Utrecht, Netherlands

Global Surgery

when 20 July 2021 - 24 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 750

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this program has been cancelled for 2020.

The Global Surgery summer course provides a unique overview of the topic Global Surgery, with an emphasis on essential surgical care from a worldwide perspective. In one week time there will be both practical, theoretical and scientific research sessions as well as experience based stories from experts in the field. The practical workshops will, among others, include bowel anastomosis techniques as well as external fixation of fractures.

After a successful first edition in 2019, the Global Surgery summer school will return in 2020. This summer school will provide a unique overview of the topic Global Surgery, with an emphasis on essential surgical care in a worldwide perspective. A main topic will be surgical research and how to collect data in Low and Middle Income countries (LMICs), in which you'll be encouraged to share your own input. A new subject this year will be global surgical oncology. During the week there will be both theoretical and practical surgical workshops as well as experience based stories from experts in the field. In the practical workshops you will be trained in external fixation of fractures and bowel anastomosis techniques, among others.

During the week you'll be working together on group assignments that will be presented on friday.

This course is organised by the surgical department of the UMC Utrecht in collaboration with the Netherlands Society for International Surgery NSIS (www.surgicalneed.nl).

Course leader

Prof. dr. I.H.M. Borel Rinkes

Target group

Surgical residents, clinical officers and residents in International Health and tropical medicine. But also surgical specialists and medical doctors with an interest in surgery are most welcome, as well as medical students with a special interest in the global surgical field.

Fee info

EUR 750: Course + course materials + lunch
EUR 200: Housing fee (optional)

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