Invitation to a symposium on Global Surgery in the Year of Surgery, 2015.

Global Surgery – a paradigm shift in global health

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Year 2015 has been called the “Year of Surgery”. WHO has decided to accept surgical care and anesthesia as a part of universal health coverage. Almost simultaneously, the Lancet published several articles on the unmet need for surgery globally estimating that 5 billion people lack access to surgical healthcare. The articles also suggests ways forward to strengthen surgical healthcare globally during the next 15 years.

So, what does this mean for surgeons in high income countries like Sweden, what does it mean for surgical research and aid to low and middle income countries?

This will be the first international meeting on Global Surgery in Sweden. The formation of a Scandinavian network for all actors in the field is planned during the meeting.

Doctors, nurses, researchers, students and all those interested in the field are most welcome to a day of interesting and thought provoking lectures and discussions.

Time:September 18, 2015, 07:30 - 16:30

Venue: the Auditorium (Hörsalen), Capio S:t Göran’s Hospital,S:t Göransplan 1, Stockholm
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Invitation for print (PDF)

Programme and list of speakers (PDF)


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