Global Surgery Research Seminar
The PGSSC Global Surgery Research Seminar is a public seminar series which aims to share methods and results across a broader surgery research community. Over the course of ten seminars, our goal is to strengthen general knowledge and specific skills by learning from the experience of our seminar speakers.
Videos of past Research Seminar sessions from 2023-2024 can be found on this page. Videos of past Research Seminar sessions from 2022-2023 can be found here.
2023-2024 Research Seminar
October 12th: Qualitative Methods in Global Surgery, with Ferdinand Mayer and Amanda Reich
January 11th, 2024
Surgical infections and antimicrobial resistance worldwide
This seminar will discuss different approaches to antimicrobial resistance in both LMIC and HIC environments. We will be discussing strategic approaches to target this problem
Velin et al., "Surgical Site Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance After Cesarean Section Delivery in Rural Rwanda" 2021 Annals of Global Health
Yehouenou et al., “Antimicrobial resistance in hospitalized surgical patients: a silently emerging public health concern in Benin” 2020 Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
December 14th, 2023
Record based studies to assess paediatric surgical burden
This seminar will discuss different approaches to pediatric surgical burden using archival, record based data.
Smith et al. "Waiting Too Long: The Contribution of Delayed Surgical Access to Pediatric Disease Burden in Somaliland" 2020 World Journal of Surgery.
Qazi et al., “Assessment of pediatric surgical needs, health-seeking behaviors, and health systems in a rural district of Pakistan” 2022 Plos Global Public Health
November 9th, 2023
Carbon Life Cycle Analysis
This seminar will discuss different approaches to measuring carbon emissions amongst different healthcare settings. The featured speakers presented on differences between LMIC and HIC expenditure and the future of green operating rooms.