CSUI – Obstetric Anal Sphincter Repair Workshop

Morning Half Day

Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Venue: Skills Lab, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

Time: 08:30 – 12:30

This OASI workshop is targeted at midwives, specialist trainees and obstetricians working in the labour ward setting. It is aimed at familiarising participants with pelvic anatomy focussing specifically on the pelvic floor, postpartum examinations to improve OASI detection, techniques in OASI prevention, as well as biologic specimens used to have hands on training in evidence-based OASI repair. The techniques of episiotomy repair will also be covered in this workshop.

Course convener: Dr Mihlali Simama


  • Dr Mihlali Simama – Obstetrician Gynaecologist, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town
  • Dakalo Muavha – Urogynaecologist, Polokwane Urogynaecology Hub and Polokwane Provincial Hospital, Limpopo
  • Prof Stephen Lindow – ex Hull University, UK, and honorary associate professor UCT
08:30- 09:00 Registration
09:00- 09:10 Welcome and introduction Dr M. Simama
09:10- 10:00 Anatomy of the anal sphincter complex Dr D. Muavha
10:00- 10:30 Tea / Coffee break
10:30-12:30 Demonstration video followed by practice session on pig anal sphincters Dr M. Simama
Dr D Muavha
Prof S Lindow