November Meeting Overview

Global Surgery: The Lancet and The Gulf Perspectives, was a successful symposium sponsored by the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research. The purpose of the symposium was to convene members of the Lancet Commission and key members of the Gulf Cooperation Council region’s medical, healthcare, academic, and policy-making communities to:

  1. Introduce The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
  2. Receive your input regarding how the Commission may assist in addressing surgical concerns in the Gulf region
  3. Share the work of the Commission and anticipated next steps

The meeting was fruitful, yielding discussions regarding future and long-term collaborations, new perspectives, and a further strengthening of our evolving Global Surgery foundation. The key points from the meeting are listed below:

  • Final group discussion of the Commission’s report content
  • Determination of reactions to reviewers’ comments
  • Discussions of strategies for implementation of Commission’s findings and recommendations
  • Preliminary discussions of long-term Commission involvement in Global Surgery
  • Discussions of the Gulf Perspective on Global Surgery