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Jul 2, 2020

The Pocapalooza begins!

"Poc" standing for "perioperative care" and "palooza" meaning festival. Join us as we travel around the world promoting life changing healthcare. Go to for entertainment throughout the day as we celebrate the success of our first fully virtual conference, EBPOM 2020, Live from London!

Regular listeners will be delighted to discover this piece is an update on a project which has been close to our hearts here on TopMedTalk; The African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS) and the African Perioperative Research Group (APORG).

We're raising money for APORG this year, if you enjoy listening to TopMedTalk please make a generous donation:

"Finding African solutions to the problems that we're having"

You will also find a discussion regarding the Prato conference we covered extensively here on TopMedTalk, a fascinating gathering of people interested in international collaborative trails, and we cover The UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network, see link below, before moving on to ASOS in detail.

The Perioperative Medicine UK Clinical Trials Network is here:

Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and their guests Paul Myles, Director, Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Bruce Biccard consultant anaesthetist at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Director, Perioperative Research Unit, Department of Anaesthetics, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine and Salome Maswime Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Professor of Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town.

If you enjoyed this piece please find more Bruce Biccard here:

We discuss Rupert Pearse in this podcast, why not listen to a piece with him discussing the Clinical Trials Network here:

Paul Myles is a firm favourite on TopMedTalk, enjoy more of his incisive observations here: