GlobalSurg-2: Invitation to take part in an international surgical outcomes project!

By James Glasbey | 23 Dec, 2015

GlobalSurg is an international network of surgical researchers, including YOU!

All collaborators welcome! Nurses, nursing students, midwives, medical students...please do get in touch!

**About GlobalSurg**

Our projects aim to give grass-root surgeons the opportunity to participate in high-impact collaborative outcomes studies, without the need for extra resources or funding. Our protocols are designed to ensure they are easy for local surgeons to execute. Every collaborator will be a Pubmed citable co-author on the final paper; we will aim for high impact factor surgical journals.

Our first project, GlobalSurg-1, included outcomes data on over 10,000 emergency intraperitoneal operations from 58 countries. Over 1500 researchers participated, gaining citable co-authorship.

Our 2nd international project…

"GlobalSurg-2: Determining the worldwide epidemiology of surgical site infections after abdominal surgery"

…will be running from January - July 2016! We invite you and your colleagues to participate at your local hospital. Our growing research network now includes over 3000 clinicians in more than 75 countries!

**Why get involved in GlobalSurg-2?**

- Monitor and improve outcomes for your surgical patients, guided by a simple study protocol. Available in a number of languages!
- Be part of a dynamic, worldwide network of surgeons, surgical trainees, and medical students
- Contribute to a large, international data set with potential for global improvement in the delivery of care
- Gain citable co-authorship in high-impact surgical journals
- Demonstrate research and leadership skills for future job applications
- Represent your country, region, or hospital in a 'local lead' role
- Complete free, certified e-Learning modules
- Be involved in the future design of Global randomised studies!

**Want to learn more?**

Visit our website: www.globalsurg.org
View our YouTube video: www.bit.ly/GS2-video
View our study protocol: www.bit.ly/globalsurg2
Register to participate: http://globalsurg.org/register/

We look forward to collaborating with you on this exciting international project!

GlobalSurg Steering Group

Email:
Website: www.globalsurg.org/projects/globalsurg-2/
Twitter: @GlobalSurg

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Replies

 

Yonas Girma Replied at 2:13 AM, 24 Dec 2015

I want to join this research i am working in Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital As CIRHT site coordinators

James Glasbey Replied at 7:17 AM, 24 Dec 2015

Hi Yonas,

We would be delighted to receive your contribution!

In the first instance, we recommend:
1. You take a look at our study protocol, available at: http://globalsurg.org/globalsurg-2-protocol/
2. You create a small team of data collectors (3 people), including one surgeon at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital
3. You register this team on our data collection site: https://redcap.cir.ed.ac.uk/surveys/?s=RH3khkoHaw
4. You discuss the approval of this study with your local audit, or research department, or get the approval of the surgical director at your hospital
5. You're good to go!

I would be very happy to help you with any/all steps of this process - please do email my personal email at

Look forward to working with you!

All the best,

James

GlobalSurg Team

Andongabi Kenedy Abendong Replied at 8:26 AM, 24 Dec 2015

Hi James, greetings from Cameroon.

I am a nurse working at the Bamenda regional hospital, with a good
experience in clinical research. I am more than interested to be part of
the team is it ok for me to go ahead with the process?

James Glasbey Replied at 2:00 AM, 30 Dec 2015

Hi Andongabi,

We would be delighted to welcome you to the GlobalSurg collaborative!

We currently do not have a country leader in Cameroon for the GlobalSurg project - is this something you would be interested in?
Can you contact me on so we can discuss further?

In the meantime in may be worth taking a look at our project protocol, available at:
globalsurg.org/globalsurg-2-protocol/

Very much look forward to hearing from you and hope you had a lovely Christmas!
James

James Glasbey Replied at 2:01 AM, 30 Dec 2015

Dear Yonas,

We currently have a country lead in Ethiopia - perhaps you could get in contact so you can get the project set up?
Mengistu Worku, email:

Any further thoughts?
Would be very happy to support in any way possible.

Happy new year!
James

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