4 - 6 November 2022
Cape Town South Africa
Inaugural Meeting – November 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
Airway management is an ubiquitous theme across a diverse range of medical specialities, required by patients at all levels of facilities, and practiced throughout the health system from prehospital until palliative care. While the focus and priorities of specific practitioners may be divergent, we are far more united by our similarities and intention to improve patient outcomes than we are divided by our differences. In Africa, we understand the strength in diversity and the importance of communities, providing care together, and lifting as we rise. In this spirit, we invite you to join us in the Mother City for the inaugural African Airways Symposium, and to help plant the seed of future collaboration on the continent.
Hosted at the historic Groote Schuur Hospital – home of the world’s first heart transplant – in collaboration with the University of Cape Town, OpenAirway, and industry supporters, the Symposium features multidisciplinary plenaries, interactive case discussions spanning an axis through Africa, integrated hands-on workshops and ideal opportunities for face-to-face interaction with a broad range of colleagues from fields such as prehospital and critical care, anaesthesiology, global, ENT and thoracic surgery, pulmonology, and general medicine. Special sessions will focus on the future of airway management in Africa and the world, and the formation of an African society to support and guide local development in the field.
With inclusivity as our guiding principle, we warmly invite you to Cape Town from 4 to 6 November to be part of this important initiative. Bring your ideas to share, and learn together with a group of, and like-minded medics and international experts. Let’s unite to grow the dream of multidisciplinary airway management for Africa!
A/Prof Ross Hofmeyr,
on behalf of the scientific and local organising committees.