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Call for Abstracts

You are invited to submit your abstract for the upcoming 22nd COSECSA Scientific Conference under the theme "Timely Response to Current and Emerging Surgical Challenges on the Continent"
Deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 28th October 2022

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COSECSA Scientific Conference

"Timely Response to Current and Emerging Surgical Challenges on the Continent"
Dates: 8th to 9th December, 2022

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Save the Dates

December 2022 Events in Namibia
December 3rd-4th : Council meetings
December 5th-6th : FCS Clinical/Viva Exams
December 7th : AGM/Graduation Ceremony
December 8th-9th: Scientific Conference

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2022 Exam Dates

1. MCS & FCS Part I (Written) exams: 7th September, Wednesday.

2. MCS Part II (OSCE) exams: 17th and 18th November - Thursday and Friday

3. All FCS Part II (Clinical/Oral) exams: 5th and 6th of December - Monday and Tuesday

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What we do at COSECSA

COSECSA is the largest Surgical Training Institution in Sub-Saharan Africa. We deliver a common Surgical Training programme with a Common Examination and an Internationally recognized Surgical Qualification. Admission to the College is open to all registered medical practitioners who comply with the professional requirements for Admission.

A certificate of competence in surgery at General Medical Officer Grade (2 years training). The membership examination is designed to assess understanding of the basic principles of surgery and a broad knowledge of surgery in general. Trainees register to work in institutions accredited by COSECSA and attend compulsory courses.
A specialty qualification in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Paediatric Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery (all 5 years training), Neurosurgery (6 years training) and a sub-specialty qualification in Orthopaedic Surgery (Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery – 2 Years).

Message from the President

As a surgeon you need to have a controlled arrogance. If it's uncontrolled, you can cause harm to patients, but you have to be pretty arrogant to open a person's chest, take out their heart and believe you can fix it. Then, when you succeed and the patient survives, you pray, because it's only by the grace of God that you get there.

Prof. Godfrey Ignatius Muguti MS(Syd) FCS(ECSA) FRCS(Edin) Hon.FRCS(Eng)



The College currently operates in 14 countries in the Sub-Saharan region: Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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