Welcome to MacGlObAS

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

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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.

Opportunities & Events

2nd Annual MacGlObAS Seminar


This year's MacGlObAS Seminar will focus on developing faculty and residents understanding and knowledge around mentorship, partnership, and contextual challenges in global surgical care. At the end of this learning activity the learners will be able to:

  • Understand resources and best practices in supporting medical trainees, from pre-departure training to post-return debriefing and opportunities for institutional learning and transfer of knowledge/experience into local care.

  • Recognize common challenges in engaging in Global Surgical activities and how faculty can network and engage collaboratively in Global Surgery activities.

  • Identify ethical dilemmas, challenge of resource limitations, cultural sensitivity, and how to engage in Global Surgery activities without causing harm.

Tickets will be available September 3 at Eventbrite