May 6, 2015 

Hosted by Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in Boston, MA, USA

 

The North American launch of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery was held in Boston on May 6, 2015. The focus of this launch was the high-income country response to improving global surgical and anesthesia care.

 

The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Speaker, moderator, and panelist biographies can be found here.

Powerpoint presentations and video from the event can be found below.

 

 

Session I

Keynote Address – From the facts to the future
Speaker 
– Jim Kim

(Launch video and video address)

 

 

Session II  

Presentation – Global Surgery 2030:  Evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development 
Speakers 
John Meara, Justine Davies

(powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session III  

Presentation – Workforce, training, and education for global surgery
Speaker 
 Lars Hagander

(powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session IV

Panel – The role of colleges, academic medical centers, and hospitals
Panelists 
Fizan Abdullah, Robert Riviello, Gary Gottlieb, David Hoyt, Vanda Amado
Moderator 
Andy Leather

(powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session V

Panel – The role of residents, fellows, and training programs
Panelists 
Adil Haider, Craig McClain, John Tarpley, Ainhoa Costas-Chavarri, Louis-Franck Télémaque
Moderator 
Haile Debas

(powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session VI

Panel – The role of students and schools
Panelists 
Julio Frenk, Robert Taylor, Mack Cheney, Lars Hagander, Sarnai Erdene
Moderator 
Paul Farmer

(powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session VII

Panel – The role of industry 
Panelists 
Stephen Rudy, Asha Varghese, Timothy Prestero, Amber Gaumnitz
Moderator 
George Dyer

(powerpoint and video)

 

Session VIII

Keynote Address – Scaling up surgery from Cange to Connaught
Speaker 
Paul Farmer

(powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session IX

Presentation – Global Surgery 2030:  the state of research
Speaker 
Richard Sullivan

(powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session X

Panel – The role of academia
Panelists 
Justine Davies, Charlie Mock, Matchecane Cossa, Sergelen Orgoi
Moderator 
Mark Shrime

(powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session XI

Panel – The role of the press in building movements for global health:  lessons for global surgery
Panelists 
Jeff Marvin, Bridget Huber, Eric Talbert
Moderator 
Ray Price

(powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session XII

Presentation and Panel – Financing global surgery
Speaker 
Gavin Yamey
Moderator 
Gavin Yamey
Panelists 
Vanessa Kerry, Robert Marten

(powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session XIII

Conclusion
Speaker 
John Meara

(powerpoint and video)