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

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

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Title 1: Skirmish to Scars – The History of Surgery in Warfare

Presenter 1: Matthew Boroditsky, Nis Schmidt History of Surgery Prize Winner, PGY1, Plastic Surgery and Current Student in Master of Global Surgical Care

Title 2: Changing The Status Quo: Origin & Evolution of the UBC Breast Reconstruction Program

Presenter 2: Dr. Sheina Macadam, Clinical Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery


Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the historical events leading to the evolution of breast reconstruction as a distinct subspecialty.
  • To learn the steps necessary to create a stand-alone program within a division and the factors necessary for success.

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

UBC Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Date: January 21st, 12:00 pm Pacific

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

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Title: Office of Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation (OPSEI) Partnership Celebration Grand Rounds

Date: December 7th, 7:00 am Pacific







Dr. Ryan Falk, MD CCFP(ESS) FCFP MGSC | Adjunct Professor, Branch for Global Surgical Care, Department of Surgery; Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine, UBC

Circumpolar Surgery: The Experience of a Family Physician with Enhanced Surgical Skills in the Western Canadian Arctic

Dr. Anise Barton, MD FRCSC FACS MGSC | General Surgeon, Royal Inland Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Professor, UBC

Surgical Education in the Global Context

 Dr. Godfrey Sama, MD MPH | School of Public Health, MUHAS; Adjunct Professor, Branch for Global Surgical Care, UBC

Global Surgery Training: Perspectives from LMICs

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe motivations for joining the Master of Global Surgical Care Program
  • Reflect on the knowledge and skills obtained through this unique graduate program
  • Discuss the impact of the Master of Global Surgical Care on your surgical practice
  • Provide peer advice to potential applicants to this program

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Title: The Global Surgery Lab – leveraging the passion of a multidisciplinary, diverse and inclusive group to improve knowledge and access to surgical care

Date: Wed, October 13th, 2021 7:00am – 8:00am | US/Pacific

Presenters:  Emilie Joos, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS and Students from the Global Surgery Lab

Originally from Montreal, Dr. Joos completed her medical school at McGill University where she obtained her M.D.C.M degree. She then underwent general surgery residency at Laval University, in Quebec city, from 2007 to 2012. From 2012 to 2014 she completed a Trauma and Surgical Critical Care fellowship at University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Hospital. She then joined the group of trauma surgeons at Vancouver General Hospital. She completed a Masters in Global Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2019. She has been working with Médecins Sans Frontières since 2015 and was deployed several times in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2017 she completed her Emergency Response Unit training with the Canadian Red Cross and is now on the roster for deployment. Dr. Joos is the Associate Director of the UBC Branch for Global Surgical Care and the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship program director.

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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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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
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2017BISC RoundsGlobal Surgical Care Rounds
Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be
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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
BISC RoundsAnesthesia in Challenging Environments: What are the options?Dr. Eleanor Reimer
2009BISC RoundsSurgical Education in Low Resource Regions: Experience in Skills Training ModelsDr. Bob Hawkins and Dr. Ron Lett