Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15, I will be hosting Dr. Adam L. Kushner, MD, MPH, FACS, a board certified general surgeon who practices exclusively in developing countries and a founder of Surgeons OverSeas (SOS), will present an overview of surgery in the developing world – a subject Dr. Paul Farmer has called “the neglected stepchild of global health.”  His talk is entitled “International Humanitarian Surgery: Surgery for the Rest of the World”.
Based on Dr. Kushner’s experience of working in over 20 developing countries, he will provide an overview of the problems and complexities of providing quality surgical care for the billions of people who live on less than $2 a day, highlight recent research, and discuss future plans to address the massive unmet global burden of surgical disease.   I will also be making some opening remarks regarding the need for and neglect of surgical services in the developing world.
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Event Details:
When: 9/15/2010 12:30pm-2:00pm
Where: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl., 295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604
Hope to see you there!
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