Global Health Conference 2024

Global Health Conference 2024 poster

About the Global Health Conference

Global Surgery: Addressing a Neglected Health Crisis

When: Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 9:00 am – 1:30 pm PDT

Where: In-person at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education, BC Children’s Hospital and Virtual

On behalf of the Institute for Global Health at BC Children's Hospital and the BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, we present to you the 6th Annual Global Health Conference.

The Global Health Conference is an annual event bringing together a community of students, trainees, clinicians, researchers, and faculty from across health professions and disciplines to share knowledge. We hope that you will join us for a conversation on “Global Equity and Cancer Control” with conference co-Chairs Dr. Gina Ogilvie and Dr. Caron Strahlendorf. The conference will host a wide range of speakers from around the world, giving us the opportunity to re-examine cancer control from a global equity lens with a particular focus on the global cancer burden on children and women.  

Registration is FREE! Click on the button below to register. Coffee and a catered lunch will be provided for all in-person attendees.


Keynote Speaker  

Salome Maswime

Dr. Salome Maswime is an Associate Professor and the Head of Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and the President of the South African Clinician Scientists Society. She was the Discovery MGH research fellow in 2018 at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and a former lecturer at the Wits University. She is recognized as a global surgery expert, because of her research contributions on caesarean sections. She is an advocate for women’s health rights, and equity in surgical and maternal care. She is an advisor and consultant to several institutions, including the World Health Organization. She has received numerous awards for her tenacity and commitment to maternal health, and for ongoing research in maternal health.

Conference Schedule

Global Health Conference 2024 agenda

Calling all trainees!

Calling all trainees poster

Are you conducting research in global health? We are currently accepting submissions to share your work via a 2-minute pre-recorded video at the conference! [Please note that your work does not need to be related to surgery]. Submissions are due by 11:59 pm PDT on March 26, 2024.
Learn more and submit your application by clicking on the button below.

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