2016 Global Surgery Conference - High Impact Models in Global Surgery


Montreal General Hospital Livingston Hall, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, QC, H3G 1A4, CA

The  Centre for Global Surgery of the McGill Universtiy Health Centre and Global Surgery Interest Group are happy to present the 2016 edition of the Global Surgery Conference under the theme: High Impact Models in Global Surgery.

This yearly event brings together professionals and students from different health science backgrounds including medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, across multiple universities to stimulate research, discuss high-impact action plans and to promote action in global surgery. The conference aims to provide a forum for students and healthcare professionals of various streams to discuss the different challenges and approaches to the field of global surgery.

Injury and surgical disease are significant contributors to global morbidity and mortality. Surgically treatable conditions alone account for approximately 30% of the global burden of disease. The medical community is increasingly recognizing access to essential surgical care as a core component of all health systems, as demonstrated by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and WHO’s Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care. Despite this boost in international attention and research, basic surgical care remains unavailable to the majority of the world’s population.

The Conference's Keynote speaker will be Raymond R. Price, M.D., FACS, Associate Director - Center for Global Surgery & Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah.

The  event is seeking accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

For more information and to register, please visit the Conference's website.

Questions may be sent directly to the conference [at] cglobalsurgery [dot] com (subject: 2016%20Global%20Surgery%20Conference) (planning committee).

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