Outcomes of Wilms Tumour: A Single Centre Experience since 2000 – Stewart Cleeve (United Kingdom)


Management of malignant chest wall tumors in children – Ihab Taha (Malaysia)

17h30 – 18h00

PAPSA AGM – The Pavilion Boardroom

18h00 – 18h30

SAAPS AGM – The Pavilion Boardroom


CELEBRATION EVENING – Jonkershuis Restaurant, Groot Constantia





Tuesday 20 March

*Parallel Session




08h30 – 09h00


Vesicoureteral reflux: Past, present and future – Prem Puri (Ireland)

Hiroaki Kitagawa & Rinus Wiersma

09h00 – 10h00

Free Papers Urology: (10 minutes each)


Management of disorders of sex development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Our experience from specialised consultations in Yaounde – Mouafo Tambo Faustin Félicien (Cameroon)


Banana-split Clitoroplasty & feminising genitoplasty in disorders of sex differentiation in children – Ihab Taha (Malaysia)


Local experience with Scrotal approach Orchidopexy for palpable undescended testis – Safwat Andrawes (Kenya)


Laparoscopic traction for the abdominal testis; refinement of the technique – Sameh Shehata (Egypt)


Coexisting ureteropelvic junction obstruction and vesico-ureteral reflux – our experience – Valentina Pastore (Italy)


Paediatric Urolithiasis: Experience at a tertiary care centre – Aneesh Srivastava (India)

10h00 – 10h30


Bladder augmentation and continent urinary diversion: Indications, technique and surgical complications – Andrew Pinter

10h30 – 11h00



11h00 – 11h30

Hypospadias – Amid Hadidi (Germany)

Ahmed Hadidi & John Lazarus

11h30 – 12h10

Free Papers (10 minutes each)


The ‘Cologne pouch’ for continent urinary diversion in children with bladder exstrophy – a novel technique

Thomas Boemers (Germany)


Buccal mucosal graft a viable option for two stage perineoscrotal hypospadias repair – Aneesh Srivastava (India)


Evaluation of different techniques in repair of urethrocutaneous fistula after hypospadias repair

Aneesh Srivastava (India)


Paediatric and adolescent renal transplantion: Single centre experience of 20-years – Aneesh Srivastava (India)

12h10 – 12h30

Medical management of neurogenic bladder – Shumyle Alam (USA)


Wednesday 21 March




08h30 – 09h00


Management of short bowel syndrome – David Sigalet (Canada)

Colin Lazarus & David Sigalet

09h00 – 10h00

Free Papers (10 minutes each)


Case report series of patients receiving soy, mct , olive oil, fish oil lipid emulsion (SMOF) – Bernadette Saayman (South Africa)


Do we need imaging to diagnose appendicitis in children? – Ernesto Leva (Italy)


The percutaneous aspiration, injection and re-aspiration (PAIR) procedure for intra-abdominal Hydatid disease:

Time and cost saving minimal access alternative to open surgery in the treatment of intra-hepatic ecchinococcus

granulososus cysts – Carla van Rensburg (South Africa)


Main surgical emergencies of the Hydatide disease of the child – Zineddine Soualili (Algeria)


Problems related to CMV infection and Biliary Atresia – Caroline Zabiegaj-Zwick (South Africa)


Renovascular hypertension – Angus Alexander (South Africa)

10h00 – 10h30



10h30 – 11h00


A visiting paediatric surgeon in Northern Tanzania – David Drake (United Kingdom)

Dan Poenaru, Emmanuel Ameh

& Petronilla Ngiloi

11h00 – 12h00

Free Papers (10 minutes each)


Global Health Partnerships: The value of long-term commitment – Kokila Lakhoo (United Kingdom)


The Global Paediatric Surgery Network (GPSN):

A means of uniting humanitarian efforts worldwide – Marilyn Butler (USA)


Developing a collaboration to improve pediatric surgical care in Mozambique – Atanasio Taela (Mozambique)


Evaluation of clinical research reporting in African Journal of Paediatric Surgery – Abdulrasheed Nasir (Nigeria)


Burden of surgically correctable disabilities among children in the Dadaab refugee camp – Dan Poenaru (Kenya)


Burden of Congenital disease in Kenya: A population-based study – Dan Poenaru (Kenya)

12h00 – 12h15

Conference Closure