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Oxford University Global Surgery Group

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We hold termly networking meetings at the John Radcliffe Hospital in the early evening to encourage wider networking from around the region, usually with a talk and refreshments after.

Our next termly event is Thursday 17 October 2019, a joint OUGSG seminar event with OxSCAR Autumn Educational Meeting, 7.00-9.00pm, Osler House, Headington

Our speakers will share about their involvement in surgical care in Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan and Jamaica respectively.





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Our regular seminars are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6.00-7.00pm at the John Radcliffe Hospital. New dates to be announced.

We would love to hear from you! If you'd like to present at one of our seminars, please contact Mr Noel Peter:


OUGSG usually presents at two Oxford University Hospitals Surgical Grand Rounds each year. 

We will next present at the Surgical Grand Round on Friday 8 November 2019, 8.00am, Lecture Theatre 2, John Radcliffe Hospital Academic Centre, with Prof Chris Lavy speaking on Public-Private Health Partnerships.

Chris Lavy

Event details:

Surgical Grand Round talks are organised by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences - find out more at


OUGSG joins with Global Surgery groups in London and Birmingham for a bimonthly GASOC Journal Club organized by registrars to discuss the latest in global surgery and anaesthesia related papers. Dates of next meeting will be posted here.


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Next Journal Club date TBC



We recently held the second Oxford Global Surgery Course, 9-13 September 2019.

Our 2020 dates will be announced here. Please email to be added to the mailing list for this.

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OUGSG Termly Meeting, Tuesday 2 July 2019

1. Dr Sudha Jayaraman: “A global surgery career and thoughts on the future”  

2:  Dr Andrew Ferguson: Gaza: a health system stumbling from crisis to catastrophe


OUGSG at Surgical Grand Rounds, 31 May 2019

1. Dr Anita Makins, 'FGM: a global perspective'

2. Dr Katy Newell-Jones, ‘Medicalisation of female genital cutting: decision making dilemmas and competing priorities’


OUGSG Termly Meeting: Thursday 28 March 2019

1. Trauma Care in Laos: The unintended consequences of short training courses: Rebecca Inglis

2. A "Useful(?) Idiot" Goes to Syria: Tony Jefferis

3. Poetry for Peace - The Cracked Jug: Shakira Morar


Oxford Surgical Grand Rounds: Friday 1 March 2019

Title: ‘Innovations to improve outcome and patient safety in low and middle income countries’. Speakers: Professor Shafi Ahmed (Associate Dean at Barts and the London Medical School) and Ms Sarah Kessler (Producer of award-winning documentary ‘The Checklist Effect’)


Oxford University Global Surgery Course, 10-14 September 2018

This 5-day course is for health professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of current developments in global surgical and anaesthesia, who would like to explore ways of further involvement in training, research and surgical systems strengthening and potential global surgery career pathways.

Information about the recent 2018 course here - dates for 2019 to be announced.


GASOC Conference, 14 September 2018

OUGSG is co-hosted the 2018 GASOC conference on Friday 14 September at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, in conjunction with the last day of the Oxford Global Surgery Course. Find out more here.


Oxford Global Surgery Networking Meeting

Thursday 7 June 2018, 6-7pm, Shobhana Nagraj of the George Institute, “Technology Implementation in Healthcare in Low and Middle Income Settings” & Robin Youngs, Consultant Otolaryngologist and UK Lead for Global ENT, "Deafness: the  global burden,  with special reference to  Nepal and Myanmar”. 


Surgical Grand Rounds

Friday 18 May 2018: Ms Shannon Gunawardana, Ms Kathryn Ford and Prof Kokila Lakhoo, 'Global Surgery: Paediatric Surgical Team'. See video here on YouTube.




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