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The President and Founder of FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital Prof. Emeritus Boachie-Adjei, will be one of the main speakers at the upcoming Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT) World Congress, slated for Cape Town, South Africa, from November 30 to December 2, 2017.

Prof Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, will speak on the topic, “Making state of the art orthopaedic and spine care sustainable in underserved regions: The FOCOS Paradigm”.

Prof. Boachie-Adjei has published and lectured extensively on spine surgery, with special emphasis on surgery to correct spine deformity. He is an inventor who holds several patents for devices used in spine surgery.

He received the Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) in 2004, and received the Blount Award (Humanitarian) from the Scoliosis Research Society in 2006. He was elected President of the Scoliosis Research Society for the 2008-2009 year and was featured in the Discovery channel documentary entitled, "Surgery Saved My Life."

Prof. Boachie-Adjei received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Hospital for Special Surgery in June 2013. In 2015, he was featured on CNN’s African Voices documentary as the “Ghanaian Doctor Transforming spine surgery in Ghana”.

Prof Boachie-Adjei was recognized for his contribution towards orthopedic healthcare delivery in the world, at the “Dream Makers” gala held on August 19, 2017 and received the award for Individual Philanthropist of the Year (Special Needs), at the 2017 edition of the Philanthropy Forum.

In addition, speaking at this year’s SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress are Fares Haddad a Professor of Orthopaedic and Sports Surgery and Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and Ashok N. Johari a Paediatric Orthopaedic and Spine surgeon based in Mumbai. Fares Haddad doubles as the Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) at University College London. He is also Editor in Chief of the Bone and Joint Journal (formerly JBJS-Br).

SICOT is an international non-profit association aiming to advance orthopaedics and traumatology globally and develop teaching, research and education. The SICOT Foundation was formed in 1990 to manage funds donated for the purpose of helping SICOT achieve its research and educational goals.

The Foundation has not only supported young surgeons from developing countries to train abroad and learn skills that can be applied in their own countries, but has also promoted global unity among these orthopedists.

It has supported training in methods of research and in techniques for the better management of orthopaedic services to the public. The Foundation has promoted unity among orthopaedic surgeons from around the world. This year’s 3-day congress promises to be an improvement on last year’s event which was held in Rome.

FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital specializes in diseases related to the spine, joint, nerves and other musculoskeletal organs. The hospital recently hosted renowned Sports Medicine and Arthroplasty Surgeon Dr. Michael Maynard.

Source: King Edward Ambrose Washman Addo/Peacefmonline.com/ Twitter: @Washman5/ Instagram: Ambrose_wash

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