Department of Surgery


This free two-day virtual event highlighted the importance of partnership among professionals of all backgrounds and cultures to ensure safe surgical care globally.

This symposium on March 6 and 7, 2021 featured:

  • Panel discussions with international surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and researchers
  • Student panels and a judged virtual poster session
  • Keynote Speaker: Robert Riviello, MD, MPH, Director of Global Surgery Programs, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Up to 9.0 continuing medical education and continuing dental education credits were available to registrants. Learn more about CME and CDE.

All presentations were recorded and are now available below!

Schedule of Events

March 6, 2021 (9:00 - 15:00 EST)

9:00-9:55: Keynote Address: Robert Riviello, MD, MPH, Director of Global Surgery Programs, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Keynote Recording

10:00-10:55: Locally Global: A panel exploring collaboration in rural perioperative care

Locally Global Recording

11:00-11:55: Interprofessional Collaboration in Maternal Health

Maternal Health Recording

12:00-12:25: Break & Networking 

12:30-13:25: Interprofessional Collaboration in Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology Recording

13:30-14:25: Interprofessional Collaboration in Trauma 

Trauma Recording

14:30-15:00: Networking

March 7, 2021 (9:00 - 15:00 EST)

9:00-9:55: Trainee Panel Presentations

Trainee Recording

10:00-11:55: Poster Session

Poster Session Recording

12:00-12:25: Break & Networking 

12:30-13:25: Careers & Fields across Professions in Global Surgery 

Careers & Fields Recording

13:30-13:25: Closing Remarks and Awards 

Closing Remarks Recording

14:30-15:00: Networking

Poster Session

Presenting abstracts from students, trainees, and faculty on the following topics in global perioperative health:

  • Case study
  • Research
  • Education
  • Clinical Service
  • Out of the box

Peruse accepted abstracts by clicking the button below. 

This symposium is supported in part by Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Funds from the Emory School of Medicine.