The international conference on urological and reproductive anomalies at Children's Hospital of Central Vietnam gathered world-renowned experts for a two-day discussion on urological and reproductive surgical interventions.
|The conference on urological and reproductive anomalies at Children's Hospital of Central Vietnam
Held from November 10 to 11, the event marked the first collaboration between Children's Hospital of Central Vietnam, the European Pediatric Urology Association, and the Thien Nhan Programme to organise an international conference on surgical restoration of urological-reproductive anomalies.
The conference featured reports from top global experts from Italy, England, France, and Australia, as well as leading Vietnamese doctors. The presentations covered the mechanisms of pathogenesis, anatomical injuries, and modern surgical techniques for complex urological-reproductive anomalies.
Urological and reproductive anomalies, though not uncommon, often become challenging topics for both patients and families, as well as in public discourse. Many children, particularly in rural areas, silently endure the hardships of these "intimate" anomalies throughout their growth, causing physical and psychological trauma.
The Thien Nhan and Friends Programme and its partners have addressed this issue for over a decade, providing free surgeries for children with urological-reproductive anomalies. In severe cases, some children are entirely deprived of the opportunity to lead a normal life, attend school, or integrate into society.
Beyond financial concerns, the technical aspects of performing surgeries pose a significant challenge for both patients and many doctors in Vietnam. Hence, the collaboration between Children's Hospital of Central Vietnam, the Thien Nhan Programme, and their partners in organizing the International Conference on Surgical Restoration of Urological-Reproductive Anomalies.
Associate professor Pham Duy Hien, Deputy Director of Children's Hospital of Central Vietnam, expressed appreciation for the collaboration, emphasising the complexity of such anomalies.
He highlighted the importance of restoring anatomical function and finding quality of life after surgery, acknowledging the long journey involved.
Roberto De Castro, former chief pediatric surgeon at Ospedale Maggiore di Bologna in Italy and currently practising in reputable hospitals in Lecce and Bologna, commended the support from the Vietnamese community and organisations like Children's Hospital of Central Vietnam.
He emphasised the shared dream among healthcare professionals to heal all children with anomalies, making the conference a meaningful platform for sharing new techniques.
During the conference, presenters shared theoretical knowledge and conducted four typical surgical procedures on the morning of November 10 and 11, addressing the key issues of the event.
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