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
September AGSF Meeting
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Homans Library, 75 Francis Street
Randomized controlled trials are at the top of the evidence-based medicine food chain, and better evidence is supposed to mean better care. So what do we do “when there are no data?” In this month’s AGSF, we examine 3 studies out of Benin, Tanzania, and Zambia that all attempt to test the efficacy of one treatment regimen against another. Each study has its own goals, its own rationale, and its own challenges. Together, they will guide a discussion on the challenges of conducting clinical studies in global surgery and help us reflect on our own work moving forward.
- Caronna et. al. Comparative analysis of primary repair vs. resection and anastomosis, with laparostomy, in management of typhoid intestinal perforation: results of a rural hospital in northwestern Benin
- Westen et. al. Single-dose compared with multiple day antibiotic prophylaxis for cesarean section in low-resource settings, a randomized controlled, noninferiority trial
- Andrews et. al. Simplified Severe Sepsis Protocol: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Modified Early Goal–Directed Therapy in Zambia
*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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