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US Congressional Briefing: Surgical Care and the Global Need

  • Rayburn House Office Building 45 Independence Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20219 United States (map)

US Congressional Briefing: Surgical Care and the Global Need

May 10, 2-3PM EST
Gold Room, Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

Join us to hear from leading experts in academia, the NGO sector, private sector, and government who will share the latest findings on the global impact of this public health issue as well as cost-effective strategies for strengthening health systems and increasing access to surgical care.

In collaboration with the Congressional Global Health Caucus, the G4 Alliance and ReSurge International.

Distinguished speakers include:

Dr. Thomas E. Novotny (moderator)
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health
US Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Fizan Abdullah
Head of Pediatric Surgery, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago & 
Interim Chair of the Board, the G4 Alliance

Mr. Vince Blaser
Director, Frontline Health Workers Coalition & 
Advocacy Advisor, IntraHealth International

Dr. Kiran Nakarmi
Surgical Outreach Director - Nepal
ReSurge International

Dr. Ross "Rusty" Segan
Chief Medical Officer, Global Orthopedics & Global Surgery
Johnson & Johnson

Dr. Mark Shrime
Research Director, Program in Global Surgery & Social Change at Harvard Medical School &
Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

Ms. Asha Varghese
Director of Global Health
GE Foundation


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