Event Description


St Andrews Surgical Society Presents: Surgery- The Global Perspective, Feb 18th, 2017, School of Medicine, -Morning Lectures only -Tea and Coffee break provided

St Andrews Surgical Society invites you to join us for our conference "Surgery- The Global Perspective" on Feb 18th, 2017. We are opening up the morning portion of our programme to non-medical students to have the opportunity to hear from a wide variety of speakers renowned in global health and surgery. Speaker descriptions are as follows: 

Prof Eric Borgstein- Dr. Eric Borgstein is a pediatric surgeon, educator, and leader. For over 20 years, he has worked in Malawi increasing local surgical capacity through education and training. He is on the council of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern africa (COSECSA) and directs one of the few training programs in Pediatric surgery in Subsaharan Africa. Catch him in Madonna’s documentary “I AM BECAUSE WE ARE.” 

Title of Talk “Surgery in Africa South of the Sahara: A Global Dilemma?”

Miss Caris Grimes- After being born and brought up in West Africa, Caris has maintained a longstanding interest in health and disease in low income countries. She is a founding member of the International Collaboration for Essential Surgery and Links for Africa in Surgery. She has a research interest in both the burden of surgical disease in low income countries, and in the cost-effectiveness of providing essential surgical care. She works as a surgical registrar in general and colorectal surgery. Miss Grimes has also been appointed as Commissioner for the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. 

Title of Talk: “Surgery in Global Health: Not Important or Too Expensive?”

Dr. Natasha Burley- Doctor in the Highlands of Scotland with specialist interests in prehospital and retrieval medicine. She spent four seasons working as a ski field doctor on Mt Ruapehu, a volcano on New Zealand's North Island and has professional qualifications in Avalanche safety. Outside medicine she enjoys ski touring, skimo, paddle boarding, and trail running with her black Labrador Stella. Having just returned from Everest base camp working as a doctor for Everest ER she is now looking for her next adventure.

Title of Talk: Adventure Medicine: Everest Base Camp

Hope to see you there!

Note- unfortunately, the full day event is only open to medical students and has sold out.