a/Prof Charbel Sandroussi is the Laparoscopic Training Officer for DAISI. a/Prof Sandroussi is an upper GI and Hepatobiliary surgeon from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, with a long history of interest in teaching. A/Prof Sandroussi first visited National Referral Hospital (NRH) in the Solomon Islands for one week from 24th-30th April 2017 and conducted a laparoscopic cholecystectomy workshop. a/Prof Sandroussi is keen to make two regular trips each year to the Solomon Islands for teaching purposes, with an emphasis on training surgeons at NPH in laparoscopic surgery. a/Prof Sandroussi has also been active in providing surgery for Pacific Islanders at RPA Hospital, Sydney, that is not available in their home country.