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March 2019

Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons

March 10, 2019 - March 14, 2019
Christchurch Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

PAPS sponsors 1-2 pediatric surgeons from LMICs to attend its annual meeting, as Global Alliance Partnership (GAP) Fellows.  Several past recipients of the GAP Fellowship are active members of GICS.

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April 2019

WFSA Safe-T (Safe Anesthesia for Everyone Today) Summit

April 5, 2019
London United Kingdom

Co-hosted by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), the second SAFE-T (Safe Anaesthesia for Everybody - Today) Summit will build on the success of the inaugural summit to advance the global patient safety agenda. Bringing together leaders from within and outside the perioperative team the SAFE-T Summit will highlight the importance of equity and teamwork in anaesthesia and surgical care, with a focus on perioperative safety through equity, ethics, gender, diversity and…

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May 2019

American Pediatric Surgical Association

May 19, 2019 - May 22, 2019
Boston MA United States

For the first time, this year's 50th Anniversary meeting will feature a session on Global Surgery in its main schedule.

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June 2019

Bethune Round Table: Ethics in Global Surgery

June 6, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Edmonton, Canada

The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is an annual interdisciplinary meeting aimed at addressing the challenges of providing accessible, high-quality surgical care to marginalized patients in low-resource settings. By bringing health professionals across a variety of disciplines together, we are able to share strategies and create solutions for improving surgical care to these under-serviced regions. The University of Alberta is honoured to host the Bethune Round Table in 2019 at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), located on campus at 11405,…

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European Pediatric Surgeons’ Association

June 12, 2019 - June 15, 2019
Belgrade Serbia
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July 2019

British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

July 3, 2019 - July 5, 2019
Nottingham United Kingdom

The BAPS International Affairs Committee sponsors the fellowships to bring LMIC surgeons to the UK for the BAPS meeting and for observing surgery in tertiary centres.

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August 2019

World Congress of Surgery

August 11, 2019 - August 15, 2019
Krakow Poland

As part of the annual meeting of ASAP (Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence), several GICS members are presenting at the World Congress of Surgery.  Three of the sessions pertinent to children's surgery are summarized here.

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September 2019

ASEAN Society of Pediatric Surgeons Congress

September 25, 2019 - September 27, 2019
Hanoi Viet Nam

The 14th ASPS Congress is expected to welcome over 300 delegates from Southeast Asian countries as well as hospitals from all over Vietnam, together with the leaders of Ha Noi People's Committee, leaders of the Ministry of Health, Hanoi Department of Health and media agencies. The main theme of the Congress is "Multidisciplinary approach in pediatric surgery for better result". In particular, the Congress will focus on the following areas: Minimally invasive surgery, liver and bile surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urology…

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November 2019

World Congress of Pediatric Surgery

November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Doha Qatar

GICS will be planning an afternoon session at the meeting, with topics to be determined.  As hosts for the meeting, WOFAPS (World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgery) sponsors LMIC surgeons to attend.  Full details coming soon.

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December 2019

COSECSA Annual General Meeting

December 4, 2019 - December 6, 2019
Kampala Uganda

The 20th Annual General Meeting and Graduation Ceremony of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa will be held on 4th December, followed by the Scientific Conference on 5th and 6th December 2019.  Exams precede the AGM.

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January 2020

GICS IV – Johannesburg, South Africa

January 17, 2020 - January 18, 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa

The fourth meeting of the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery has been announced. Full details to follow.

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February 2022

GICS 2022 Webinar

February 19 - February 20

Due to the pandemic, we are unfortunately unable to meet in person this year, but we are holding a webinar so that we can connect with our colleagues and hear about updates in the many GICS activities.  We plan to meet each day for 3 hours, followed by breakout sessions.  Click here to register for the 2-day event, and click here to download the full program. Day 1:  19 February Introduction:  Emmanuel Ameh, GICS Chair Updates from the Executive Committee…

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