Insightful Roundtable Meeting on Decolonisation of Neurosurgery at NWSM

The roundtable meeting on the decolonisation of neurosurgery was an insightful gathering that took place on the 23rd of February, 2024 at the Principal Secretariat, Northwest School of Medicine (NWSM). Moderated by Franco Servadei, Graham Fieggen, and Gail Rosseau, the event commenced with Ernest Barthelemy defining decolonisation. Beverly Cheserem then shed light on the colonial legacy’s impact on people’s experiences.

The discussion, moderated by Dr. Mario Ganau, delved into exploring lived experiences, addressing Anglophone/Francophone/Lusophone dialogues, Pan-Africanism, and understanding post-colonial realities in Asia. The meeting concluded with a summary and discussions on the next steps. It was a crucial step in fostering a more inclusive and globally aware approach to neurosurgery.