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 can be found on this page.
2021-2022 Research Seminar
September 9: Perceptions of "Global Surgery": The use of online surveys, with Betel Yibrehu and Ulrick Sidney Kanmounye
October 14: The Financial Risk of Surgery: The use of tools to assess expenditure, with Juliet Okoroh and Geoffrey Anderson
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.
Yibrehu B, et al. "Ethical Considerations Regarding Global Surgery Experiences in Canadian General Surgery Residencies: A Preliminary Discussion" 2021 Feb 4. Journal of Surgical Education.
Kanmounye U, et al. "Exploring the knowledge and attitudes of Cameroonian medical students towards global surgery: A web-based survey." 2020 Apr 30. PLoS One.
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.
Okoroh J, et al. "Does insurance protect individuals from catastrophic payments for surgical care? An analysis of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme at Korle-Bu teaching Hospital" 2020. BMC Health Services Research.
Anderson G, et al. "Out-of-pocket payment for surgery in Uganda: The rate of impoverishing and catastrophic expenditure at a government hospital." 2020 Apr 30. PLoS One.