Global Health Care for Surgeons: Providing Safe Surgery and Competent Care in Low Resource Countries Sat, Oct 22

While traditional "mission surgery" organizations have focused on bringing outside surgeons and supplies to low-resource countries for short-term interventions, the model for charitable surgical organizations is now shifting to the training of local surgeons and building of local facilities to support long-term sustainable surgical services. This talk will further explore the evolution of surgical services and efforts to build safe, quality surgical capacity in low-resource countries against the backdrop of larger global health initiatives. A didactic session followed by the opportunity for questions and discussion.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the challenges of providing surgical services to low income countries and discuss the current international guidelines for providing safe surgical care in these countries .

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Subject to change