Welcome to El-Obeid SAS 43rd Conference
In the name of the Sudanese Association of Surgeons, I would like to welcome you all to our 43rd local conference (SAS 2017 – 2018 midterm) which will be hosted in the Northern Kordofan State, El-Obeid City in the period of March 22nd – 24th 2018.
El-Obeid is a special city in our beloved country Sudan, one of the many reasons why our conference will be as special as its theme “TOWARDS SAFE SURGICAL PRACTICE”. We in SAS believe that in order to reach that goal in a scientific, structured and practical way, our current status should be acknowledged and publicized which is why we have distributed a questionnaire covering all aspects of surgical practice (ER, operating room, surgical ICU…etc) to the 18 different states of our beloved country, covering the capital of each state’s main hospital and its tributaries, the results of which will be presented on the first day of the conference.
On the second day our surgeons will outline the pillars and steps for the forward journey which we believe will not be an easy one but with ambition, dedication, hard work, knowledge and scarification Sudanese surgeons are known for, we will undeniably reach.
We also believe that we should unify in this noble job and that we are partners in sharing the responsibilities which is why we were keen to invite all the states’ Ministers of Health along with the Federal Minister of Health to attend our humble ceremony.
Besides, El-Obeid, the Bride of Sands, is a very famous city with much historical and cultural heritage to be discovered and largely appreciated.
We hope to see you there.
Mr. Alaaeldin Awad Nogoud
Secretary General – SAS
Head of Organizing Committee