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6th Annual Global Surgery Conference

Posted by GHO Admin on March 27, 2017 in Events

Date: Saturday April 29, 2017
Location: Montreal General Hospital - Livingston Hall

Through a collaborative effort between students and health professionals from the McGill University Health Centre, we aim to provide a forum for discussion regarding the different challenges and approaches within 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.

This conference aims to bring together students and professionals from different health science backgrounds, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, across multiple Canadian universities, to stimulate research and promote global surgery.


  • To highlight the value and importance of global surgery
  • To educate students and healthcare professionals on high impact approaches in global surgery
  • To provide opportunities to present research relevant to global surgery
  • To stimulate research and encourage networking to enhance collaboration on future global surgery projects
  • To expose students to opportunities in global surgery

For more information visit the conference website.