Announcement on the 61st Annual Scientific Conference of the West African College of Surgeons

Posted on: Thu 21-01-2021

The West African College of Surgeons warmly invites you to Cotonou, Benin Republic for 61st Annual Scientific Conference. Cotonou is a picturesque city that is the economic capital of Benin Republic and plays host to important tourist attractions such as the Etoile Rouge, Place de Matyrs, Cotonou cathedral, Cotonou lighthouse, Dantokpa Market and Obama beach. The city also offers a rich cultural experience of the typical French style street bistros, movie theatres such as the Canal Olympia Wologuédé and a rich collection of well-appointed hotels. 

The city is served by the Cardinal Bernadin Gantin International Airport (Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport) which is the primary entry point into the country by air and receives flights from Africa, Europe and North America amongst others. Weather forecasts for the month of June in Cotonou is fine with temperatures between 24C and 30C, relative humidity of 84% good cloud cover, sunshine and 50% chances of rainfall.

The currency is the West African CFA Franc and ECOWAS citizens do not require a visa. Other nationals can obtain visas from Benin Republic Embassies in their respective countries. We urge you to join us in an engaging conference with a rich scientific content and excellent touristic and cultural value. It promises to be a fertile ground for scientific exchange, networking, career development and valuable interactions with industry. 

Date:   June 14-17, 2021

Venue: Palais de Congress Cotonou

Chairman LOC: Professor Jean Olory-Togbe

Honorary Chairman: Professor Nazaire Padonou

Secretary: Professor Christiane Shabu Aguemon

Outreach Coordinator: Professor Jijoho Leonard Padonou

Honorary Treasurer: Professor Gaspard Gbessi

Theme: Impact of COVID-19 on Surgical Training Practice

Sub Themes: 

  1. Neglected Surgical Conditions
  2. Innovations in Surgery

Call for abstracts & abstract guidelines will be announced