5th Annual Stanford Global/Humanitarian Surgery Skills Course
Register by January 30
The Center for Global Health and Innovation at Stanford University School of Medicine (SUSM), CA, will host a one-and-a-half-day continuing medical education (CME) course, February 25−26, 2017, on humanitarian surgery skills. The fifth annual international humanitarian aid skills course will review common conditions encountered in resource-limited environments. The course will provide instruction, case scenarios, simulation on common conditions and procedures performed in resource-limited environments. The course will offer the essential elements of tropical disease, low resource anesthetics, surgical safety, ethics, and cultural considerations in such settings. Specific skill areas that will be taught include orthopedic dislocations and fracture management, cesarean sections, post-partum hemorrhage, D/C, hand injuries, burns management, hand cut skin grafts, Z-plasty, blind burr holes, tubal pregnancy, and hysterectomy.
Register by January 30. Space is limited. SUSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Find more information about the course online. For registration assistance, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Micah Katz, MD; Katie Russell, MD; Dean Cardinale; Thomas White, MD, FACS; Patrick Reddish; and Courtney Scaife, MD, FACS
Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, November 2015
Girma Tefera, MD, FACS
ACS Surgery News, October 2015
Haile T. Debas, MD
JAMA, September 2015
Dr. Debas examines the need for an integrated response in the U.S. to global surgery in this JAMA opinion piece. U.S. academic institutions and American surgical associations, including the ACS, should drive the global effort, he says.
Mark G. Shrime, MD, MPH, PhD, FACS, and John G. Meara, MD, FACS
The New York Times, September 25, 2015
Drs. Shrime and Meara examine the role that surgery plays in the fight against global poverty. In the article, they point out that the United Nations 17 proposed sustainable development goals, aimed at combating poverty and inequality, cannot be met without improving access to global surgery.
May 18, 2015
During its 68th meeting, held May 18-22, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted a resolution on strengthening emergency and essential surgical care and anesthesia as a component of universal health coverage.
Recordings and Podcasts
In this episode of The Recovery Room, host Dr. Rick Greene speaks with Glenn Geelhoed, MD, FACS, a professor of surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, and the founder of Mission to Heal, a nonprofit global medical missions agency.
In this episode of The Recovery Room, host Dr. Rick Greene speaks with the new OGB Director, Girma Tefera, MD, FACS, about his plans for the organization to succeed and how interested surgeons can get involved in the program.
John G. Meara, MD, FACS
Clinical Congress 2015
Surgical care is a critical component of a comprehensive health care system for all countries at all levels of development. However, billions of people lack access to basic surgical services, resulting in substantial loss of life, welfare and economic output. There was a lot of interest in “The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery: Evidence and Solutions for Achieving Health, Welfare, and Economic Development” panel session, which examined the findings and recommendations from the Commission to generate discussion regarding how U.S. surgeons, surgical trainees, and the ACS can work together to help realize universal access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia care when needed. The ACS has made this webcast free online.
Clinical Congress 2015
The Open Mic session examined current efforts in global surgery with a focus on education, service, and research. Participants discussed the framework of surgical resident education in global health, surgical services provided by ACS Fellows around the world, and research investigating the world burden of surgical disease.