With financial support from charity Find a Better Way, the inaugural Surgical Training Course took place in July 2016, employing literature, academics and current research streams from the Centre to develop and deliver bespoke training at established wet lab facilities. Here, trauma surgeons from landmine-afflicted areas around the world applied the most advanced surgical methods to their clinical practice. After the course, the surgeons who attended become part of the Surgical Training network, along with their trainers, to ensure continued communication, knowledge development and impact.

Course leader: Professor (Col) Jon Clasper, Clinical Lead of the Centre
Course organiser: Major Taff Edwards, Trauma Surgeon (Armed Forces)

List of course attendees and faculty
NameOccupationLocationCourse Role
Putu Anda Tusta Adiputra Physician (Surgeon) Indonesia Trainee
Marco Baldan General and war trauma surgeon Lebanon Trainee
Geoffrey Battad Orthopaedic Surgeon Philippines Trainee
Vuthy Chhoeurn Surgeon Cambodia Trainee
Sambath Chom Trauma Orthopaedic Surgeon Cambodia Trainee
Jon Clasper Clinical Lead of the Centre for Blast Injury Studies, Consultant Trauma Surgeon United Kingdom Course Leader
Taff Edwards Orthopaedic Surgeon United Kingdom Course Organiser
Thayasivam Gobyshanger Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Sri Lanka Trainee
Julio Luis Guibert Vidal General and war trauma surgeon Mexico Trainee
Shehan Hettiaratchy Chief of Service (Trauma and Orthopaedics) at St. Mary's Major Trauma Centre United Kingdom Trainer
Jon Kendrew Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon United Kingdom Trainer
Mansoor Khan Emergency Medical Care, Disaster Medicine United Kingdom Trainer
Vithyarith Mam General Surgeon, Director Postgraduate Surgical Training Programme Cambodia Trainee
Phill Pearce General Surgeon United Kingdom Trainer
Lors Polaing Orthopaedic Surgeon Cambodia Trainee
Phil Rosell Orthopaedic Surgeon United Kingdom Trainer
Laurent Singa Surgeon Central Africa Republic Trainee
Irewin Tabu Trauma Orthopaedic Surgeon Philippines Trainee
Ali Touati Regional Surgeon Kenya Trainee
Jim Turner Trauma Orthopaedic Surgeon Ethiopia Trainee
Sutharsan Vengadasalam Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Sri Lanka Trainee
Claire Webster Vascular Surgeon United Kingdom Trainer
Samuel Yimer Surgeon Nigeria Trainee
Manik Yuniawaty Surgeon Bali Trainee 
For more information on the inaugural Surgical Training Course, visit its webpage or contact cbis@imperial.ac.uk.
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