Global Surgery Research Seminar
Past Events

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 can be found on this page. 

2021-2022 Research Seminar

  1. September 9: Perceptions of "Global Surgery": The use of online surveys, with Betel Yibrehu and Ulrick Sidney Kanmounye

  2. October 14: The Financial Risk of Surgery: The use of tools to assess expenditure, with Juliet Okoroh and Geoffrey Anderson

  3. November 11: Trauma Care and Outcomes:
    the use of registries
    , with Kapil Dev Soni and Ezequiel Monteverde

  4. December 9: Surgical Care and Outcomes in Africa: The conduct of multisite studies, with Isabella Epiu and Bruce Biccard

  5. January 13: Neurosurgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: surveys of trainees and providers, with Jebet Beverly Cheserem and Ronnie Baticulon

  6. February 10: Safety in surgery: Use of checklists, with Fabio Botelho and Rose Molina

  7. March 14: Accessibility in Surgery: Use of geospatial methods with Thiago Rocha and Niclas Rudolfson

  8. April 14: Accessibility of surgery: The use of geospatial methods with Thiago Rocha and Niclas Rudolfson

  9. May 12: The Burden of injuries: Systematic and scoping reviews with Marcella Ryan-Coker and Davies Adeloye

September 9, 2021

Perceptions of "Global Surgery":
the use of online surveys 

This seminar discussed perceptions of the field of global surgery, highlighting studies in Cameroon and Canada. The featured speakers highlighted their research results and dove into their experiences using online surveys as a research tool.

October 14, 2021

The Financial Risk of Surgery: 
The use of tools to assess expenditure

This seminar will discuss the risk of catastrophic expenditures arising from surgical care, highlighting studies in Ghana and Uganda. The featured speakers will highlight their research results and will dive into their experiences using tools to assess care expenditures and calculate financial risk.

November 11, 2021

Trauma Care and Outcomes:
the use of registries

This seminar will discuss trauma care and outcomes, with the use of registries. The featured speakers will present their research results and will dive into their experiences conducting studies on trauma care with the use of registries. 

December 9, 2021

Surgical Care and Outcomes in Africa:
The conduct of multisite studies.

This seminar will discuss surgical care and outcomes in Africa, highlighting the conduct of multisite studies. The featured speakers will present their research results and will dive into their experiences conducting studies across multiple study sites.

January 13, 2022

Neurosurgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: surveys of trainees and providers

This seminar will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on neurosurgical training in Asia and Africa. The featured speakers will present their research results and will dive into their experiences conducting studies on surveys on how COVID-19 has had an impact on the surgical training, as well as exploring the key factors in implementation of surveys in studies.

Recommended readings:​​

  • Cheserem JB, et al. "A Continental Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Neurosurgical Training in Africa." 2021 March. World Neurosurg. 

  • Wittayanakorn N et al. "Impact of COVID-19 on Neurosurgical Training in Southeast Asia." 2020 Dec. World Neurosurg.

February 10, 2022

Safety in surgery: use of checklists

This seminar will discuss research on safety in surgery The featured speakers will present their research and will dive into their experiences conducting studies with checklists and the challenges of implementing checklists for surgical safety. 

 
 
 
 
 

April 14, 2022

Accessibility of surgery: The use of geospatial methods

This seminar will discuss geospatial methods and accessibility to surgery. The featured speakers will present their research and will dive into their experiences conducting studies using geospatial analysis.

Recommended readings:

  • Rocha T et al. "Towards defining the surgical workforce for children: a geospatial analysis in Brazil." 2020 BMJ Open.

  • Rudolfson N et al. "Validating the global surgery geographical accessiility indicator: differences in modeled versus patient-reported travel times. 2020. World J Surg.

 

May 12, 2022

The burden of injuries: Systematic and scoping reviews

This seminar will discuss the burden of injuries using systematic and scoping reviews. The featured speakers will present their research results and will dive into their experiences conducting studies using systematic and scoping review methods.

Recommended readings:

  • Ryan-Coker M, et al. "Economic burden of road traffic injuries in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of existing literature." 2021 BMJ Open

  • Adeloye D, et al. "The burden of road traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis." 2016. Bull World Health Organ