April 27, 2015 

Hosted at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, UK

 

The inagural launch of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery was held in London on April 27, 2015 at the Royal Society of Medicine. The launch event focused on the presentation and discussion of the commission’s initial findings and recommendations.

 

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

 

 

 

Session I

Introductions and Welcome
Speaker 
B Sethia and Richard Horton (video

 

Global Surgery – facing the facts

Speaker  Andy Leather (powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session II

Health systems strengthening and surgery
Chair
 Justine Davies
Speaker 
Nobhojit Roy
Panelists 
Lola Dare, David Watters, Ed Kelley, Mit Phillips (powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session III 

Human resources for global surgery
Chair 
Lars Hagander
Speaker 
Emmanuel Ameh
Panelists 
Martin Smith, Pankaj Jani, Wayne Morriss, Meena Cherian (powerpoint and video)

 

 

Summary of morning’s discussion
Speaker
 Atul Gawande (video)

 

 

Commission Modeling
Speakers
Nakul Raykar and Blake Alkire – Key Message 1 (powerpoint and video)


Thomas Weiser, Steve Bickler and John Rose – Key Message 2 (powerpoint and video)
 

Mark Shrime – Key Message 3 (powerpoint and video)


Stephane Verguet – Key Message 4 (powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session IV

Financing implications for global surgery
Chair
 John Meara
Speaker
 Gavin Yamey
Panelists
 David Evans, Haile Debas, David Nicholson, Melanie Walker (powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session V 

Information management and global surgery metrics
Chair
 Andy Leather
Speaker
 Russell Gruen
Panelists
 Srinath Reddy, Steve Bickler, Emmanuel Makasa, Kelly McQueen (powerpoint and video)

 

 

Session VI 

From commission to action: taking the results of the commission forward
Chair
 Chris Lavy
Speaker
 Atul Gawande
Panelists
 Jaymie Henry, David Barash, Chris Whitty, Julian Gore-Booth, Robert Lane (video)

 

 

Summary and concluding remarks
Speaker
 John Meara
(powerpoint and video)

 

  

Inaugural Launch, April 27 2015
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