The focus of the workshops is to allow 10 delegates to receive hands on surgical training on repairs to vaginal fistulas. The workshop is open to all international delegates with a preference for trainees and residents and those working in developing and resource-constrained countries. A full multi-disciplinary team (fluent in English) will teach various surgical techniques on local patients. Note all workshop lectures and material will be in English.
There are two possible funding avenues towards this course;
Option 1: Full contribution. Only available to delegates from those countries listed on appendixes list relating to the poorest countries according to the World Bank. ICS will cover flight costs up to $600 as well as course fees and accommodation. There are only 5 full contribution positions available. Open to ICS members and non-members.
Option 2: No contribution. Should you not fit into the above category you are required to pay the full course fees of $2500 plus cover own flights. Open to ICS members and non-members.
The course fees include:
• Pickup/return from airport
• Transfers from hotel to course venue
• Breakfast in hotel/lunch at course venue and three evening meals
• Accommodation for 3 nights*
*Extra nights and any special requirements will need to be covered by the candidates.
Note visa requirements and costs are to be arranged by the candidates. Letters of invitation can be requested from the ICS and the local organisers.
Applicants are requested to complete an application form and return to the ICS office along with their CV and a letter of status confirmation. All applications are then reviewed by a committee. The deadline for applications is Friday 1st March 2013.
All candidates will be contacted with results Monday 18th March 2013.
Please click here to download the application form; Fistula Workshop 2013 Application Form
The ICS active encourages applicants who are allied health professionals, members in training and those from less economically developed countries. To see if your country is listed as World Bank economically developed country, please click here to view the most recent version of the listing.
Further details of the programme will be available shortly. If you wish to receive a copy of the programme information, once it becomes available, please contact Jenny@icsoffice.org to register