2019 Bethune Round Table

Behtune Round Table 2019
Bethune Round Table Group Shot

June 6 - 9 2019 | Edmonton Clinic Health Academy | University of Alberta North Campus
11405 - 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Thank you to all the conference attendees, planning committee members, volunteers, as well as our network of global surgery colleagues around the world for making this conference a great success.

The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is an annual interdisciplinary meeting aimed at addressing the challenges of providing accessible, high-quality surgical care to marginalized patients in low-resource settings. By bringing health professionals across a variety of disciplines together, we are able to share strategies and create solutions for improving surgical care to these under-serviced regions.

The theme for the 2019 conference is Ethics in Global Surgery. Our keynote speakers, program, and workshops will focus on providing a space for ethical reflection and discourse, focusing on how global surgery can mature and ensure that there are established terms of engagement between all our stakeholders involved in both High as well as Low and Middle-Income countries.

Programs, Events, and Workshops

Bethune Conference Program


Workshop 1 - CNIS Trauma Team Training (TTT) Instructor's Course

This is a course offered by the Canadian Network for International Surgery (CNIS) to teach surgeons, emergency physicians and other medical specialists on how to teach health personnel at the technical level to apply the principles of trauma management at centres with limited resources.

Participants will be given 7.5 hours of credit towards Royal College CME Requirements, in addition to the credit given for attending the Bethune Round Table.

Workshop 2 - ICChange - Social Entrepreneurship:

Do you have ideas for sustainable innovations to improve the quality of patient care but need a methodology to put your ideas into practice? Come join us in a Social Entrepreneur Workshop hosted by Innovative Canadians for Change (ICChange), a not-for-profit organization based in Alberta that is focused on making systems-level changes to impact communities locally and abroad.

Workshop 3 - Educational Partnerships in LMICs

This workshop is brought to you by the Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (OVS) in collaboration with the Office of Global Surgery at the University of Alberta. This workshop will take the form of an interactive round table facilitated by faculty from departments of ophthalmology and surgery.

Participants are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences in educational partnerships in global surgery and present on their lessons and experiences in the workshop.

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