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Global Surgical Frontiers Conference 2018

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Royal Geographical Society

1 Kensington Gore

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SW7 2AR

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Meeting challenges of trauma care in Low and Lower Middle Income Countries.

Global Surgical Frontiers 2018 will address:

  • Challenges faced by the surgical team in delivering trauma care in resource-scare environments
  • Issues surrounding accessibility to healthcare services and inefficient healthcare systems
  • Urgent and functional capacity building through effective medical training and education
  • Undertaking research into trauma in LMICs
  • The role that advocacy plays in delivering trauma care services and global surgery




Programme Highlights:

This conference will feature keynote lectures from some of the most distinguished voices in the field


Dr Walt Johnson who will discuss his role as Lead of the Emergency and Essential Surgical Care Programme at the WHO and increasing access to safe and affordable surgical care


Professor Tony Redmond who will speak about the role of trauma surgeons during natural disasters


Dr Mamta Swaroop, Founder of Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative will deliver her First Responders Training Course for those who would like to develop their practical skills.


Mr Jeremy Bates will discuss developing a trauma service in low-income settings


Professor Bruce Biccard, Professor and Second Chair at Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, will provide inisight into the latest research findings that post-surgery survival rates are lower in Africa than the global average and how this can change


Dr Kathryn Chu, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Cape Town will share her wealth of experienc in surgical delivery during humanitarian disasters and equitable access to surgical care.


Dr Waruguru Wanjau who will host a workshop surrounding advocacy and capacity issues affecting the delivery of trauma care


Dr Elizabeth Tissingh will give a report on her experience working the Democratic Republic of Congo


Chris Lavy OBE, Professor of Orthopaedic and Tropical Surgery at the University of Oxford,and establisher of the Global Surgical Frontiers conference, will share with delegates his experiences of coping with rauma and achieving welfare in resource poor countries.


Mr Tony Clayson, Consultant Orthaedic Surgeon and Chairman of NOTAA, (Northwest Orthopaedic Trauma Alliance for Africa), will share his knowledge on establishing a sustainable trauma service in Ethiopia.


Mr Paul Ofori-Atta, founding Presidennt of Motec Life and Gates Hero 2017, will be delivering our keynote lecture, exploring methods to help overcome hallenges of trauma surgery in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICS)


Dr Stuart Fergusson, GASOC Representative and General surgery Trainee, will lead a workshop desgned to improve awareness o challenges facing globsl surgery amogst trainees


Kat Ford will join her fellow GASOC representative to provide an insight on how support for research and training opportunities in Low and Middle Income countries can be improved.


Dr Issy Marks will join Dr Mamta Swaroop to run our fifth and final workshop, focused on training bystanders to become First Responders during the critical first few moments of a traumatic event.




Workshops:

Workshop 1: Volunteering

Professor Tony Redmond

Workshop 2: Research

Professor Jim Harrison

Workshop 3: Advocacy

Dr Waraguru Wanjau, Medical Doctor, Johns Hopkins MPH candidate

Workshop 4: Improving Trauma Care in Western DRC: Needs Assessment and Programme Design Simulation


Dr Stuart Fergusson, Kat Ford and Elizabeth Tissingh, Fergusson (GASOC, the Global Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetric Collaboration)

Workshop 5: First Responders Course - Watch the video

Dr Mamta Swaroop, Founder, Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative (NTSI)

Dr Issy Marks, Academic Foundation Doctor, North West Thames Foundation School

*Worksop 5 is a practical course that will run for 2.5 hours in the afternoon.




Poster Competition

We will be displaying the best 10 posters from surgical trainees, medical students, and researchers with a particular interest in global surgery, focused on the theme: 'Trauma in LMICs'.

What is in it for you?


  • Showcase your research related to Global Surgery to an audience of UK and international global surgery experts.
  • Your poster will be displayed during the Global Surgical Frontiers Conference in the main exhibition hall, where all delegates will have a chance to see your work.
  • Find out more about the RCS and other organisations’ work in relation to Global Surgery.

To find out more, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at rcsevents@rcseng.ac.uk

Find out more about the Poster Competition and Guidance and Regulations.


Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons for 6 CPD points.

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Kensington

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SW7 2AR

United Kingdom

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