CSPH’s Academic Global Surgery Forum (AGSF) provides a platform for research presentation, scholarly exchange, and literature review on topical issues in global health as it relates to surgery.
Speakers, from outside and within the CSPH/BWH/Harvard communities, are selected on the basis of their outstanding work and involvement in global health research initiatives, with a particular focus on delivering surgical care in resource poor settings. Past topics have addressed innovative research in wound care, national surgical delivery capacity, and investigations in surgical epidemiology, among other topics that can be reviewed at the archive link below. The monthly forum is attended by faculty, fellows, residents, medical students, and other staff interested in contributing to an intellectual community in global surgery. The AGSF meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM (unless otherwise indicated) in Homans Library at BWH.
Upcoming AGSF/Journal Club Meetings
December AGSF Meeting
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Understanding Cost Effective Analysis in Global Health and Global Surgery
Mark Shrime, MD, PhD
Research Director at the HMS Program for Global Surgery and Social Change
Please join us at our next AGSF meeting for a combined journal club and discussion led by our very own Mark Shrime, MD, PhD about "Understanding Cost Effective Analysis in Global Health." Dr. Shrime is currently the Research Director at the HMS Program for Global Surgery and Social Change and has been an integral part of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, The DCP3, and the Global Burden of Disease Project. He is a true expert in the field of cost and cost-effective analysis in global health and we are honored to have him share with us some insight into how to think through these analyses that we encounter in the research that we read and our own work in global health, and specifically, global surgery.
Please read the two articles below, and join us for this insightful and enlightening discussion.
- Berkowitz et. al., Aspirin for Acute Stroke of Unknown Etiology in Resource-Limited Settings: A Decision Analysis
- Gosselin et. al., Cost/DALY Averted in a Small Hospital in Sierra Leone: What Is the Relative Contribution of Different Services?
*Directions to Homans Library: Enter BWH at the 75 Francis Street entrance, head straight back past the information desk (on the left) and the Tower elevators (on the right). Turn right at the signs for the Department of Surgery. Enter the door at the end of the hall, veer left, and Homans Library will be at the end.
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