Upcoming events

28 september 2018

Global Surgery Amsterdam Symposium 

One World, One Standard of Care
Improving Skills in Global Surgery
Friday Sept 28, 1230-1900
Optional: 1900 dinner
Venue lab 111, Amsterdam The Netherlands

Five billion people worldwide lack access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed.  Global Surgery Amsterdam is a platform that aims to improve global surgical care by research and training projects.
By participating in this symposium, you will gain insight into several aspects of global surgery. We will discuss the potential roles for individuals and organizations to improve surgical care in low resource settings. During this symposium we focus on  training, both on the job (e.g. surgical missions, trainings programs) and off the job (e.g.video assisted learning, simulations).

29 September 2018

AIGT COURSE: Acute abdomen and bowel anastomosis & Wound care and tendon repair.
Course and workshop for residents AIGT (MD Global Health and Tropical Medicine).
Location MC Slotervaart Amsterdam. 9:00 am – 3.30 pm.

3-5 October 2018

The Nordic Countries have taken on leading roles within the global surgery movement. This will be the third Nordic Global Surgery meeting. By participating in this meeting, you will gain insight into several aspects of the field of global surgery. You will be able to meet and interact with professionals within surgery and anaesthesia from all over the world. We anticipate a progressive meeting where clinical and scientific partnerships of the future will form.https://ki.se/mmk/kalender/global-surgery-conference-2018

Global Surgery Conference 2018


10-13 October 2018

Announced through WHO GIEESC and the Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, SICOT):
39th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress
Once again being held in the beautiful city of Montréal. Abstract submission is currently open.
For additional information: http://www.sicot.org/montreal


1 december 2018

Tropen Carrière Dag. Amsterdam.

5 december 2018

COSECSA annual meeting & scientific conference.
Kigali, Rwanda.


Amsterdam Skills Centre, an innovative project by the AMC/VUmc alliance with training possibilities for national and international surgeons/ surgical residents.



6 April 2019

AIGT course: fixateur externa.

20-28 May 2019
72nd World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.