June 5 - 8, 2014
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS --
First Abstract Deadline for those applying for BRT Scholarships:
December 15, 2013
Final Abstract deadline: January 17, 2014
This annual conference is named for Norman Bethune, one of Canada's most famous international surgeons. Its purpose is to discuss challenges and solutions to improving surgical care in low-resource settings. Anyone involved in providing surgical care is welcome to attend and submit an abstract, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, obstetrician/gynecologists, rehabilitation and allied health professionals.
This year's conference theme is:
IMPROVING GLOBAL OUTCOMES THROUGH SAFER SURGERY.
Submissions are invited on the following global surgical issues related to the theme
a. Sustainable partnerships and building local capacity.
b. Evidence-based surgery in low-resource settings.
c. Patient safety, critical care and transport.
d. Improving inter-professional collaboration.
ABSTRACTS will be considered for either a 10 minute podium presentation, or for a poster presentation. Abstracts will be selected based on scientific merit by peer review, as well as ensuring representation from different regions and specialties. Abstracts will be published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery.
BRT SCHOLARSHIPS to reimburse airfare, accommodation, and meeting registration are offered to selected participants from low- and middle-income countries (as defined by the World Bank http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups ) whose abstract is accepted for podium presentation at the meeting.
Criteria for acceptance will include the scientific merit of the abstract and its relevance to the conference themes, as well as ensuring broad regional and specialty representation.
IMPORTANT: Those wishing to be considered for a Scholarship must submit both
their BRT Scholarship Application AND their Abstract by December 15, 2013.
TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/surgery/isd/brt2014.html
. Congratulations to Eiman Zargaran and Sheona Mitchell. Eiman is a fourth year general surgery resident and Sheona is a resident in the Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Learn More
l. This new course is filling up quickly so if you are interested be sure to register soon. Course Overview | View Brochure
Our colleagues at the WSA have a great list | Read More
Unite for Sight has developed a short introductory online course focussing on Surgery in Global Health. Learn more >>
Thursday June 5 - 8, 2014
2014 BETHUNE ROUND TABLE
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Friday January 24, 2014
Global Frontiers Conference - Royal College of Surgeons, UK
- Fifteen percent of the global burden of disease can be addressed with surgery.
- The wealthiest third of the global population receives 75% of the world's total number of surgical procedures, estimated at 234 million every year, while the poorest third receives only 4% of these operations.
- Annual death and disability rate from trauma alone is more than HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
- Single largest global epidemic of preventable deaths is road traffic injury. About 85% of these happen in low-resource countries.
- 500,000 women die annually in childbirth—six countries account for half these deaths-Afghanistan, Pakistan, Congo, Ethiopia, India and Nigeria.