News / events

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22-26 August 2022

Summerschool surgical oncology Malawi, for residents in Malawi.
Organised by NSIS, GSA, COSECSA and others.

flyer Surgical oncology summerschool Malawi 2022

11-15 July 2022

Summerschool UMCU

Global Surgery and OBSGYN summerschool UMCU 2022

19 May 2022

Chirurgendagen at World Forum Den Haag, the Netherlands. Theme: connection. 
We are happy to meet each other again, and are very proud to present to you:
Jurre van Kesteren, Taymoor Ashgar and Peter Kingham.
Connection is exactly what Global Surgery is about! Stories from Nigeria and Sierra Leone will be presented and there will be time for questions from the audience.
Chaired by Marije Gordinou and Schelto Kruijf, we are looking forward to an inspiring symposium!

flyer Global Surgery 19-5-2022

18 November 2021

Chirurgendagen at koningshof Veldhoven, unfortunately cancelled due to Covid19.
We had hoped to see you in de Brabantzaal, Thursday 18th, at prime time 13.30h
Global Surgery: imagi(ni)ng the future.
Key Speakers: dr. Peter Kingham (surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering, founder of African Research Group for Oncology) and dr. Taymoor Ashgar (UK based radiologist, training surgical residents in Siera Leone).

Stay tuned for the next opportunity!


29-31 October 2021
DTC annual conference on Global Surgery

We visited our valued DTC colleagues (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Globale und Tropenchirurgie) in Bonn. Lots of inspiring presentations by speakers from all over the world. For more interesting events, see

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15 October 2021

Looking forward to the PhD defense ceremonies of Matthijs Botman en Thom Hendriks on 15 October 2021, location AUMC/ VU Amsterdam. As NSIS colleagues we are extremely proud!
Thesis Thom: Think Global, Act Local: Burn-care in a resource-limited setting
Thesis Matthijs: Beyond short-term surgical missions

In the afternoon there is a symposium on the need for international collaboration to improve surgical care worldwide. The focus will be on opportunities for research and education in global surgery. GSA Symposium Poster 2021 FINAL

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12-16 July 2021
Summerschool Utrecht

The Global Surgery & Gynaecology summer school, planned for July 12-16th 2021, provides an overview of the topics Global Surgery and Gynaecology / Obstetrics from a worldwide perspective, with an emphasis on the G4 Alliance topics; Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia care. In one week time there will be both theoretical and scientific research sessions as well as experience based stories from experts in the field. The collaboration of speakers and participants from all over the globe, provides the opportunity to connect and learn from different disciplines and perspectives.
After successful previous editions of the Global Surgery summer school and the Reproductive and Maternal Health summer school, the two courses will join their strengths and return in 2021. Because of the pandemic this version will be an online course. Nevertheless this online summer school will provide a unique overview concerning Global Surgery and Obstetrics / Gynaecology, with an emphasis on the G4 topics; Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia care. A main theme will be surgical and obstetrical research and the collection of data in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), in which you’ll be encouraged to share your own input. A new subject this year will be global cancer, which will be discussed from both a surgical oncological as well as a gynaecological perspective. During the week there will be theoretical sessions and workshops as well as experience based stories from experts in the field. The online set-up will offer lectures and workgroups in both larger and smaller groups, providing the opportunity to connect and learn from participants and speakers from all over the globe.
The course is meant for all health care providers with an interest in global health care, i.e. medical students, nurses and doctors in IHTM as well as surgical and gynaecological specialists (in training). There will be a possibility to participate just for a daypart.

This course is a collaboration of the surgical department of the UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands Society for International Surgery (NSIS), the obstetrics department of the Wilhelmina Childrens Hospital (WKZ) and the Safe Motherhood Working party. Any questions or want to prescribe? Go to the website or contact us on

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11 May 2021
NVCO Global surgical oncology webinar

nvco webinar

Themanummer bulletin NVTG januari 2021: Global Surgery 


“Tropenarts gezocht”

Tropenarts gezocht
Artikel door Roeland Voorhoeve, 7-4-2020.

Tropenartsen springen bij in Brabant, Medisch ContactMedisch Contact, 25-3-2020.

tientallen tropenartsen

NOS, 22-3-2020.


Call for surgeons: become visiting faculty in Africa, via G4 Alliance

Our G4 Alliance member the College of Surgeons of East, Central & Southern Africa (COSECSA) is looking for support to train surgeons in their region. Specifically, COSECSA is seeking surgeons to come over to any of the 80 accredited hospitals in 17 countries in their region, for at least two weeks duration, to assist in training their trainees. Such surgeons (including those nearing retirement or recently retired) would come as Visiting Faculty to COSECSA training sites at these hospitals, which are accredited by COSECSA and by the licensing councils of each country.
Interested surgeons or organizations may contract G4 Alliance Permanent Council Vice President Prof. Pankaj Jani at for more information.