Our annual meeting is an opportunity to move forward with the agenda of fostering sustainable, safe and cost effective surgical interventions through education, training, research and collaboration with nonprofit organizations committed to surgical delivery.
Holly A. Muir, MD Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center
Kelly McQueen, MD, MPH Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology Director of Vanderbilt Anesthesia Global Health & Development Affiliate Faculty, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2013 Call for Abstracts The ASAP Program Committee invites papers of high quality in the areas of global anesthesia, surgery, obstetrics, burden of disease and other related public health topics. Abstract submissions are reviewed for scientific content, logical presentation, and current interest of the topic to the global health community.
Abstracts should be submitted to Bridget Long (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5PM, August 15th, 2013. All submitted abstracts should report new information not previously published or presented at a national or international scientific meeting.
You will be notified by August 1st, 2013 whether your poster has been accepted. Email with poster session details will follow. Individuals submitting abstracts that are accepted agree to attend the meeting and present their abstract as a poster as scheduled by the Program Committee.
All abstracts should include the following:
Background: a concise statement of the issue under investigation or a hypothesis
Methods: the experimental methods used (including the statistical analyses employed)
Results: specific findings
Conclusions: a summary of findings that are supported by your results (statistical analyses used to support the conclusions, where appropriate, should be included)
Title: Titles are limited to 150 characters (this includes spaces).
Authors: Authors’ names should be typed in upper- and lowercase letters (please do not use all capital letters). Use first name and last name. The author presenting the paper must be designated. There is a limit of 10 authors per abstract.
Affiliations: Each author should be listed by institution, city, state and country.
Abstract Body: Abstracts are limited to 2,500 characters (this includes spaces). If your abstract includes tables or graphics, please save them as either JPEGs or GIFs. Tables embedded as JPEGs or GIFs do NOT count toward the character limit. Your abstract, including images and tables, must fit on one page.
Other events of interest:
International Surgical Week | August 25th – 29th, 2013 | Helsinki, Finland | website
Below you will find a list of themes and topics to be discussed during this year’s ASAP meeting. Our program includes a combination of workshops, keynote addresses, mini presentations and networking opportunities.
Lectures and Workshops
Metrics for Emergency and Essential Surgery
Building Sustainable Partnerships
Surgical Delivery and Outcomes
Pre Hospital Systems of Care
Developing Global Health Programs at a University
Surgical Safety Checklist Implementation
Operations Research: Pediatric Surgery Network
Ethical Considerations in Global Health Programs
Global Surgery Rotations Abroad
Pain Management – low-income pain issues
Austere Anesthesia – building on the first American Course
Family Medicine: addressing the Global Burden of Medical and Surgical Disease
Cancer care and control in developing countries
List of Confirmed Speakers:
Victor J. Dzau, MD James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Global Health and Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University
Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Patricia J. Numann, M.D. SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Lloyd S. Rogers Professor of Surgery President, American College of Surgeons 2011-2012
Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Marilyn W. Butler, MD, MPhil Clinical Professor of Surgery Oregon Health and Science University
Michael H. Merson, MD Founding Director Duke Global Health Institute
Kim Lyerly George Barth Gellar Professor of Cancer Research Professor of Surgery Duke University
James C. Cusack, Jr., MD Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Director, Division of Surgical Oncology Laboratoreis
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS Professor of Surgery and Health Services, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, American College of Surgeons
Miliard Derbew MD. FRCS. FCS – ECSA Associate Professor of Surgery Consultant Paediatric Surgeon Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine Ethiopia
Michael Cotton, MA (Oxon), FRCS (Eng), FACS, FCS (ECSA), FMH (Switzerland) Médecin Associé, Service des Urgences Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland ICES (International Collaboration on Essential Surgery): its vision and scope. (formerly Founding Professor of Clinical Practice, National University of Science & Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe).
Roger Goucke FANZCA, FPMANZCA Clinical Associate Professor Pain Medicine University of Western Australia Pain Management – Teaching and Practice in Low and Middle Income Countries
Noemi “Mimi” Doohan MD, PhD Family Physician, Director of Family Medicine Inpatient Service Eisenhower Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program George and Julia Argyros Health Center La Quinta, CA
Angela Enright, OC, MB, FRCPC Clinical Professor of Anesthesia, University of British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada
Theodore N. Pappas, MD Distinguished Professor of Surgical Innovation & Interim Chairman, Department of Surgery, Chief, Division of General & Advanced GI Surgery Vice Dean for Medical Affairs, School of Medicine
Mark F. Newman, MD Merle H. Harmel Professor and Chairman Department of Anesthesiology Duke University Medical Center
David E. Matthews, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery Indiana University School of Medicine
John L. Tarpley, MD Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN.
Samuel R. G. Finlayson, MD, MPH Kessler Director, Center for Surgery & Public Health Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Anthony M. Roche, MB ChB Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Dr. Moshi Ntabaye Executive Director Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center Tanzania
Dr. John Bartlett Professor, Medicine and Global Health Co-Director, The Center for AIDS Research Associate Director for Research, Duke Global Health Institute School of Medicine
Anthony Charles MD,MPH,FACS Associate Professor of Surgery UNC School of Medicine Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina
Thomas S. Ivester, MD, MPH Associate Professor Maternal-Fetal Medicine UNC School of Medicine