The year is not over yet

From Bogota to Kigali to Rostock, this early December has been full of surprises! 

<Zineb Bentounsi>

On December 2nd, InciSioN was present at the BVMD (german medical student’s association) Bundeskongress in Rostock, Germany where our member Emina Letic, who is the chair of InciSioN Bosnia and Herzegovina, conducted a workshop to introduce Global Surgery to medical students attending the congress. The workshop was a success and more global surgery events will happen in Germany in 2019, we will keep you posted!

Emina Letic with german medical students 

On December 7th and 8th, InciSioN Rwanda organised a surgical hackathon at the University of Rwanda, with the support of the Harvard Program in Global Surgery and Social Change. During those 2 days, medical students and young doctors worked in teams on challenging healthcare problems and tried to come up with innovative solutions while having fun!

InciSioN Rwanda team with Dr Claire Karekezi

Then, our Rwandese members were invited to attend the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECA) Meeting that was held this year in Kigali.  It was an inspiring experience for them to meet with colleagues and senior surgeons from the continent and beyond.

At  the same time, in Colombia, our newly established InciSioN Colombia led by Angelica Clavijo were organising their first global surgery conference. They had national and visiting speakers and had the chance to cover a wide range of topics from National Surgical Plans to Obstetrical care in the context of Global Surgery.

InciSioN Colombia with speakers

Do you also want to engage in InciSioN activities? We have a couple of opportunities for you coming up this December. First, do not miss the abstract submission deadline for our next InciSioN Global Surgery Symposium IGSS2019 that will be held in Kigali on April 20th and 21st, 2019. Second, please join us on December 12th online to celebrate Universal Health Coverage Day and use the hashtag #SurgeryUHC. And last but not least, on December 16th we are opening the call to recruit the InciSioN international team for 2019. Stay tuned on our facebook page and don’t hesitate to apply. We are waiting for you!

 

 

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