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'Neonatal Pain Management in Low and Middle-Income Countries' (Dr Cian Wade) and 'Snake Bites and Surgery' (Dr Harshjeet Singh Bal)


Dr Cian WadeDr Cian Wade is an academic foundation year two doctor working at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is a lecturer in clinical medicine at Jesus College. He graduated from the University of Oxford medical school in 2018, and since then have pursued his interest in global surgery and paediatrics through various academic projects. For the last year, he has been leading an international review team in generating evidence-based analgesic guidelines for application in the lower-middle income setting. This has culminated in the implementation of their work into new Ministry of Health clinical guidelines in Kenya.



Dr Harshjeet Singh BalDr Harshjeet Singh Bal is passionate about nature since his childhood and strongly believes in human co-existence with other species. Snakes are his particular interest and he spent a lot of time in his life learning about them, which included observing them in the wild, volunteering at snake rescues, interacting with herpetologists, Herpetology course from Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and attending seminars on the same.
His educational background includes M.Ch. in Paediatric Surgery from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India and he is working as Professor (Consultant) at the same institute. Dr Singh Bal has a Master in Surgery from T. N. Medical College (B.Y.L. Nair Hospital), Mumbai and graduation (M.B.B.S.) from Goa Medical College, Goa, India. He is presently on study leave and doing his clinical fellowship at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals in Norwich.

Looking at scale of fatalities resulting from human–snake interactions, I am determined to contribute my part in raising awareness in the community, both general and scientific, and helping in mitigating the impact of snake-bites.

The talk is organised by the Oxford University Global Surgery Group

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Chair: Professor Freddie Hamdy

All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.