Friday May 25th 2018: Day 1

7:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30 Opening Remarks

Andrew Howard | 2018 Conference Chair, University of Toronto (Canada)
James Rutka | McLaughlin Chair of Surgery, University of Toronto (Canada)

9:00 Ab Guha Keynote Lecture
Introduction: Mark Bernstein|Ab Guha Lecture Chair (Canada)Training for a Career in Surgery, Science, and Global Health
Faith Muchemwa | University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences (Zimbabwe)
10:00 Coffee Break

Abstract Session 1: Clinical Problems and Solutions in Global Surgery

Introduction: Omar Selim | University of Toronto (Canada)

[10:30] Implementing Ultrasound-Guided Hydrostatic Reduction of Intussusception in a Low-Resource Country in Sub-Saharan Africa
Amezene Tadesse | Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia)
[10:40] Mesh Repair Not Standard During Inguinal Hernia Surgery in Northern Ghana
Stephen Tabiri | Tamale Teaching Hospital (Ghana)
[10:50] Infections in a Tertiary Referral Hospital ICU in Rwanda
Jean Paul Mvukiyehe | University of Rwanda (Rwanda)
[11:00] Discussion
[11:15] Endoscopic Treatment vs. Shunting for Infant Hydrocephalus in Uganda
Abhaya Kulkarni | The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)
[11:25] Feasibility of Phone Surveys to Monitor Post-Discharge Functional Outcomes
Luke Myhre | University of Virginia (USA)
[11:35] Applying WhatsApp Communication to Pediatric Burn Care in a Developing Country
Alan David Rogers | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto)
[11:45] Discussion
12:00 Introduction to poster displays
12:05 Lunch
Poster Displays
1:00 Keynote Lecture
Introduction: Anna Dare | University of Toronto (Canada)Building Longterm Training Partnerships in Global Health
Robert Riviello | Brigham-Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (USA)

Special Session 1: Concurrent Panels


P1. From Workforce Crisis to Workforce Planning: Models for Training and Retaining Under-Resourced Communities

Moderator: Joshua Ng-Kamstra | University of Toronto (Canada)

  • Competency-Based Surgical Training in Low-Resource Settings
    Beau Sylvester | Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (USA)
  • Lessons and Educational Outcomes of a High-Risk Community-Based Otolaryngology Outreach Clinic
    Michael Yong | University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • South African Surgeons are Appropriately Trained for Humanitarian Surgery
    Linda Pohl | University of Cape Town
  • Training for Global Surgery: A Canadian Military Perspective from Iraq
    Mark DaCambra | Canadian Armed Forces (Canada)
  • Profiling Recent Medical Graduates Planning to Pursue Surgery, Anesthesia, and Obstetrics in Brazil
    Jania Arcia Ramos | Program in Global Surgery and Social Change

Jean Chamberlain | Save the Mothers International (Canada)
Robert Riviello | Brigham-Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (USA)
Faith Muchemwa | University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences (Zimbabwe)

Prakash Fellowship Panelists:
Faith Muchemwa, James Balogun, Samuel Hailu, Gelatew Tessema, Tihitena Negussie, Grace Muthoni, Tewodros Zerfu

[The Pink Cube]

P2. Can Technology Transform How We Teach Research and Deliver Surgical Care in Under-Resourced Settings?

Moderator: Maeve Trudeau | University of Toronto (Canada)

  • Trauma Registries in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Challenges and Outcomes Across 6 Sites in Tanzania
    Natasha Caminsky | McGill University (Canada)
  • Nothing About Us Without Us: Global Surgery Development and Advocacy Through Research Mentoring for Surgical Trainees and Providers in Resource-Limited Settings
    Luc Malemo | HEAL Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • A Geospatial and Cost Analysis of Trauma in Rural Northeastern Uganda
    Nicole Lin | University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine (USA)
  • Facilitating Access to Surgical Devices in Sierra Leone and Ghana Through Transnational Funders
    Dinsie Williams | University of Toronto (Canada)

Omar Selim | University of Toronto (Canada)
Marissa Boeck | New York Presbyterian Hospital (USA)
Mojgan Hodaie | Toronto Western Hospital (Canada)
Alexander Peters | Weill Cornell Medical College (USA)

3:00 Coffee Break

Abstract Session 2: Training Programs and Trainee Involvement

Introduction: Lee Errett | University of Toronto (Canada)

[3:30] Development and Introduction of a Learner-Driven Trauma Registry in a Tertiary Ugandan Referral Hospital
Martin Situma | Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda)
[3:40] Primary Trauma Care: A Trauma Training Course for Low-Middle Income Countries
Rashid Jooma | The Aga Khan University (Pakistan)
[3:50] Development of the VAST Course: Vital Anesthesia Simulation Training
Adam Mossenson | Dalhousie University (Canada)
[4:00] Discussion
[4:15] Development and Delivery of a Standardized Investigator Training Package for a Multi-Centre Interventional Trial Across Low, Middle, and High Income Settings
James Glasbey | University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
[4:25] Neonatal and Pediatric Surgery Across Sub-Saharan Africa
Luc Malemo | HEAL Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
[4:35] Prevalence of Burnout Among Anesthesia Trainees in Southeast Nigeria
Obinna Ajuzieogu | University of Nigeria (Nigeria)
[4:45] Discussion
5:00 Day 1 Synthesis
Evening Free time

