On the 18, January, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone, led by MoH Austin Demby, convened a crucial meeting with health development partners to seek support and discuss plans for Sierra Leone’s hosting of the 64th Annual Conference and Scientific Meeting of the West Africa College of Surgeons (WACS). The prestigious event is scheduled to take place from the 3rd to the 7th of March 2024, attracting around 700 surgeons from across the globe.
Sierra Leone has been selected to host this significant medical conference for the sixth time, with the last event being successfully held in 2008. The meeting, chaired by MoH Austin Demby, Dr. Jalikatu Mustapha, and Dr. M.S. Kabba, focused on garnering support from health development partners to ensure the success of the conference and to discuss strategic plans for the upcoming gathering.
The 64th Annual Conference and Scientific Meeting of W/Africa College of Surgeons will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and advancements in the field of surgery. Surgeons from diverse backgrounds and expertise will convene in Sierra Leone to discuss the latest research, innovations, and best practices in surgical care.
The event is expected to attract renowned surgeons, researchers, and healthcare professionals, creating a conducive environment for networking and fostering international partnerships. Hosting such a prestigious gathering will not only spotlight Sierra Leone on the global medical map but will also contribute to the country’s efforts in advancing healthcare and medical education.
MoH Austin Demby, along with his dedicated team, is determined to surpass the success of previous conferences held in Sierra Leone. With a commitment to excellence, the organizers aim to provide a memorable experience for participants, ensuring a seamless exchange of knowledge and ideas throughout the event.
Sierra Leone’s rich history of hosting the W/Africa College of Surgeons conferences underscores the nation’s capability to organize and execute such significant medical events. The Ministry of Health and Sanitation expresses gratitude to the health development partners for their continued support and collaboration in making this event a reality.
As the preparations for the 64th Annual Conference and Scientific Meeting of W/Africa College of Surgeons gain momentum, Sierra Leone eagerly anticipates welcoming the global medical community to an enriching and successful gathering in March 2024.