We were delighted to be able to welcome attendees from all over the world, with possibly even greater reach than in previous years both geographically and in terms of clinical background. As faculty we loved the vibrant discussion and interaction, and were privileged as always to learn from all who attended.
Comments from delegates included:
"The diversity of presenters, students and their experiences really made for a rich and engaging discussion"
"It was an amazing course - so much more than I expected. So eye opening, inspiring and informative"
"This course has embodied the meaning of global surgery. It has brought together people from all walks of life, allowed them to all have a voice and explored how we as people can make partnerships and relationships that bring about change and equity in surgical healthcare"
"The most impactful course I've ever attended"
"I have learnt a lot. Listened a lot. I have been inspired."
The five-day online course ran from Monday 13 to Friday 17 September 2021 and covered:
- Beyond the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery: indicators of surgical, anaesthesia and obstetrics need and activity.
- Equipping the surgical workforce in an age of rapid communication
- The journey to safer surgery: the challenges to effective delivery of surgical and anaesthesia and obstetrics care
- Research driving change: the opportunities and the questions to ask
- The right people for the right job: contextually relevant task shifting
- Ethics and advocacy
- Resource allocation in healthcare systems
- Working together developing cooperative partnerships
- Working in new contexts.