The London Launch of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

On April 27th, the Lancet and The Royal Society of Medicine will host the London Launch of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.  This promises to be an engaging day filled with discussions of health systems strengthening with surgery and anesthesia, human resources for global surgery, financing global surgery, measuring accountability and change in global surgery, and transitioning from a written report to a sustainable movement for positive change and advocacy within surgery and anesthesia around the world. Experts from The WHO, The World Bank, The Lancet, various Ministries of Health and more will be participating in panel sessions on these topics, ensuring a dynamic day of discussions and ideas. The full day’s agenda can be found here. Registration for this event is now full, so be sure to follow along with our live tweets via Twitterand Facebook posts throughout the day.

The following day, April 28th, the Royal Society of Medicine and The Lancet will host a conference entitled “Global Surgery, Anaesthesia, and Obstetrics: shifting paradigms and challenging generations”.  There will be an engaging array of presentations regarding the role of research, training, and collaboration as a means of overcoming challenges and creating enduring change in the field of global surgery.  Additionally, much of the research that informed the findings of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery will be presented in an exciting poster session throughout this day.  If you are in London for this event, be sure to stop by and speak with the groups and individuals who helped make the report and a large body of supporting evidence for the Global Surgery Movement a reality.  Registration for this event is still open – so be sure to get your tickets now to take part in this exciting day.  If you cannot make it, we will continue to post highlights of the day on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

The Boston Launch

On May 6th, Harvard Medical School will host the North American Launch of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.  This day will be focused on discussing the findings of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, as well as identifying what role students, trainees, health professionals, large professional societies, media, large-scale funders, and industry can play in advancing access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia care when needed for all.  Panels of experts in each field have been created, which will be sure to generate dynamic discussions with learning opportunities for all.  Registration for this event is still open (and free!), but seats are going fast, so be sure to sign up now!  Can’t make it?  Not to worry. You can follow all of the great insights of the day on our Twitterand Facebook feeds.

Haile Debas and Commissioner Gavin Yamey. Courtesy of Lipofsky.com

The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Teaching Cases

On May 7, three of the fifteen Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Teaching Cases developed in conjunction with the Commission report will be taught for the first time at Babson College.  Babson College contributed significant efforts to writing several of these teaching cases and has graciously offered to host the event.  Additionally, nine protagonists from these three cases will join us to offer in-person perspectives on their respective cases.  We will be posting regularly on Facebook and Twitter  so be sure to follow along with us during the day.  All fifteen of the teaching cases will be published and made available on theLancet website along with the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery site.   Stay tuned for more information!

Photo taken during inaugural Commission meeting.  Courtesy of Lipofsky.com.

Report Update and Many Thanks

We are pleased to announce that The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery is now in press.  We want to thank the exceptional editorial, production, and graphics teams at the Lancet for their tireless commitment to this report and to the global movement to improve access to safe, affordable, surgical and anesthesia care when needed for all.  Thank you!

Our thoughts continue to be with all of the patients and providers battling Ebola in West Africa.

Visit our Lancet website, which contains information about the Commission, as well as recent articles and podcasts. We are also still available on globalsurgery.info as well as Twitter and Facebook.

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