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6th Annual Global Health Conference

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

About the conference

Global Surgery: Addressing a Neglected Health Crisis

The Global Health Conference is an annual event bringing together a community of students, trainees, clinicians, researchers, and faculty from across health professions and disciplines to share knowledge. This year, our focus is to bring attention to the often overlooked challenges in global surgical care, addressing issues from care inequalities to the impact of education and training on building surgical capacity. We will explore how these factors specifically affect the care of children and women worldwide. Our goal is to create an inclusive discussion forum for anyone interested in global health and surgery – everyone is welcome to attend.

This is a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual options, but of course we highly encourage you to attend in-person! Coffee and a catered lunch will be provided for all in-person attendees. Head over to the ‘Registration’ page to secure your spot.

When: Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Where: Virtual & In-Person at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education, BC Children’s Hospital

Ticket Cost: $0 – Free!


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Salome Maswime

Dr. Salome Maswime is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and the President of the South African Clinician Scientists Society. She is recognized as a global surgery expert, because of her research contributions on caesarean sections. She is an advocate for women’s health rights, and equity in surgical and maternal care. She is an advisor and consultant to several institutions, including the World Health Organization. She has received numerous awards for her tenacity and commitment to maternal health, and for ongoing research in maternal health.

How to Register:

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We look forward to welcoming you at our 6th annual Global Health Conference!





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