Past Events



8-12 July 2019
Summer School Global Surgery

Win free participation in our Global Surgery Summer School in July!

By writing the best research in this contest, you win free participation and more. Prijsvraag GSSS 2019

Prijsvraag GSSS 2019

This summerschool will provide a unique overview of the topic Global Surgery, with an emphasis on essential surgical care in a worldwide perspective. A main topic will be surgical research and how to collect data in Low and Middle Income countries (LMICs). During the week there will be both theoretical and practical surgical workshops as well as experience based stories from experts in the field. In the practical workshops you will be trained in external fixation of fractures and bowel anastomosis techniques, among others.
This course is organised by the surgical department of the UMC Utrecht in collaboration with the Netherlands Society for International Surgery NSIS.



25-28 June 2019
World Society of Emergency Surgery. 6th Congress. Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

The WSES is a unique society that brings together both some of the world’s most recognized surgeons in emergency and trauma surgery, as well as surgeons facing the challenges of acute care in developing countries. WSES truly is a worldwide society.
In the 2019 edition of our annual congress we will:
- learn from invited lectures by internationally experts
- share results of latest studies presented by young clinical and basic researchers
- discus new and update existing clinical practice guidelines
Speakers will be -amongst others- Roeland Voorhoeve (NSIS) and Robert Bleichrodt.


16-17 May 2019

In 2019 staan de chirurgendagen in het teken van ECHT Heelkunde. ECHT Heelkunde vóór en over ECHTE chirurgen. Als ECHTE chirurgen staan ons uitdagingen en kansen te wachten vanuit Hoofdlijnenakkoord en maatschappelijke vraagstukken. ECHTE chirurgen nemen hierin de regie, zoals ECHTE chirurgen in complexe patiëntenzorg gewend zijn.
De NSIS zal een symposium verzorgen over ECHTE Global Surgery. Onderwerpen die aan bod komen zijn de stand van zaken van Global Surgery in de wereld, en er zal een interessante spreker over oorlogschirurgie komen spreken.

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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.

6-10 May 2019
WHO GIEESC meeting in Bangkok

The WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC) is a global forum that convenes multidisciplinary stakeholders. Established in 2005, the GIEESC has grown to include over 2300 members from 140 countries which collaborates to share knowledge, advise policy formation and develop educational resources to reduce the burden of death and disability from conditions that could be treated through surgery. The 8th WHO GIEESC Biennial Meeting is being held in conjunction with the RACS 88th Annual Scientific Congress in Bangkok on Monday 6 May 2019, to discuss progress, constraints, and opportunities related to surgery being an integral component of public health and health services for women.


17 April 2019
Refereeravond The needs of global surgery

refereeravond 17 april 2019 UItnodiging refereeravond 17 april 2019 Global Surgery

On this great occassion Peter Reemst has received a royal distinction, he is now a member of the Order of Oranje Nassau. He deserved this thanks to his work as surgeon, trainer, and surgical and educational work world wide.  We are very proud of him!

6 April 2019
AIGT course: external fixator.

The annual course for MD Global Health and Tropical Medicine (AIGT) in training about trauma care with hands on workshop external fixation. This day will be held at Amsterdam Skill Centre:
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4 February 2019

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

20 december 2018

NSIS bestuurslid Peter Reemst wordt freelance global surgeon. Zijn eerste missie betrof een uitzending naar Nigeria met het ICRC.

Peter afscheid 20-12-2018

5 december 2018

COSECSA annual meeting & scientific conference.
Kigali, Rwanda.

1 december 2018

Tropen Carrière Dag. Amsterdam.

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.
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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.

Global Surgery Conference 2018


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.

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 ( assisted learning, simulations).

31 may 2018

Van 31 mei tot en met 2 juni 2018 zal in het Okura Hotel in Amsterdam het ScarCon ETRS congres plaatsvinden. Tijdens het congres worden de meest recente ontwikkelingen op het gebied van fibrose belicht in de breedste zin van het woord. The co-hosts zijn de Global Scar Society, Scar Academy, Oscare, VU medisch centrum, Dutch Burns Foundation, Association of Dutch Burn Centres en de French Wound Healing Societies.

NSIS bestuurslid Thom Hendriks zal op vrijdag 1 juni een presentatie geven. Hij wordt voorafgegaan door AIGT i.o. Nathan Beijneveld.


