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Paediatric surgery at Wits: embracing the new millennium

When: Thursday, 18 July 2019 - Thursday, 18 July 2019
Where: Parktown Health Sciences Campus
Marie Curie Lecture Theatre, Medical School
Start time:18:00

Rechelle Tsunke on 011 717-1193 /

Professor Jerome Loveland from the School of Clinical Science presents his inaugural lecture.

The Department of Paediatric Surgery has made a significant contribution to the development of paediatric surgery in South Africa, this through the development and training of numerous paediatric surgeons who have made their mark both nationally and throughout the world. The Department at Wits has become a major focus of teaching and training for South African paediatric surgeons, as well as for international trainees from both Africa and abroad. More recently, the Department has focused on enhancing its clinical research outputs, as well as developing specific clinical sub-specialties within paediatric surgery. This lecture traces the Wits Paediatric Surgery's origins from the infancy of surgery in Johannesburg in the 1880s, to a unit with a now well-established clinical and research reputation both within South Africa and abroad.

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