Pan African Women's Association of Surgeons

We are a continental group of women surgeons based in Africa with members spanning vast regions from Cape Town to Cairo.

Interactive online mentorship platform

A platform to link with and exchange information and obtain support & mentorship from other surgeons, regionally and globally, remains critical in helping to address and mitigate the unique challenges faced.

Access resource materials and participate in online forums to enhance your learning

Self directed learning is an important part of physician development. Log in to access resource materials and to participate in online forums to enhance your learning and patient interactions.

PAWAS offers a number of membership opportunities for those involved in the surgical profession or interested in joining or supporting surgical care.

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Forums>New Forum

When creating a new forum on the backend, the new forum you are creating has a “Forum Attributes” section located on the top right corner of the interface. This documents explains what those forum attributes are.

 

 

Forum attributes

Type: Forum vs. Category

‘Category’ contains forums whereas A ‘Forum’ will contain topics.

If you select ‘Category’ the website gets a forum that does not have topics and does not have an option to add new topics.

If you select ‘Forum’ the website gets a forum that has topics and options to add new topics.

These two concepts allow you to categorise forums.

 

Status: Open vs. Closed

Conversations are allowed for ‘Open’ and disabled for ‘Closed’

Visibility: Public vs. Private vs. Hidden

 

  • Public – Anyone can see these forums
  • Private – Only logged in registered users with a forum role can see these forums
  • Hidden: Only Moderators/keymasters can see these forums

 

 

The default Forum Roles are:

  • Keymaster – Can create, edit and delete other users’ forums, topics and replies. Can manage Tags, and moderate a forum with the moderation tools. Has access to global forum settings, tools, and importer.
  • Moderator – Can create and edit forums (cannot delete other users’ forums). Can create, edit and delete other users’ topics and replies. Can manage Tags, and moderate a forum with the moderation tools.
  • Participant – Can create and edit their own topics and replies.
  • Spectator – Can only read topics and replies.
  • Blocked – All capabilities are explicitly blocked.

Detailed Breakdown of Roles

Keymaster

Forum Capabilities

  • publish_forums
  • edit_forums
  • edit_others_forums
  • delete_forums
  • delete_others_forums
  • read_private_forums
  • read_hidden_forums

Topic Capabilities

  • publish_topics
  • edit_topics
  • edit_others_topics
  • delete_topics
  • delete_others_topics
  • read_private_topics

Reply Capabilities

  • publish_replies
  • edit_replies
  • edit_others_replies
  • delete_replies
  • delete_others_replies
  • read_private_replies

Topic Tag Capabilities

  • manage_topic_tags
  • edit_topic_tags
  • delete_topic_tags
  • assign_topic_tags

Miscellaneous

  • spectate
  • participate
  • moderate
  • throttle
  • view_trash

Moderator

Forum Capabilities

  • publish_forums
  • edit_forums
  • read_private_forums
  • read_hidden_forums

Topic Capabilities

  • publish_topics
  • edit_topics
  • edit_others_topics
  • delete_topics
  • delete_others_topics
  • read_private_topics

Reply Capabilities

  • publish_replies
  • edit_replies
  • edit_others_replies
  • delete_replies
  • delete_others_replies
  • read_private_replies

Topic Tags Capabilities

  • manage_topic_tags
  • edit_topic_tags
  • delete_topic_tags
  • assign_topic_tags

Miscellaneous

  • spectate
  • participate
  • moderate
  • throttle
  • view_trash

Participant

Forum Capabilities

  • read_private_forums

Topic Capabilities

  • publish topics
  • edit_topics

Reply Capabilities

  • publish_replies
  • edit_replies

Topic Tag Capabilities

  • assign_topic_tags

Miscellaneous

  • spectate
  • participate

Spectator

Miscellaneous

  • spectate