The Future of the OR: Youth in Global Surgery
Surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia care are essential in reducing morbidity and mortality at all stages of life. In order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and achieve Universal Health Coverage, it is imperative that nations incorporate these components into their health agendas. Since global surgery has gained increased attention with the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery in 2015, a new generation is making waves in and out of operating rooms around the world.
The Harvard Program for Global Surgery and Social Change, International Student Surgical Network (InciSioN), and World Medical Association are bringing together an extraordinary panel of youth leaders in global surgery from across the globe to discuss their surgical work, opportunities for collaboration and innovation, and the future of the field. We hope this event will expose UN General Assembly attendees to the important field of global surgery and garner international support for the inspiring work being done worldwide.
Dr. Jean Wilguens Lartigue, an aspiring neurosurgeon from Haiti, and Dr. Michalina Drejza, an OBGYN resident and PhD student from Poland, will serve as moderators.
Our esteemed panelists include Dr. Hassan Daoud from Somaliland Dr. Barnabas Alayande from Nigeria, Dr. Fabiola Castedo-Camacho from Bolivia, Dr. Dominique Vervoort from Belgium, Dr. Alizeh Abbas from Pakistan, and Ms. Poorvaprabha Patil, a medical student from India.
The event will take place on 19 September 2020 at 0900 ET/1300 GMT via Zoom. It is open to the public and will be virtual and live-streamed, allowing for stakeholders and citizens across the globe to tune in.
A Zoom link will be e-mailed out 1 to 2 hours prior to the event.
For more information, including our participant’s bios, check out www.pgssc.org/unga75