The Medsin Global Surgery National Working Group (NWG) is one of several national working groups alongside collaborating with numerous external partner organisations both nationally and internationally.
Our ethos is to inspire the next generation of medical thinkers and global pioneers. Our aim is to engage them with the frontiers and vast potential of global surgery. We hope to bring together students from various interdisciplinary fields in order to explore the realities of the global burden of surgical disease whilst working towards meeting the demand.
How do we do this? We analyse and critique the best evidence, utilize our policy statement, create resources for advocacy campaigns and promote ethical humanitarian surgery in a manner that builds capacity and sustainability. All this without compromising on the need to meet the immediate burden of disease.
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The annual Royal College of Surgeons ‘Global Surgical Frontiers Conference‘ is taking place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 April 2017. This is the first time that the GSF conference will take the format of a two day conference, with this year’s theme aiming to address tough challenges for surgery – the surgical care of the young. This conference aims to inform about global surgical needs, provide information about how UK surgeons can be involved in surgical work, training and research in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), and to provide a networking opportunity for surgeons, trainees and medical students. For tickets and more information, see here.