We are engaging providers of surgical care around the world

GICS wants to engage providers of surgical care throughout the world, and we welcome you to join our efforts.  We try to gather members every 1-2 years, but the bulk of our work is accomplished through the various committees and working groups between our meetings.  Annual membership dues are used to defray costs and to help subsidize travel for low- and middle- income members to attend our meetings.  Dues vary by where you work.

High-Income Physician

$100 / year

Low- and Middle- Income Physician

$25 / year

Dues will be waived upon request if there is a financial hardship. Contact GICS if you would like an exemption.

Nurse, Student, Trainee, or other Provider

$10 / year

Dues will be waived upon request if they are a financial hardship. Contact GICS if you would like an exemption.


Dependent on annual budget

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Dues will be waived upon request if there is a financial hardship.

Email us at if you wish to join GICS or if the dues are prohibitive and you would like an exemption.


Join a GICS working group or committee​

GICS strives to provide opportunities for all members to take ownership and contribute to the areas of children’s surgery about which they are passionate. Please take a look at the list of working groups below, and email GICS if you are interested in becoming involved with any of the groups.

Anesthesia Facilitated by Zipporah Gathuya

Cardiac Surgery Facilitated by Bistra Zheleva and Eltayeb Ahmed

Congenital Anomalies Facilitated by Tahmina Banu

Critical Care Facilitated by Rashmi Kumar

Dental/Oral Surgery Facilitated by Sunday Ajike

Family Support Facilitated by Corne de Vos

General Surgery Facilitated by Basil Leodoro

Neurosurgery Facilitated by Anthony Figaji

Nursing Facilitated by Olubunmi Lawal-Aiyedon

Oncology Facilitated by Hafeez Abdelhafeez


Orthopedic Surgery Facilitated by Vrisha Madhuri

Otolaryngology Facilitated by Shazie Peer

Pediatric General Surgery Facilitated by Dr. Dennis Mazingi

Plastic Surgery Facilitated by Peter Nthumba

Radiology Facilitated by Cicero Silva

Trauma Surgery Facilitated by Abdelbasit Ali

Urology Facilitated by Bankole Rouma

Advocacy and Policy Facilitated by Lubna Samad

Infrastructure and Standards Facilitated by Emmanuel Ameh

Research Facilitated by Dan Poenaru and Vrisha Madhuri

Education Facilitated by Sabina Saddiqui, Phyllis Kisa

Website and Communications Facilitated by Marilyn Butler

Partnerships and Organizations Facilitated by Richard Stewart

Publications Facilitated by Udo Rolle


Help our cause

Funds will be used to support our partnerships and to bring surgeons from low- and middle-income countries to our meetings so their voices are heard.

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