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Oxford University Global Surgery Group


Oxford Global Surgery Group: Seminars


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Oxford University Global Surgery Group Seminars

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** We have paused our Thursday seminars for summer term 2019 ** New dates to be announced!

Join us for our regular seminars! They are open to all, informal, and usually involve a presenter and discussion.

When: Thursdays at 08.00am

Where: Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) Seminar room on Level 6 of the John Radcliffe Hospital.  

Directions to NDS Seminar Room: From the main entrance of the John Radcliffe Hospital (Level 2) go straight ahead to the main lifts/stairs, go up to Level 6, follow signs for Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), go to the end of the corridor and turn right (through double doors), then it is the first room on the left.

Updates: If you'd like to receive weekly updates, please email to be added to the mailing list.

Coffee: We usually go for coffee after seminars in the George Pickering Education Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital Level 3 - you are welcome to join us. 

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



**Our seminars will be a bit less frequent through summer term 2019 - we will announce new dates here, and via our mailing list (email to be added).**


 Past seminars:

Thursday 26 April 2018: Prof Chris Lavy, 'Children's orthopaedic services in Zimbabwe'

Thursday 3 May 2018: Dr Helen Allot, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Senior Technical Advisor,  Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health, Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine, 'My Journey to Global Maternal Health'

Thursday 17 May 2018: Dr Miranda Voss, 'General Surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa'

Thursday 24 May 2018: Ms Kathryn Ford, 'Getting involved with global health as a trainee'

Thursday 31 May 2018: Mr Tony Jefferis, 'Navigating conflict, integrity intact'

Thursday 7 June 2018: Prof David Watters, 'Global Surgery and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons'

Thursday 14 June 2018: Dr Jeanne Frossard, 'The Evolving Role of the Anaesthetist in Global Surgery'

Thursday 21 June 2018: Dr Rowan Duys, Dräger Fellow in Simulation and Education,'The University of Cape Town Global Surgery Initiative: What's happening in Cape Town and where are the opportunities for collaboration.'

Thursday 28 June 2018: Dr Issy Marks, InciSion Network, 'The Future Global Surgeon'

Thursday 12 July 2018: Mr Alex Schade, Orthopaedic Academic Clinical Fellow, 'Disability in open tibia fractures in Malawi'.

Thursday 19 July 2018: Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi, Next Generation Coaching & Consulting / UCL, 'Sustainable Development Goals - How to keep Surgery on the priority list?'

Thursday 6 Sept 2018: Mr Tim Beacon, Medical Aid International,  'The Principles and Practicalities of Equipping Healthcare Facilities in Low Resource Environments'

Thursday 18 October 2018: Mr Chris Lewis, OUH, 'Challenges in delivering disaster/humanitarian aid in LMICs'

Thursday 25 October 2018: Dr Zineb Bentounsi, International Student Surgical Network (InciSion), 'Equity in Surgery'

Thursday 1 November 2018: Rashidah Gwokyalya, 'My journey to Public Health - Uganda to Oxford'

Thursday 8 November 2018:  Sadie Bazur-Leidy, 'Global Health Initiatives of the American College of Surgeons' (via weblink)

Thursday 15 November 2018: Dr Gregory Makris, M.D, Ph.D, FRCRVascular and Interventional Radiology Fellow, Oxford University Hospitals, 'Establishing an Interventional Radiology service in Uganda; the proposal'

Thursday 29 November 2018: Dr Osaid H. Alser, MD, 'Global surgical collaborative research in Palestine'

Thursday 17 January 2019: Andrew Parker, Director & Development Economist, Imani Development, Sustainable Livelihoods & Development Strategy (via weblink)

Thursday 31 January 2019: Dr Clare Roques, Consultant Anaesthetist, 'Essential Pain Management in LMICs' & Rachael Canter, Country Lead, Girl Effect Tanzania,  'Advocacy and Global Health' (both via weblink)

Thursday 7 February 2019: Dr Abdullah Saleh, Pediatric General Surgeon, Office of Global Surgery, University of Alberta, 'Ethics & Global Surgery' (via weblink)

Thursday 21 February 2019: Dr Abdulhakim Zaggut, 'Management of Craniomaxillofacial injuries in conflict and austere environment -  Lessons learned by an oral surgeon during Libyan Conflict'

Thursday 28 February 2019: Mr Naveen Cavale, 'Medical Aid for Palestinians' 

Friday 1 March 2019: Surgical Grand Rounds ‘Innovations to improve outcome and patient safety in low and middle income countries,’ Professor Shafi Ahmed (Associate Dean at Barts and the London Medical School) and Ms Sarah Kessler (Producer of award-winning documentary ‘The Checklist Effect’).

Thursday 7 March 2019: Mr Aroop Mozumder, 'Disaster and Conflict Medicine'

Thursday 14 March 2019: Dr Katy Newell-Jones and Dr Anita Makins, FGM 

Thursday 28 March 2019, Dr Sonal Nagras, 'Surgery in the Pacific'

Thursday 25 April 2019: Dr James de Courcy, 'Primary Trauma Care Foundation'

Thursday 2 May 2019: James O'Donovan, Oxford Global Health Systems, 'Establishing a Primary Ear and Hearing Care Service in Rural Uganda: Preliminary Findings and Reflections'



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