Saturday May 26th 2018: Day 2

7:30 Registration & Breakfast

Special Session 3: Presentation and Panel – The Role of the Trainee

Moderator: Anna Dare | Resident, University of Toronto (Canada)

Student Advocacy in Advancing Global Surgery Worldwide
Parisa Fallah | Harvard Medical School (USA)
Zineb Bentounsi | Faculté de médecine et de pharmacie de Casablanca (Morocco)
Godfrey Sama | Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences (Tanzania)

  • Results of a Six Year UK-Ethiopia Reconstructive Surgical Trainee Collaborative
    Matt Fell | Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (UK)
  • Global Health Opportunities During Anesthesia Training: A Canadian Perspective
    Bethany Oeming | Schulich School of Medicine (Canada)
  • Promoting Innovation for Global Surgery Needs Among Engineering Students in Rural India
    Alexander Peters | Weill Cornell Medical College (USA)
  • General Surgery Trainees Perform the Majority of Non-Trauma Emergency Laparotomies at Teaching Hospitals in Rwanda and South Africa
    Linda Pohl | University of Cape Town

Samuel Hailu | Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia)
Claire Karekezi | University of Toronto (Canada/Rwanda)
Shambe Mutungi | University of Toronto (Canada)


Abstract Session 3: Promoting Maternal and Child Health Within Surgery

Introduction: Joshua Ng-Kamstra | University of Toronto (Canada)

[9:30] Enhanced Recovery After Surgery vs. Standard Recovery for Emergency Caesarean Deliveries at Mbarara Hospital, Uganda: A Randomized Control Trial
Moris Baluku | Mbarara University of Sciences and Technology (Uganda)
[9:40] Factors Limiting the Provision of Safe Obstetric Anesthesia
Isabella Epiu | Kenyatta University (Kenya)
[9:50] Discussion
[10:00] Assessing Social Determinants of Health-Seeking Behaviour for Delivery Among Pregnant Women in Malawi
Rachel Yorlets | Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (USA)
[10:10] Procedural Sedation in Low-Income Countries
Rediet Shimeles | Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia)
[10:20] Discussion
10:30 Coffee Break

Special Session 2: Canadian Network for International Surgery

Introduction: Maeve Trudeau | University of Toronto (Canada)

Gender & Global Health: Canadian Policy and What it Means for You
Jan Christilaw | Canadian Network for International Surgery

11:45 Overview of Bethune 2019
Abdullah Saleh, Vanessa Fawcett, and Jessica Hogan | University of Alberta
12:00 Lunch
Poster Displays
1:00 Keynote Lecture & Panel
Introduction: Massey Beveridge | University of TorontoCollaboration, Training, and Retention for Anesthesiology in Rwanda
Teresa Skelton | Hospital for Sick Children (Canada)

Patricia Livingston | Dalhousie University (Canada)
Adam Mossenson | Dalhousie University (Canada)
Paulin Ruhato Banguti | University of Rwanda (Rwanda)

1:45 Coffee Break

Abstract Session 4: Health Systems Costs and Planning

Introduction: Rajiv Singal | University of Toronto (Canada)

[2:15] External Injuries, Trauma, and Avoidable Deaths in Rural South Africa
Idara John Edem | University of Ottawa (Canada)
[2:25] The Financial Burden of Road Traffic Injuries in Mozambique
Prem Yohannan | Maputo Central Hospital (Mozambique)
[2:35] Discussion
[2:45] Rethinking Referral Systems in Rural Chiapas
Valeria Macias | Partners in Health (Mexico)
[2:55] Discussion

Special Session 4: Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs

Gary Redekop | University of British Columbia
Ivar Mendez | University of Saskatchewan
James Rutka | University of Toronto

3:50 Day 2 Synthesis & Closing Remarks

Andrew Howard
James Rutka

7:00 Banquet Dinner
The Faculty Club | Wedgwood Room | 41 Willcocks Street

Sunday May 27th 2018: Workshops

Workshop 1: Globalization in Surgical Education

A collaboration between the Bethune Round Table and the Wilson Centre Globalization Research Group

10:00am – 3:00pm
Lunch provided

The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning
Room 1 | 686 Bay Street

Intended Participants
Physicians and surgeons who are currently practicing
Physicians and surgeons who will be practicing within the next 1-2 years

Workshop 2: Developing Young Leaders in Global Surgery

10:00am – 3:00pm
Lunch provided

Women’s College Hospital
The Pink Cube | 76 Grenville Street

Intended Participants
Medical students, residents, and fellows
Physicians and surgeons who will be practicing within the next 5-10 years