The 2024 ASOU Annual Scientific Conference

Advancing Universal access towards Safe, Affordable & Timely Surgical Care

Venue: Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe

Date: 27th – 29th March 2024

The 2024 Annual Scientific Conference will be held on 27th and 28th March 2024 from 8:00am – 5:00pm.


We shall have a hybrid conference i.e both online and in-person attendance. There will be plenary sessions delivered by local and internationally renowned speakers and experts in the subject matter. Successful oral and poster presentations will also be made.

This event aims to bring together all Surgical specialties and associate surgical disciplines including Anesthesia providers, Radiology, Nurses, Diagnostics & Laboratory, Public health specialists, public and private surgical health sector stake holders to discuss advances in provision of surgical care and increase access to surgical services in the country.

The sub-themes focus on current needs for ASOU members suggested from the 2023 Annual Scientific Confrence feedback poll, the various work/research done in the country, the role of Government, Civil society organisations, Private sector, academic institutions, Professional associations and global surgery initiatives in supporting and advancing universal access to surgical health care in Uganda.

The Sub themes include:

1. Role of Global Surgery Initiatives

2. Harmonising multidisciplinary team work

    • The National Surgical, Anesthesia & Obstetrics Plan ( team to present)
    • Associate disciplines: Surgery & Anesthesia, Radiology, Nursing, Lab & Diagnostics, Public health

3. Advances in Surgical Care

    • Surgical sub-specialties – MAS, SUGES, NSU, APRASU, ENT, OPTHALMOLOGY, OMF

4. Surgical Training & Mentorship

5. Wellness: Welfare & Self care for Surgeons

    • Longevity of a Surgical Career
    • Surgical Business
    • Preparation for Retirement

Note: PHD presentations will be made based on the sub themes.


The Keynote speakers will include: Prof. Salome Maswime, Ms. Jane Fualal, Dr. Mary Nabukenya, Dr. Doruk Ozgediz Mr. Jim Yong Kim, Dr. Tedros Gabryesus, Prof. Catheryn Kyu, Dr. Michael Huglund, Garreth And Nicola Wood, Prof. Abebe Bekele, Prof. Kyamanywa, Prof. Galukande, Prof. Emmanuel Makasa, Mr. Neema Kaseje, Ms. Fualal Jane, Dr. John G Meara, Dr. Geoffrey Ibbotson, Mr. Mark Shine, Dr. Kee Park …………. Among others.


All participants are required to register. Registration shall be through the scientific and organising committee. Registration will be done the following ways:

Fees And Payment Information

Each participant is required to pay a registration fee. Participants are kindly requested to pay registration fees as per their category below.

Category Amount
Early Bird Registration 400,000
 Subscribed Members  450,000
 Non Subscribed Members  500,000
 Subscribed Associate Members 350,000
 Non Members  500,000
 Online Participants  200,000
 International Participants (physical)  500,000


Payments are to be made via

Mobile money: +256774 509870 – Ms Kiza Immaculate – Administrative SecretaryDeposits to Bank: Cash/Cheque/Bank Transfer:

    1. A/C Name: Association of Surgeons of Uganda
    2. A/C No: 9030005947013
    3. Branch: Mulago branch
    4. Physical payments for registered delegates at the venue

Note: For Payments made to the bank, scan the bank slip and share to the registration secretariat/ organising committee via text or emails above. The ASOU receipt will be issued to the participant subsequently.

Start Time

8:00 am

March 27, 2024

Finish Time

5:00 pm

March 28, 2024


Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe

Event Participants