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
Journal Club: Mosquito Net Mesh for Hernia Repair in LMIC's
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Please join us at our next AGSF meeting for an interesting journal club and discussion on the use of Mosquito Net Mesh for Hernia Repair in LMIC's. Recently back in the spotlight with the publication of a randomized controlled trial in NEJM this month, this is a favorite topic of discussion in global surgery. Some support the innovation and problem solving in communities with few alternatives, while others argue that it amounts to substandard treatment for those with the greatest need.
Come join the discussion, explore the data, and decide for yourself. Please read the articles below and join us on Wednesday night, Feb 10th for this insightful and enlightening discussion.
*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.
This page was last modified on 1/28/2016