Trauma ECHO


On April 15th, 2023, civil war broke out in Khartoum. Surgeons in Sudan are saving lives under extremely harsh conditions. There is a need to rapidly expand their knowledge in trauma management.

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Partner – Sudan Association of Vascular Surgeons


Train Junior Surgeons in Sudan (and other low-resource settings) in managing patients with traumatic injuries in a war zone. It will be a case-based discussion with 20 mins for didactic by a global subject matter expert, 20mins for a learner in Sudan (and other low-resource settings), and 20 minutes for interaction and Q&A.


  • Biweekly – Every other Saturday
  • 4 pm – Central African Time – Sudan
  • 5 pm East African Time – Somalia
  • 3 pm West African Time
  • 2 pm GMT
  • 10 am Eastern Time
  • 9 am Central Time
  • 8 am Mountain Time
  • 7 am Pacific Time


  • ABCs of Trauma (primary, secondary survey, and trauma imaging)
  • Polytrauma resuscitation and airway management
  • Infection management following damage control surgery in combat
  • Head trauma
  • Neck trauma and spine injury
  • Chest trauma
  • Abdomen and pelvis trauma 
  • Extremity Trauma and Principles of limb fracture management
  • Principles of vascular trauma 1
    1. Head & Neck
    2. Chest 
  • Principles of vascular trauma 2
    1. Abdomen, pelvis
    2. Extremities 
  • Principles of Pediatric Trauma
  • Management of Burns 
  • Trauma Mental health

In-Person Learning Sites

Dr. Bushra Ibnauf Center for Learning – Port Sudan, Sudan

Subject Matter Experts


Dr. Isam Osman

  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon
  • Chair of Vascular Surgery, King Saud Medical City
  • Clinical Service Line Lead for Vascular Services, Riyadh First Cluster
  • Director of Operating Room Administration, King Saud Medical City
  • Clinical Service Line lead for Operating Rooms, Riyadh First Cluster
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Qualifications: MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Gla)
  • Vascular and General Surgery Specialization

Dr. Sharfuddin Chowdhury

  • Consultant Trauma Surgeon
  • Chairman of Trauma Surgery, King Saud Medical City,
  • Director of Trauma Center, King Saud Medical City,
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Qualifications: MBBS, FCS(SA), MMed, PhD
  • General Surgery and Trauma Surgery Specialization

Dr. Ayman Nasr

  • Consultant Surgeon, Trauma Unit, King Fahad Hospital of the University
  • Assistant Professor, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
  • Head of Examination, Evaluation and Competency Committee,
    Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Fellowship Program of General Surgery (IAUF-GS), Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Acute Care and Resuscitation (JACResus)
  • President, Human Resuscitation Organization (Human Resus)
  • Course Director & National Lead, European Trauma Course (ETC), Sudan & Saudi Arabia
  • Educator Committee, European Trauma Course Organization (ETCO)
  • Educator & Course Director, European Resuscitation Council (ERC)

Dr. Mamoun Nabri

  • Consultant General/Trauma Surgery
  • Chair of Trauma Committee
  • Head of Trauma unit
  • King Fahad Hospital of University
  • Ass. Professor, IAU, Faculty of Medicine
  • Fellowship Trained:
  • Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
    Ryder Trauma Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital,
  • Miami, FL, USA

Dr. Wisam Al-Issawi

  • Consultant in Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor
  • Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
  • MBBS, FRCSC (Ed)
  • Trained in McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Damman, KSA

Dr. Waleed Alqurashi

  • Associate Consultant in Neurosurgery
  • Deputy Program Director
  • Neurosurgery Residency Training Program
  • King Saud Medical City
  • Riyadh, KSA


Dr. Nassir Mansour

  • Consultant in Neurosurgery,
  • Mt Carmel Healthcare
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Complex Cranial, Oncology, and Skull Base Fellowship, Indiana University, Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine under Dr Aaron Cohen-Gadol
  • Neurosurgery residency, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Dr. Yassar Hashim

  • Consultant in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care
  • Assistant Professor
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • MBBS, University of Khartoum
  • T32/NIH research fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA
  • General Surgery residency and a Trauma/ Critical Care fellowship, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dr. Ayman Eltayeb Ahmed

  • Consultant in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Wisconsin
  • MBBS, University of Khartoum
  • American Board of General Surgery
  • American Board of Vascular Surgery

United Kingdom

Dr. Husam Bella

  • Consultant
  • Burns, Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Russell’s Hall Hospital
  • Birmingham, UK

Dr. Shahd Nour

  • Speciality Registrar
  • Burns, Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Russell’s Hall Hospital
  • Birmingham, UK


Dr. Ileana Lulic

  • Ileana Lulic, MD, FERC
  • Consultant in Anaesthesiology, Reanimatology and Intensive care medicine
  • Clinical Hospital Merkur, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Consultant in development and training
  • European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Educator
  • ERC ALS Science and Education Committee
  • European Trauma Course (ETCO) Education Committee


Dr. Naeem Toosy

  • Consultant & Head of Department, Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Sharjah
  • MBChB, FRCS (Ed), MSc Surgical Sc, FFSEM (Ireland)
  • CCT in Emergency Medicine from London, UK with experience in pre-hospital Helicopter Emergency Medical Service
  • Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Amira Siyam

  • Consultant Anesthesiologist
  • Anesthesiology Residency Training Program Director
  • Director of Anesthesia Operations
  • Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi
  • Graduated University of Maryland Medical School
  • Anesthesiology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Yasir Suliman

  • Senior Consultant in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Chief of Vascular Surgery Division
  • Burjeel Medical City, Abudhabi, UAE
  • American Board Certified in Vascular Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Special Interest: Limb Salvage, Peripheral Endovascular Revascularization, Vascular Hemodialysis Access

Case (Spoke) Presenters

Dr. Alaa Yousif Yagoob Mohammed

  • Surgical Resident
  • Sudan

Dr. FatimaElzhra AbdElmuneem Basheer Ali

  • Surgical Resident
  • Sudan

Subject Matter Expert Recruitment

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Case Presentation

  • All Case presenters get a certificate from Project ECHO, University of New Mexico, USA
  • The best case presentation gets a $100 award
  • Unique opportunity to present your case to global subject matter experts and get recognized in a global virtual event
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