Paediatric craniofacial cleft fellowship program
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Wed, 2018-03-28 12:37

DEPARTMENT UNVEILS PAEDIATRIC CRANIOFACIAL CLEFT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM AND

SPONSORS HANDS- ON TRAINING IN HEAD AND NECK MICROVASCULAR SURGERY IN A WEEK FULL OF ACTIVITIES

The department witnessed a flurry of activities in the pre-Easter holiday week that witnessed the unveiling of the proposed fellowship in paediatric craniofacial clefts (PCFC) and a hands-on training in head and neck Microvascular surgery.

The unveiling of the PCFC fellowship took place during the 6th Pan African Association of cleft lips (PAACLIP) conference held at the Nairobi hospital convention center while the head and neck Microvascular surgery training was held at the Nairobi Surgical Skills Center (NSSC) at the Chiromo campus on 28th and 29th March, 2018.

In addition to the above activities, members of the department joined the rest of the School of Dental Sciences staff at the launch of the University of Nairobi AlumniSchool of Dental Sciences chapter that was held on the evening of the 28th March, 2018 at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi.

PAEDIATRIC CRANIOFACIAL CLEFT FELLOWSHIP (PCFC)

This proposed program which was unveiled to the participants of the PAACLIP conference will be hosted by the University of Nairobi department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral pathology and oral medicine in partnership with the Gertrude’s Children Hospital and the Smile Train.

The development of the curriculum is complete and has already been approved by the departmental academic board and the stakeholders and now awaits the approval by the school board and the college academic board before being forwarded to the University of Nairobi Senate for approval of the final document.

Dr. Tom Osundwa a senior lecturer in the department is the coordinator of the PCFC fellowship program and the department plans to have the first intake in September this year (2018).

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Tue, 2019-04-30 12:37