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THE annual Eyabantwana for the Children Trust’s lecture at the East London Health and Resource Centre recently was given by visiting Professor Alp Numanoglu, who focused on the role of technology in the medical field.
As Charles F M Saint Professor, head of surgical division at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Professor Numanoglu shared his knowledge on the use of technology in medical training.
Professor Charles F M Saint was a visionary surgeon whose stature in the South African surgical community is legendary.
Emphasising the benefits of simulation-based and web- based training and learning, Numanoglu informed the audience of the great need to train people in specialised fields such as paediatric surgery around South Africa as well as the rest of the African continent.
Web-based training is where students or young surgeons can watch a live surgery or be taught by top surgeons from anywhere in the world on how to treat certain medical situations they have never encountered.