The World Congress of Surgery, Obstetrics, Trauma and Anesthesia (WCSOTA) will bring together regional and international experts from the public and private sector to share the latest research, technology and innovation surrounding the global delivery of surgery, obstetrics, trauma, anesthesia and nursing.
This year's meeting will focus on addressing global surgical care challenges within the context of accessibility, sustainability and evidence-based practice, encouraging collaboration and knowledge sharing across disciplines.
The International College of Surgeons (ICS), the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and invite you to join the inaugural World Congress of Surgery, Obstetrics, Trauma and Anesthesia (WCSOTA), taking place October 16-17, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. This premier meeting will bring together regional and international experts from the public and private sector to share the latest research, technology and innovation surrounding the global delivery of surgery, obstetrics, trauma, anesthesia and nursing.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Abstracts will be accepted in the following general areas:
- General Surgery, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics
- OB/GYN and Urology
- Anesthesia and Critical Care
- Plastics, ENT, OMFS and Ophthalmology
- Cross-disciplinary Issues in Global Surgery
Highlights will include:
- Interactive Workshops and Hands-on Learning
- Expert Panels, Open Mic Sessions and Topical Debates
- Oral Abstract Presentations
- Poster Presentations
- Exhibition Hall
Day 1: Specialty Specific Streams
- General Surgery, Neurosurgery & Orthopedics
- OB/GYN & Urology
- Anesthesia & Critical Care
- Plastics, ENT, OMFS & Ophthalmology
Day 2: Cross-Cutting & Collaborative Themes
- Role of task shifting in global surgical care: Consensus or on-going debate?
- Health-systems strengthening
- Evidence-based decision making & knowledge translation
- Burden of disease
- Advocacy & health policy
- Quality of care
- Training & education
The core faculty leading the Global Surgical Initiative have extensive experience in global health projects and initiatives. Examples of notable accomplishments include:
- Decades of experience organizing and leading clinical and educational medical projects in numerous countries including Bolivia, Bangladesh, Eretria, Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zambia.
- Extensive consulting and project management experience working for the Ministries of Health of Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mozambique and Zambia.
- Leadership in WHO guidelines development, including the Women's Health Committee for Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illness (IMAI) and Integrated Management for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care.
- Health systems assessments in low- and middle income countries.
- Global disaster response experience in Haiti, Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia and New Orleans.