May 24-27, 2018  |  6:00pm - 3:00pm
Department of Surgery

Bethune Round Table 2018



Thursday, May 24th, 2018

6:00-9:00 PM

Opening Reception




Charbonnel Lounge

St. Michael's College

Friday, May 25th, 2018

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Conference Centre Atrium

Women’s College Hospital

8:30-9:00 AM

Opening Remarks



Dr. Andrew Howard, Conference Chair

Dr. James Rutka, RS McLaughlin Chair

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto


9:00-10:00 AM

Ab Guha Keynote Lecture



Dr. Emmanuel Makasa

Counsellor-Health, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations

Surgical care and the SDGs: from international goals to national action”

10:00-10:30 AM

Coffee Break


10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Abstract Session 1

LMIC Travel Award Scholars


12:00 – 12:15 PM

Poster Session Introduction


12:15-1:00 PM



1:00-2:00 PM

Keynote Lecture



Dr. Robert Riviello

Global Surgery Programs Director, BWH

Center for Surgery & Public Health

Harvard Medical School

“Building longterm training partnerships in global health”

2:00-3:00 PM

Special Sessions 1&2- Breakout



Session A: Panel TBD

From workforce crisis to workforce planning: models for training & retaining in under-resourced communities


Session B: Panel TBD

Can technology transform how we teach, research and deliver surgical care in under-resourced settings?

3:00-3:30 PM

Coffee Break


3:30-5:00 PM

Abstract Session 2



Paper sessions / Rapid fire session


5:00-5:15 PM

Day One Synthesis


Saturday, May 26th, 2018

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Conference Centre Atrium

Women’s College Hospital

8:30-9:30 AM

Keynote Lecture



Dr. Faith Muchemwa

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

University of Zimbabwe

Chair, Women in Surgery Africa

“Training for a career in surgery, science & global health”

9:30-10:30 AM

Abstract Session 3



LMIC Travel Award Scholars


10:30-11:00 AM

Coffee Break


11:00-11:45 AM

CNIS Annual Lecture



Dr. Jan Christilaw

CNIS Director of Womens Health

Addressing global inequity: Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

11:45-12:00 PM

Poster Session Introduction


12:00-12:45 PM




Concurrent poster sessions


12:45-1:45 PM

Special Session 3



Fellow, resident and student representatives


“The role of trainees in advancing Global Surgery”

1:45-2:30 PM

Keynote – Global Anesthesia



Speaker TBD


2:30-3:00 PM

Coffee Break


3:00-4:00 PM

Abstract Session 4



LMIC Travel Award Scholars


4:00-5:00 PM

Special Session 4



Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs

Chairs from OBGYN, Anesthesia

“The next 10 years: envisioning Canada’s contribution to global surgical education”

5:00-5:15 PM

Closing Remarks



Dr. Andrew Howard




6:00-9:00 PM

Conference Banquet



Speaker: Katerina Atanassova

Senior Curator, National Gallery of Canada, Canadian and Indigenous Galleries

Location: The Faculty Club


“Curating Canadian art history”


Sunday, May 27th, 2018


09:00AM – 3.00 PM

Workshop 1



“Young Leaders in Global Surgery: a Development Workshop”

Target audience: junior faculty, residents/trainees, students


09:00AM – 3.00 PM

Workshop 2



“Setting up an educational partnership in Global Surgery”

Target audience: faculty, educators