May Newsletter

The Global Surgical Outcomes Collaboration

Click here to read the GlobalSurg 1 publication

GlobalSurg 1 in the press!

Publication of the GlobalSurg 1 manuscript has generated media coverage around the world with both print and online media outlets covering the story.

Visit our blog where you’ll find links to the stories

Was GlobalSurg in the news in your country? Send us the link and we’ll feature the story on our blog

Inspired by GlobalSurg 110 weeks remaining to join GlobalSurg 2

There’s still time to join over 2000 collaborators in 104 countries for GlobalSurg 2
“Determining the worldwide epidemiology of surgical site infections after abdominal surgery”Visit our website for full details about the project
Register before 31 July 2016 to be part of our next publication

Recruiting validators for GlobalSurg 2

Validation is an important part of the study ensuring that data collected is of high quality. We are now looking for a team of validators for GlobalSurg 2.
To act as a validators you should:
  1. be a qualified doctor or nurse
  2. be independent of the team collecting data at your centre
  3. have access to theatre logbooks
  4. have read the GlobalSurg protocol and completed associated training modules
All validators will receive citation as collaborators on GlobalSurg 2 publications. 
If you are interested in becoming a validator for GlobalSurg 2, please contact your local GlobalSurg lead via the contact form with your name, grade and centre. Alternatively, email the GlobalSurg team directly ([email protected])
Instructions for validators will be sent out in the next few weeks.
Message for all local leads: please advertise the position at your centres and inform us of interest ([email protected])
We are aiming to have one validator in each centre before the end of June. We look forward to working on this part of the project with you!

 GlobalSurg 2 Update

We now have a fantastic 104 countries registered for GlobalSurg 2!  

Everyone has been busy with their data collection and we currently have 4216 patient records deposited in REDCap.

NB: if you are using paper data collection forms, please remember to transfer your data into REDCap so it can be included in analyses

Congratulations and Thank You to the teams at our top recruiting centres so far in May
Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofia, Spain
Anticancer Hospital of Athens Agios Savvas, Greece
Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos, Lithuania
Mora Lasarett, Sweden
Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan
Follow live recruitment updates here
Keep up the good work everyone!

GlobalSurg Photo of the month competition
Congratulations to the GlobalSurg team at the Mayo Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, this months photo competition winners! The team have also just successfully received IRB approval so will begin data collection shortly
Congratulations Team Mayo!
Remember to 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