Season’s Greetings from GlobalSurg

December Newsletter

The Global Surgical Outcomes Collaboration

Less than a Month to GlobalSurg II
Data collection for GlobalSurg II will begin on January 4th 2016

Welcome to our New Collaborators!  
Welcome to all our new collaborators, especially those from Hong Kong and Burundi – the latest countries to join the GlobalSurg community
Steps to Success in GlobalSurg II

Please follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Download the GlobalSurg II protocol, take the SSI training module and learn about data entry with REDCap

2. Get permission from a senior surgeon and apply for audit or ethical approval in your local hospital. The UK version confirming that this is acceptable as clinical audit is enclosed with the protocol appendix.

3. Choose a two-week period between January 2016 – July 2016 in which to identify patients. You can recruit 2 other people into a mini team to help you (medical student, trainee or senior surgeon).

We now have over 1500 collaborators registered in 77 countries for GlobalSurg II – a truly fantastic effort!

Thank you to everyone for promoting the study and registering so far – there is still time to register though so please continue to promote the study to colleagues at neighboring hospitals.


Data collection for GlobalSurg II begins in less than 1 month – please ensure you register the study with your hospital for audit / R&D / IRB approval as appropriate. 

SSI Training ModuleThe GlobalSurg II training module is now available on the website module has been designed to help you participate in GlobalSurg II and we strongly encourage all collaborators to work through the exercise. At the end of the module there is an opportunity to complete an online form as evidence that you have completed the module.

GlobalSurg Photo Competition

GlobalSurg are pleased to announce the return of the popular photo of the month competition!
Send us a photo of your GlobalSurg team for the chance to be featured in the International newsletter and on our website.
Please send your entries to [email protected] or tweet them @GlobalSurg

GlobalSurg Research Skills Seminar

Saturday December 19th, 5pm GMT

GlobalSurg will be running a second Research Skills webinar for medical students in conjunction with IFMSA on Saturday December 19th.

The webinar will consist of core and advanced sessions to cater for all medical students.

The core webinar is focused on pre-clinical students and will have talks on the basics of the audit cycle as well pratical aspects of getting invovled in research. The advanced webinar is focussed on clinical students with talks on understanding statistics and tips to get published.

The webinar is available via this link. We look forward to seeing you there!