BGSC Faculty and Advisory Members participate in Rounds in the UBC Department of Surgery, and other Departments. In addition, BGSC organizes BGSC global surgical rounds periodically.

Past Rounds


Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 7:00am – 8:00am

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Title: A Pediatric Surgeon’s Perspective on Providing Surgical Care During War

Presenter: Shahrzad Joharifard, MD MPH FRCSC, Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Division of Pediatric Surgery; Adjunct Professor, UBC Branch for Global Surgical Care; Associate Director, UBC Global Surgery Lab

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the challenges of providing surgical care during active conflict.
  • Examine the breadth and scope of humanitarian surgical care.

Video-recorded Grand Rounds presentations are posted on the UBC’s e-Learning System and accessible with a UBC Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account.

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March 9, 2022, 07:00 Am to 08:00 AM

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Title: Skirmish to Scars – The History of Surgery in Warfare

Presenter: Matthew Boroditsky, Nis Schmidt History of Surgery Prize Winner, PGY1, Plastic Surgery and Current Student in Master of Global Surgical Care

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January 21st, 12:00 pm Pacific

UBC Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Title: Implementing a CBME Essential Surgical Skills Curriculum in South Sudan: A UBC – MSF Partnershi

Presenter: Dr. Shahrzad Joharifard, MD, MPH, FRCSC

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2021OPSEI Academic RoundsMaster of Global Surgical Care Alumni PresentationsDr. Anise Barton, Dr. Ryan Falk, Dr. Godfrey Sama Philipo
Department of Surgery RoundsThe Global Surgery Lab – leveraging the passion of a multidisciplinary, diverse and inclusive group to improve knowledge and access to surgical careDr. Emilie Joos and Students from the Global Surgery Lab
2020Chung LectureshipSomething to Imagine: Equity in Pediatric SurgeryDr. Melanie Morris
2018BISC – Mexico Global Surgery Rounds Trauma and Global Surgical CareMartha Talbot, Dr. DeMian Trueba, Dr. Lu Yin, Dr. Caroline Huyhn
BISC RoundsThe Role of Research in Low-Resource Surgical Care Program GloballyDr. Peter O'Brien, Dr. David Stockton, Micael Cancilla, Trina Stephens, Dr. Geoff Blair, Arlene Muzira, Emily Kakanda
2017BISC RoundsGlobal Surgical Care Rounds
Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be
Dr. Mark Hill
Department of Radiology Grand RoundsGlobal Surgical Care: Partnerships between Surgery and Radiology in Low-Resource SettingsDr. Brian Westerberg and Dr. Pete Tonseth
2016Department of Surgery Grand RoundsModels of Sustainability: Surgical Care in Low Resource SettingsDr. Eleanor Reimer, Dr. Jana MacLeod, Dr. Sheona Mitchell-Foster, and Dr. Mark Hill
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery Academic PresentationGlobal Health SurgeryDr. Robert Taylor
Department of SurgeryGeneral Surgery Residence Research Symposium Presentation on International Opportunities (Dec)Dr. Robert Taylor
Department of SurgeryGeneral Surgery Residence Research Symposium Presentation on International Opportunities (Apr)Dr. Robert Taylor
2015BISC RoundsSurgical Care Training: Challenges in Low-Resource SettingsDr. Brian Westerberg, Dr. David Fairholm, Dr. Geoff Blair, and Dr. Paul Dubord
2014BISC RoundsAccessing High-Resource Technology in a Low-Resource Setting: A Round Table DiscussionDr. Brian Westerberg and Dr. Phyllis Kisa
2012BISC RoundsThe Toll of Cervical Cancer in the Developing WorldDr. Dianne Miller and Dr. Flora Teng
BISC RoundsEmergency Response in Humanitarian Disasters Globally: Coordination not ChaosDr. Hossam Elsharkawi and Dr. Ross Brown
2011BISC RoundsTeaching Surgery in Kabul, Afghanistan Today's Challenge and Wider ImplicationsDr. Ken Foster and Dr. Karim Qayumi
BISC RoundsGlobal Disability in Surgical Care: Exploring the issues and challengesDr. Nancy Van Laeken and Dr. Norgrove Penny
International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic SurgeryWomen for Women ProgramDr. Nancy Van Laeken
OPSEI Annual LectureshipWhat a Difference a Decade Made: International Surgery's Evolving MandateDr. Robert Taylor
2010BISC RoundsZambia: A Collaborative Approach to Surgical EducationDr. Gary O'Connor
BISC RoundsThe Next Waves of International Health Initiatives: Our Residents share their Recent Global WorkDr. Sonia Yeung and Dr. Michael Goodwin
BISC RoundsInternational Surgery – AnesthesiaDr. Brian Warriner
BISC RoundsGlobal Health ScholarsDr. Siu-Kae Yeong and Dr. Flora Tang
BISC RoundsPlastic Surgery – UgandaDr. Kevin Bush