Friday, October 11, 2019

Michigan Center for Global Surgery Symposium

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Kahn Auditorium
Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB)

109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Free to the public. Please RSVP to Laura Rivard,

Third Annual Michigan Center for Global Surgery Symposium

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On October 11, 2019 the Department of Surgery, Center for Global Surgery will host its 3rd annual Global Surgery Symposium.  The mission of the Michigan Center for Global Surgery seeks to provide financial support to facilitate resident and faculty involvement in research-focus solutions for major global health problems.  The Center also seek to reduce barriers of access to basic surgical care globally through education, innovation research and advocacy.
In this vein, the symposium this year will bring together medical professionals from around the country to share their expertise’s on topics ranging from teaching global surgery; training surgeons for global citizenship: The Ohio State experience and strengthening global surgical capacity: Partnerships and tools for success…just to name a few.
Guided by the concept of “convergence science,” we feel a strong sense of urgency to build partnerships internationally that will introduce surgeons and surgical residents to new knowledge and approaches…because big leaps come from new settings and ideas.

Third Annual Michigan Center for Global Surgery Symposium

Building a Sustainable Program in Global Health

 Friday, October 11, 2019

8:00am – 5:00pm


Keynote Speaker

Abebe Bekele, MD, FCS, FACS

Professor of General and Thoracic Surgery

Dean, University of Global Health Equity



Additional Participants

University of Florida, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Duke, University of Utah,

University of North Carolina, University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University