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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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November Research Webinar

November 12, 2019

Time: EST– 9:00am (09:00)  WAT – 3:00 pm (15:00)  EAT – 5:00 pm (17:00)  GMT – 2:00 pm (14:00)  PT – 6:00 am (06:00)  CT – 8:00 am (08:00)

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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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December Research Webinar

December 10, 2019

Time: EST– 9:00am (09:00)  WAT – 3:00 pm (15:00)  EAT – 5:00 pm (17:00)  GMT – 2:00 pm (14:00)  PT – 6:00 am (06:00)  CT – 8:00 am (08:00)

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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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March 2020

GICS Quarterly Online Meeting

March 5, 2020

Agenda: Summary of GICS IV Tasks ahead from GICS IV Reports from Committee Chairs WHO booklet NSOAPs

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April 2020

Quarterly Online Meeting

April 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST

Agenda Summary of GICS IV with onward tasks identified (Marilyn Butler, Doruk Ozgediz) Update on WHO booklet, with outline and future assignments (Steve Bickler) Summary of Birth Defects Conference in Sri Lanka (Tahmina Banu) Update on inclusion of children in NSOAP planning with PGSSC (Sarah Greenberg, Keith Oldham) Meeting URL https://bluejeans.com/2054094365?src=join_info Meeting ID 205 409 436 5 Want to dial in from a phone? Dial one of the following numbers: +1.888.748.9073 (United States(Primary)) +1.844.540.8065 (United States(Primary)) +1.408.419.1715 (United States(San Jose)) +1.408.915.6290…

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May 2020

American Pediatric Surgical Association Global Surgery Workshop

May 17, 2020

The APSA Global Surgery Committee would like to invite you to join us for a post-meeting workshop on Sunday, 17 May 2020.  The course will feature didactic sessions on the different models of global engagement, available APSA resources, and discussion of clinical scenarios that are commonly encountered in low- and middle-income countries. Additionally, there will be an interactive panel discussion on structuring a career in global surgery. The course is FREE with conference registration. Click here for more information.

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June 2020

GICS Action Planning Forum: Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Surgery

June 4, 2020

15:00 - 16:30 BST (London UK time) The current pandemic threatens to divert valuable resources from children’s surgery to other pressing public health and clinical priorities. We ask our colleagues from around the world what the biggest challenges they are facing or have faced with regard to the safe and timely delivery of children’s surgical care, and what GICS can do to help. Meant to be a brainstorming session to guide further action, 2-minute “lightening presentations” will allow time for…

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July 2020

Plans for Action: Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Surgery

July 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST

As the current pandemic threatens to divert valuable resources from children’s surgical care to other pressing public health and clinical priorities, the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery sought input from colleagues worldwide on what were the biggest challenges facing them and what GICS could do to help.  In this follow-up session, we discuss proposed interventions with our panelists. Click here for more information.  Click here to register.

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September 2020

Oxford Global Surgery Course

September 14, 2020 - September 18, 2020

Traditionally surgery has been taught as a technical and practical specialty; however this short course takes a completely different approach and looks at the provision of surgical services at a global level.  The term 'Global Surgery' in this course encompasses all related specialities including obstetrics, gynaecology and anaesthesia/critical care. This five-day course, run by Oxford University Global Surgery Group, is suitable for those in all disciplines interested in global surgery, anaesthesia and obstetrics. The course comprises presentations, discussions and seminars looking at major…

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February 2022

GICS 2022 Webinar

February 19, 2022 - February 20, 2022

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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