The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is an annual interdisciplinary scientific meeting hosted at Canadian academic centres to discuss the challenges and solutions to improving surgical care to underserviced and marginalized populations in low- and middle-income countries. In 2015, the 15th annual BRT will be hosted at the University of Calgary by the Centre of Global Surgery, in partnership with Canadian Network of International Surgery (CNIS). The objective of the BRT is to bring together health professionals from a variety of disciplines, including surgeons, anaesthesiologists, obstetricians, pathologists and nurses, as well as public health and government health workers, to share their research and experiences in the delivery of surgery in low-resource settings.
The theme of the BRT 2015 is Meeting Local Needs: Socially Accountable Surgical Care
There is growing discussion of the need for global health work to be socially accountable. This means being intentional about directing education, research and service activities towards the priority health concerns of communities and regions that governments, health care facilities, and medical schools are mandated to serve. Being socially accountable is being deliberate in providing service that is community and patient centered and focusing on local health care needs.
Abstracts now being accepted! Travel scholarships available and deadline extension may be requested.
Link leads to: http://www.ucalgary.ca/cgs/bethune