John went to Kuala Lumpur in late April and was the visiting specialist for an endoscopic thyroidectomy course at University of Malaysia with Professor Chin Kin Fah.
The first part of the course was live surgery and the second part was cadaver dissection as part of the silent mentor program www.silentmentor.org. Following this meeting John returned to NZ for a busy week of work and then flew to Singapore for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress.
John attended the Head and neck, endocrine surgery and plastic surgery programs. The highlight was the parathyroid session of the endocrine surgery section meeting.