“One world, One Standard of Care – Improving Skills in Global Surgery”

Preliminary program

 12:30 Welcome reception

Plenary session:

  • Opening. Claire van Hövell tot Westerflier, chair of GSA
  • What happened after the Amsterdam Declaration? Pankaj Jani (COSECSA), Kenya
    Update on Global Surgery and ‘National surgical plans’
  • What is Global Surgery Amsterdam? Matthijs Botman & Jurre van Kesteren             

Interactive sessions in three smaller groups
Each session will be done three times, in order for everyone to participate in every session

Training off the job strategies:

  • Medical learning experiences
    • Omar Hertgers, Content manager MLX and Library of Global Surgery 
  • Touch Surgery, Jean Nehme, Founder & CEO Touch Surgery
  • Incision  Academy, Marian Scheer, Medical Content Manager

Training on the job strategies:

  • Doctors of the World, Arianne de Jong
  • Capacare, Håkon Bolkan, Norway
  • Interplast Netherlands, Rutger van Leersum

Personal stories on training initiatives:

  • Experiences from a surgeon, Sr. Avelina Temba, Tanzania
  • Experiences from a plastic surgeon, Einar Eriksen, Ethiopia
  • Experiences from a global health doctor, Tom Gresnigt, Sierra Leone

Plenary session:

  • The Amsterdam Skills Centre, Jaap Bonjer, the Netherlands
  • Lessons for the future, Runa Khan, NGO Friendship, Bangladesh

Drinks on a boat through Amsterdam Canals
Included in day program (reservation required by clicking here, free of charge)

19:30  Dinner at lab 111
(separate ticket needed, 35 euro, available here)


Accreditation for NVVH, NVPC and NVTG is approved!