Global Surgery Presentations

Needs Statement

Surgeons, advanced practice providers, fellows, residents, and medical students in various surgical specialties and subspecialties need to receive regular updates on advances in surgical care and clinical practices. Novel technologies and procedures will be examined as means to improve the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions requiring surgical intervention. The series aims to expand the knowledge of learners, enhance surgical skills, increase surgical efficiency, disseminate surgical best practices, and improve surgical outcomes.

Target Audience

Physicians, medical students, fellows, and residents.

Learning Objectives

Global Pediatric Surgery: Addressing the Unmet Need for the Surgical Care of Children

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • State the burden of global pediatric surgical disease.

  • Recognize barriers to pediatric surgery in low-resource settings.

  • Discuss the role of resource-adapted protocols for surgical oncologic disease in low-resource settings.

  • Review treatment strategies for Wilms tumor in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Assess the outcomes of a resource-adapted treatment protocol at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi.

  • Identify the highest priority targets for future clinical and implementation trials to improve Wilms tumor treatment outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa.


Outside the Operating Room: The Critical Role of the Surgeon-Leader Worldwide

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the inequitable burden of surgical disease worldwide.

  • Introduce the key roles of the surgeon-leader and surgeon-scientist in global public health and advocacy.

  • Demonstrate understanding of focused capacity-building efforts through international collaborations for surgical education and training.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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