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Bethune Round Table – June 1-3, 2017

The Bethune Roundtable is an annual interdisciplinary meeting hosted at a Canadian academic centre to discuss challenges and solutions to improving surgical care to underserviced and marginalized patients.  The objective of BRT is to bring together health professionals from across disciplines to share their experiences in delivering safe surgery in low-resource settings.

The University of Ottawa is pleased to bring the Bethune Roundtable to Ottawa in 2017.  We are excited to bring everyone to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in our Nation’s Capital.  The theme for the 2017 conference is Evidence Based Global Surgery – Advancing Education, Research, and Advocacy.  We hope to highlight the importance of using evidence to guide our initiatives, and to encourage research on Global Surgery.


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Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

Incredibly, it has been estimated that 67% of the world’s population does not have access to safe, affordable and timely surgical care1.  Recognizing that global surgical burden of disease is substantial and growing, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery was launched in January 20142.  This video will give you an idea of some of the discussions that will be happening surrounding the challenges and solutions to improving surgical care to under serviced and marginalized populations in low- and middle-income countries.

For more information visit: The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
1Alkire, B. C., Raykar, N. P., Shrime, M. G., Weiser, T. G., Bickler, S. W., Rose, J. A., … Farmer, P. E. (2015). Global access to surgical care: a modelling study. The Lancet. Global Health, 3(6), e316–e323. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(15)70115-4
2Meara, J. G., Hagander, L., & Leather, A. J. M. (2015). Surgery and global health: a Lancet Commission. The Lancet, 383(9911), 12–13. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62345-4

Ottawa 2017

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