6th Annual Global Surgery Conference
Saturday April 29th 2017 at the Montreal General Hospital - Livingston Hall - L6-500
This event is accredited for 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development
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.
Maral Aghourian – Dent 3, McGill
Saba Balvardi – Med 3, McGill
Constanta David – BScN, RN, McGill
Oussama Ait El Haj – Med 2, McGill
Alexandra Laverde Saad – Med 2, McGill
John Marinos - PT 1, McGill
Rachel Medvedev – PT 2, McGill
Ali Salimi - Med 1, McGill
Greg Sigler – Med 3, McGill
Melissa Xie – Dent 2 McGill