THE GLOBAL SURGICAL ECOSYSTEM:
STRENGTHENING HEALTHCARE WORLDWIDE
In a world where 5 billion people do not have access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care, the role of surgical ecosystems represents an important and complex issue. This full-day CUGH satellite session will bring together leading experts to discuss and explore the fundamentals common to surgical and anaesthesia care worldwide, highlighting gaps and opportunities to strengthen health everywhere, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Participants will have the opportunity to engage and contribute to this day-long session which will include panels, discussions, and TED-Style speakers.
Thanks to all of those who Participated on April 6th.
A recap along with event materials can be found HERE
CREATING SUSTAINABLE, SAFE SURGICAL ECOSYSTEMS
Main Objectives of the CUGH Global surgery Satellite:
- UNDERSTANDING THE SURGICAL ECOSYSTEM
- DEFINING THE PROBLEM
- IDENTIFYING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
- EXPLORING THE ROLE OF ACADEMIC GLOBAL SURGERY
- TRANSLATING RESEARCH TO ACTION: EXPLORING SOLUTIONS
- EXPLORING WAYS TO MEASURE IMPACT
Featured Speakers Here
Global Surgery Ecosystem: Safe surgical care for communities requires expertise in many different specialties: Anesthesia, ObGYN, Pathology, Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Trauma and Pathology and Laboratory Services are among them. This panel will also address preoperative standards as well as specialty needs. It will discuss problems, explore solutions and suggest measurements for impact and collaboration.
Surgery around the World - The Regional Context: Around the world, geographic, political, economic and cultural differences present unique challenges for scaling surgical care and defining standards for care and outcomes. This panel will address needs in China, Latin America, the COSECSA African Region and the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.
Academic Global Surgery: Collaboration between academic institutions and training programs fosters understanding, creates new opportunities for research and strengthens clinical training in high, middle and low income countries. These two panels will showcase a variety of approaches to academic collaboration from institutions and specialties. They will discuss overcoming challenges within institutions and with accreditation, as well as funding and academic careers in global surgical care.
Translating Research to Action: This session will focus on the importance of effective knowledge translation, taking recommendations and findings emerging from academic research and implementing them in a real world context.
Financing for Global Surgery: Building capacity for surgical care and research requires a broad community including industry, research institutes and development organizations. Members of this panel will share their perspectives and priorities as well as their outlook on the future of collaborations for surgical care and research.
Technology, Innovation and Research: This panel will highlight a wide spectrum of creativity in research and innovation. From Tele-mentoring to geospatial mapping; from genomic studies to new methods in educational design, the speakers will consider how technology can bridge geographic distance and can allow both basic science and clinical collaboration around the world.