Thursday, May 24th, 2018

6:00-9:00 PM Opening Reception
Hosted by Dr. Mark Bernstein
Greg Wilkins-Barrick Chair in International Surgery
Location TBA

Friday, May 25th, 2018

7:30-8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast Conference Centre Atrium
Women’s College Hospital
8:30-9:00 AM Opening Remarks
Dr. Andrew Howard, Conference Chair
Dr. James Rutka, RS McLaughlin Chair
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
9:00-10:00 AM Ab Guha Keynote Lecture
Dr. Emmanuel Makasa
Counsellor-Health, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations
“Surgical care and the SDGs: from international goals to national action”
10:00-10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Abstract Session 1
LMIC Travel Award Scholars
12:00 – 12:15 PM Poster Session Introduction
12:15-1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00-2:00 PM Keynote Lecture
Dr. Robert Riviello
Global Surgery Programs Director, BWH
Center for Surgery & Public Health
Harvard Medical School
“Building longterm training partnerships in global health”
2:00-3:00 PM Special Sessions 1 & 2 – Breakout
Session A: Panel TBD From workforce crisis to workforce planning: models for training & retaining in under-resourced communities
Session B: Panel TBD Can technology transform how we teach, research and deliver surgical care in under-resourced settings?
3:00-3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 PM Abstract Session 2
Paper sessions / Rapid fire session
5:00-5:15 PM Day One Synthesis

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

7:30-8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast Conference Centre Atrium
Women’s College Hospital
8:30-9:30 AM Keynote Lecture
Dr. Faith Muchemwa
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
University of Zimbabwe
Chair, Women in Surgery Africa
“Training for a career in surgery, science & global health”
9:30-10:30 AM Abstract Session 3
LMIC Travel Award Scholars
10:30-11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 AM CNIS Annual Lecture
Dr. Jan Christilaw
CNIS Director of Womens Health
Addressing global inequity: Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy
11:45-12:00 PM Poster Session Introduction
12:00-12:45 PM LUNCH
Concurrent poster sessions
12:45-1:45 PM Special Session 3
Fellow, resident and student representatives
“The role of trainees in advancing Global Surgery”
1:45-2:30 PM Keynote – Global Anesthesia
Dr. Teresa Skelton
Staff Anesthesiologist
Hospital for Sick Children
2:30-3:00 PM Coffee Break
3:00-4:00 PM Abstract Session 4
LMIC Travel Award Scholars
4:00-5:00 PM Special Session 4
Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs
Chairs from OBGYN, Anesthesia
“The next 10 years: envisioning Canada’s contribution to global surgical education”
5:00-5:15 PM Closing Remarks
Dr. Andrew Howard
6:00-9:00 PM Conference Banquet
Speaker: Katerina Atanassova
Senior Curator, National Gallery of Canada, Canadian and Indigenous Galleries
Location: The Faculty Club
“Curating Canadian art history”

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

9:00-3:00 PM Workshop 1
“Young Leaders in Global Surgery: a Development Workshop”
Target audience: junior faculty, residents/trainees, students
9:00-3:00 PM Workshop 2
“Setting up an educational partnership in Global Surgery”
Target audience: faculty, educators