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.

The Research Seminar will be held the second Tuesday of each month, from 9:00 a.m. EST to 10:00 a.m EST.


For each Research Seminar session, we identify a common theme and similar methods. Each speaker will present for 20-25 minutes, followed by a 30 minute open discussion on the topic. All are welcome; specific details and registration links for sessions are available for each individual session.

Videos of past research seminar sessions are made available online if you are not able to join us live. 

2021-2022 Research Seminar Series

  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 10: Spring break, no seminar.

  8. April 14: Accessibility of surgery: the use of geospatial methods, with Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha and Niclas Rudolfson 

  9. May 10: The burden of injury: Systematic and scoping reviews, with Davies Adeloye and Marcella Ryan-Coker

  10. June 9: TBA

May 12th, 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.

Registration Required. Please click here to register.

If you are unable to join us for this session live, we welcome you to watch a recording, which will be made available here.

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