uOttawa Faculty of Medicine to host this year’s Bethune Round Table on global surgery
The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine is hosting the 17th annual Bethune Round Table, an international conference on evidence-based global surgery from June 1 to 3.
Every year the Bethune Round Table brings together surgeons from all over the world to discuss the challenges and solutions associated with improving surgical care for under-serviced and marginalized populations.
Led by the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and other healthcare partners, this year’s conference focuses on the theme: “Evidence-based Global Surgery – Advancing Education, Research, and Advocacy.”
“At this year’s conference, we hope to highlight the importance of using evidence to guide our initiatives and to encourage research on global surgery,” said Dr. Yvonne Ying, Chair of the 2017 Bethune Round Table and uOttawa Assistant Professor of Surgery. “Specifically, we will focus on surgical-, obstetrical- and anesthesia- related issues in low and middle income countries.”
This annual conference is named after renowned Canadian physician Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939), a pioneer in global surgery, who travelled overseas to advance innovative approaches to surgical care during both the Spanish Civil War and the Second Sino-Japanese War. During his professional life, Dr. Bethune exemplified true advocacy for under-served populations locally and abroad. The conference has taken place annually since 2001 at various academic centres across the country.
With key partners such as the Canadian Network for International Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, the Bethune Round Table is fast becoming a leading Canadian global health forum for knowledge sharing and partnership building.
For those interested in attending, please visit the 2017 Bethune Round Table website to register.
The Bethune Road Table is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 12.0 hours. This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development.
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.