The Global Surgery Conference 2018

Preliminary Program

Day 1, October 4th
Time Title Speaker
08.30-08.40 Welcome note from the Scientific and Student organising committee
08.40-09.00 Opening of the meeting Rektor Ole Petter Ottersen
09.05-09.35 Keynote lecture Roy Nobhojit, India
09.40-11.00 Promoting surgery globally for equitable health Moderator: Jenny Löfgren and Gustaf Drevin
Surgical priority areas and pushing the agenda forward Lars Hagander, Sweden
Advocacy, policy making and the role of national and international organisations - examples from the WHO and SIDA Anders Nordström, Sweden
Reversed innovation - how inventions and practices in low an middle income countries can be implemented in high income countries Jessica Beard, USA
The Herculean task of combatting groin hernia - examples from West Africa Jessica Beard, USA
11.00-11.20 Coffee Break
11.20-12.20 Surgical Safety - in the international setting Moderator: Tomas Gustafsson
The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist - a job still ongoing Thomas Weiser, USA
Novel antibiotics for treatment of surgical infections caused by resistant pathogens - is the pipeline really running dry? Christian Giske, Sweden
Surgical reconstruction after infection and trauma when resources are scarce Petra Peterson, Sweden
13.30-14.30 Oral Presentations 1 - Junior Researchers Moderator: Hampus Holmer, Sweden
War wound research in Jordan and Iraq Andreas Älgå
Implementation of an international standardized set of outcome indicators in pregnancy and childbirth in Kenya: Utilizing mobile technology to cellect patient-reported outcomes Lina Roa
Assessing social determinants of health-seeking behavior for delivery among pregnant women in Malawi: A latent class analysis Rachel Yorlets
Understanding Tanzania's task-sharing system: a survey of surgical training and experience of associate clinicians compared to medical officers Shilpa Agarwal
Doctor or non-doctor for groin hernia repair? - A randomized clinical trial in Sierra Leone Hertta Kalsi
Groin hernia in Uganda - practices and volumes of surgery Alphonsus Matovu
14.30-14.50 Poster tour and coffee
14.50-16.10 Oral Presentations 2 - Comprehensive Research Programs Moderators: Rebecka Hultgren and Gustaf Drevin
Surgical Capacity building in West Africa by CapaCare/NTNU Håkon Bolkan, Norway
Global Surgery Programme Stockholm Jenny Löfgren, Sweden
WHO collaborating Centre for research and research training in Human Reproduction Annette Aronsson, Sweden
Data collection or service provision? Developing research capacity in low resource and disaster settings and the challenge of remaining relevant Johan von Schreeb, Sweden
16.20-17.20 Global Surgery and Education - from student to professor Moderator: Helen Sinabulya and Lin Sadi
Building an international career to leading positions in practice and academia - a paediatric surgery perspective Tahmina Banu, Bangladesh
Undergraduate studies in global surgery - a success worth spreading? Sofia Kühner, Poya Livälven and Nasim Johansson, Sweden
Pursuing a PhD in surgery globally - personal experiences, benefits and difficulties Margret Ajiko, Uganda
18.00- Get together at the Faculty Club, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Insitutet
Day 2, October 5th
Time Title Speaker
08.30-9.45 Ethics in Global Surgery Moderator: Stefan Einhorn, Sweden
Ethics of Global surgical care delivery and research: the Low and Middle Income Country perspective Roy Nobhojit, India
The ethics of task sharing of major surgical procedures from the Sierra Leone perspective Martha Forde, Sierra Leone
Gender equality in surgery - where do we stand? Rebecka Hultgren, Sweden
International organisations and global surgery - the Red Cross Andreas Wladis, Sweden
9.45-10.15 Panel Discussion - what is the value of a human life?
10.15-10.35 Poster tour and coffee
10.35-12.00 Surgery and its allied disciplines in the international setting Moderators: Joy Roy and Jessica Beard
Thoracic and vascular surgery in East Africa and the Middle East Michael Oketcho, Uganda
Cancer Surgery in a Global Context Anita Gadgil, India
Orthopaedics and war surgery in Ghaza Simon Östling, Sweden
Plastic Surgery and Female Genital Mutilation in a globalised world Hannes Sigurjónsson, Sweden
Anaesthesia and intensive care in Low and Middle Income Countries Jannicke Mellin Olsen, Norway
13.30-16.00 The World as We Know It - interactive session Moderators: Moritz Lindquist Liljeqvist and Antti Siika
16.00-16.20 Closure of the meeting
16.20- Nordic Network for Global Surgery and Anaesthesia meeting