Global Surgery Course offered at Oxford 10-14 September 2018

GICS member Kokila Lakhoo wishes to announce a course on global surgery being offered at the University of Oxford, which will include external faculty Nobhojit Roy and GICS member Tahmina Banu.  The 5-day course can be taken for credit toward a masters degree and includes a half-day session on practical preparation for surgery in LMICs.  Application deadline is 30 April 2018.  Information can be found at: 

McGill University-GICS Jean-Martin Laberge Fellowship in Global Pediatric Surgery

This fellowship is a unique new training program for surgeons and surgical trainees from both high- and limited-resource settings interested in global pediatric surgery. It is offered in conjunction with the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS), the MUHC Centre for Global Surgery and McGill Global Health.  Activities take place at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and other sites within the McGill University Health Centre, on the McGill University campus, and at global sites depending on the individual projects and existing partnerships.  The fellowship is primarily research-focused and lasts 1-2 years. It can lead to either a Master’s or a PhD degree in Experimental Surgery. Pursuing an academic degree is recommended but not mandatory.

Fellows can select their main research topics from a wide range of available global surgical research areas, including burden of disease, access to surgical, human and material resources for surgery, global surgical training, health care policy, and others. Besides their main project, the fellows will be active participants in the divisional research team, pursuing and supervising a variety of other clinical and public health surgical research projects.

Fellows have access to a broad range of research support services through McGill University, including epidemiological, statistical, and medical librarian support. Travel to low-resource settings is optional but encouraged. The JML Global Research Laboratory benefits from several international academic partnerships through the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS).

Funding in the form of a modest salary and tuition support is available, and the fellow will be encouraged and guided in seeking various research grants and awards.

A link to the application can be found here.  Please contact GICS member Dan Poenaru for further information.

GICS IV dates announced

The fourth meeting of GICS will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa 6-8 February 2020.  Full details to follow.

GICS III Meeting in Vellore a Resounding Success

The third meeting of GICS was held in Vellore, India 12-13 January 2018, under the fine leadership of Vrisha Madhuri and her colleagues.  The meeting was attended by 110 delegates (two-thirds from LMICs) from 33 countries.  Full details to follow soon. 

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GICS passionately believes that every child must have access to safe surgical care. Our mission is to define and promote optimal resources for children’s surgery in resource-poor regions.  We do this by engaging with providers of all disciplines of children’s surgical care around the world.


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