24-25 May 2018

Chirurgendagen, thema Grenzen@Surgery
Mini-symposium by NSIS: Thursday 24 May, Genderzaal, 14-15h. A roadmap to global Surgery.
Mini-symposium appendicitis: Thursday 24 May, Zaal 83, 13-14h. Appendicitis over de grenzen. 
Veldhoven, the Netherlands
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chirurgendagen 2018 programma


21-26 May 2018

71st World Health Assembly
Geneva Switserland.
The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the forum through which the World Health Organization (WHO) is governed by its 194 member states. It is the world’s highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from member states. The members of the World Health Assembly generally meet every year in May in Geneva, the location of WHO Headquarters.

24 May by WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC):
WHA 71 Global Surgery Side Event May 2018
WHA 71 Global Surgery Side Event May 2018


9 May 2018

Global Health & Tropical Medicine course evening in UMCU.

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5 May 2018

InciSion Global Surgery Symposium
Leuven, Belgium
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13 April 2018

Announced through WHO GIEESC and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA):
SAFE-T Summit
London, at the Royal Society of Medicine.
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12 April 2018

Global Surgery movie night
VUmc Amsterdam, start 18.30h.  Huygenszaal, ZH 4D 111
Global Surgery Movie Night poster 2018

7 April 2018

Programma Fix Ex 7 april 2018 for AIGT (MD Global Health and Tropical Medicine)
Zaal de Waver, VUmc Amsterdam
Rinse Meester en Kees Broertjes, NSIS.
9.00 a.m. coffee and welcome. Presentations, workshop external fixation, Q&A. Drinks 4.30 p.m.

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23 March 2018

NRC article     Arts is waardevolle ontwikkelingshulp


22 February 2018

Global Surgery night for medical students, VUmc 19-21hrs. Location G513 VUmc.

2-4 February 2018

Global Surgery Implementation in Africa: international conference.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

25 January 2018

NVTG werkgroepenoverleg
Utrecht, the Netherlands

12 January 2018

Campaign ‘Into the world’, a call for attention for the MD Global Health and Tropical Medicine!

See: De wereld draait door



December 2017

Tropen Carrière Dag en boekpresentatie ‘Into the World’.

Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT) Amsterdam.

Het doel van deze dag is om te inspireren en informeren over de opleiding tot Arts Internationale Gezondheidszorg en Tropengeneeskunde (AIGT), uitzending naar de tropen en de vele carrièreperspectieven na de tropen.

Tevens zal van 14.00-16.00u de boekpresentatie plaatsvinden van de campagne ‘Into the World’.

into the world boekpresentatie


7 december 2017

GIEESC WHO conference in Maputo, Mozambique.


6 December 2017 

AIGT Liesbreukavond.

Maxima Medisch Centrum locatie Eindhoven. 19.30u inloop met koffie, 20.00u start programma, 21.30u borrel.

Programma: anatomie, liesbreuk bij kinderen, Operation Hernia, online learning tool.

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25 November 2017

NVvH Najaarsdag.

Amsterdam Theater. Om 11.10u tijdens de koffiepauze een openbare NSIS vergadering in de vide, boven de foyer.

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4 November 2017

AIGT cursus Darmnaden, wondbehandeling en peeshechtingen.

MC Slotervaart (PAL zaal), Amsterdam. 11.00u start, 13.00u verzorgde lunch, 16.00u borrel.

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collage workshop darmnaden


9 June 2017

NVTG lustrum congress 

foto NVTG lustrum congres 2017

nvtg lustrum 2017


9th of September 2016

Congress of the ICS Netherlands in De Waag, Amsterdam
A congress organised by the International College of Surgeons, about past, present and future in humanitarian surgery. With amongst others Harry Wegdam, Harald Veen, Roeland Voorhoeve and Peter Plaisier.

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19th of May 2016

NSIS session at national surgery congress 2016. Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

Chaired by Roeland Voorhoeve and Ellen Reuling.
Erik Staal: “changing the world, one life at the time.”
Judith van der Kamp: “a cardiology centre in Cameroon, dream or nightmare?”
Marije Gordinou de Gouberville: “update in Global surgery.”


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21st – 23rd of May 2016

G4-Alliance meeting, Geneva, Switzerland.

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