Keynote Speaker

Todd Ponsky

A/Prof Todd Ponsky is currently a professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati and director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is currently the president-elect of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG), Chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Telementoring, and holds leadership positions in APSA and SAGES.

A/Prof Ponsky was the first to perform and report single port surgery in children and modernised the methods of the laparoscopic paediatric hernia repair. He is involved in both outcomes and animal research with a focus on inguinal hernia physiology, surgical telementoring, endoscopic repair techniques for pure oesophageal atresia, and innovations in education. He founded GlobalcastMD and Stay Current in Surgery, both of which serve to modernise the way we teach and learn surgery.

He has published over 100 manuscripts, edited one textbook, and authored over 20 book chapters. He has directed over 50 American andinternational courses and has given over 160 visiting lectureships. He is the associate editor for the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, and serves on three editorial boards.