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Global Surgical Frontiers Conference MW1

Global Surgical Frontiers Conference

We’d like to share an event that professionals interested in BFIRST might find interesting – the annual RCS Global Surgical Frontiers Conference taking place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 April 2017.

An outline of the programme is now available.

This is the first time that the GSF conference will take the format of a two day conference, with this year’s theme aiming to address tough challenges for surgery – the surgical care of the young.

The aim of the GSF conference is three fold:

  • Firstly, to inform about global needs in surgery.
  • Secondly, to provide information about how UK surgeons can be involved with surgical work, training and research in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
  • Thirdly, to allow networking for surgeons, trainees and medical students interested in global surgery.

The theme for 2017 will be focused on children and young people’s surgery because due to the fact that all surgical specialties deal with children’s surgical conditions and most Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) have a demographic breakdown where nearly half of their populations are under 16.


Early bird tickets are now available at

We will be exhibiting the ten best posters related to the conference theme. Deadline for submission of abstracts for the GSF Posters is 26 February 2017. Theme: Tough Challenges for Surgery – the care of the young. Abstracts should relate to the conference’s theme and critically address some of the issues that will be debated. Please forward your abstract or any questions you may have to . Find out more about the regulations.