Boston Global Surgery Symposium - March 4, 2017

GSSA members and friends at the Bethune Round Table in Ottawa, June 1-3, 2017.

Bethune Round Table - June 1-3, 2017 - Ottawa, Canada

Tufts GSSA introductory meeting in May - exciting plans ahead!

Artistic Depiction of the Bethune Round Table 2017, an international global surgery conference held in Canada each year.

Presentation of the Bogota Declaration on Global Neurosurgery to Dr. Walter Johnson of the WHO.

News & Events

Check out our calendar of events organized by GSSA and partners. In addition to our calendar, we keep our social media updated with information about global surgery news and events. Look for the ways to get involved below. 

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Recent News

Partnership for Global Pediatric Surgery Symposium

A note for the hosts at Penn State: "This year’s theme is “Partnerships for Global Pediatric Surgery,” and we will be harnessing our virtual setting to bring together speakers from around the world. We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Doruk Ozgediz, a pediatric surgeon at UCSF, as our keynote speaker. He will be joined by two of his partners in global surgery in Uganda, Dr. Phyllis Kisa (pediatric and urologic surgeon) and Dr. Mary Nabukenya (anesthesiologist). Finally, we are very lucky to have Dr. Georges Azzie (pediatric surgeon in Toronto and adjunct faculty at Penn) return as a guest speaker.  While we are disappointed that we cannot welcome you all in person, we are excited to hear from these incredible speakers and witness their partnership in action."

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Saturday, October 3 | 10AM- 1PM EST

Global Surgical Training Challenge

The Global Surgical Training Challenge aims to create simulation- based training that is low-cost and accessible to the next generation of surgeons, and you're invited to join this initiative. 


To be a part of developing new technologies in support of this goal, visit

COVID-19 News

We hope you are well and healthy during this unique time. In addition to changes in daily life, COVID-19 presents new challenges and opportunities to be engaged with global surgery. 


We encourage you to explore the resources assembled by the Panamerican Trauma Society, including weekly webinars

For more perspectives on COVID-19, listen to the GSSA webinar "Surgical NGOs in the Time of COVID-19: A Case Study from Honduras.


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The website was developed by Parisa Fallah, Roya Edalatpour, Andrew Giles, and Prachi Patel, with help from Gavin Ovsak. Many sincere thanks to Ryoko Hamaguchi for creating our GSSA logo.