Welcome to MacGlObAS

Collaboration between the McMaster University Global Health Office and Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Anesthesia, and Surgery

Global Surgery is "an area of study, research, practice, and advocacy, that seeks to improve health outcomes and achieve health equity for all people who need surgical and anesthesia care, with a special emphasis on underserved populations and populations in crisis. It uses collaborative, cross-sectoral, and transnational approaches and is a synthesis of population-based strategies with individual surgical and anesthesia care"

- Dare, et al., 2014, The Lancet, 384(9961), 2245-2247.



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MacGlObAS Seminar

Oct 29, 2018, 15:13 PM by David Oldenburger
Thank you for all those who attended the MacGlObAS Resident Seminar, "Globalizing Your Residency: Preparing for Success in Global Surgery" with keynote, Dr. Rachel ResidentSeminar_Oct27Spitzer from the University of Toronto, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

We had an excellent showing, including faculty, residents, and medical students - as well as the Department of Surgery Chair Susan Reid was in attendance.

Residents Drs. Andrew Giles, Heather Thomas, Nikki Hill, and Caitlin VanDeCappelle presented on various ResidentSeminar2_Oct27topics in Global Surgery, including the challenges and strategies for research, and how to prepare for a successful international elective.

Dr. Rachel Spitzer presented, "From Zimbabwe to Canada, to Kenya, and back again", with her experience from being a Medical Student at McMaster to faculty at the University of Toronto, and helping to organize the OB/GYN's partnership with MOI University in Kenya. Dr. Spitzer's keynote address can be see here: Key Note Recording

Thank you to all those attended, and we look forward to you joining us at Joint Grand Rounds in May 2019!