VCU Global Health Innovation Expo

March 1, 2019 — 2:00-5:00 pm McGlothlin Medical Education Building, Floors 7 & 8 Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Langell, University of Utah

The VCU Global Health Innovation Expo will take place on March 1st, 2019 from 2-5 pm at the VCU School of Medicine, in the McGlothlin Medical Education Building Floors 7&8. The Innovation Expo is a pre-conference event for the Virginia Global Surgery Symposium on March 2nd, 2019 at VCU.

The Innovation Expo will highlight healthcare innovations currently being developed at VCU with the goal of fostering creativity and collaboration between engineering and medicine. We hope this “prelude” will inspire attendees to think about new ways to address global health challenges.

The keynote speaker is Dr. John Langell from the University of Utah, a surgeon-innovator who completed his surgical training at Stanford University Medical Center and completed advanced training in Space and Aerospace Medicine with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Langell's own innovative work has resulted in the development of low-cost laparoscopic instruments for use in remote and extreme environments. He will be sharing his story and experiences in the keynote.

To learn more about this event: SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

To register for the 2019 Virginia Global Surgery Symposium, March 2


Our Global Surgical Mission

VCU Health is a public institution where we offer crucial regional support for patients and families regardless of their needs or their finances. We bring the same work ethic and compassion to institutions around the world to improve patient care in many hard-to-believe scenarios. According to The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, five billion people around the world lack access to safe and affordable surgical care.

For several decades, our surgeons have worked across numerous countries to consult, teach, and support the development of other surgeons, trainees and students to deliver the best care possible in their settings.

We now bring these experiences under one roof as the Program for Global Surgery, so that faculty, staff, trainees, students and the public can see, share and support the impact we can have around the world.

VCU Program for Global Surgery

Explore. Engage. Learn. Contribute.

Whether you're a student who wants to learn how to have an impact on the world or a VCU supporter interested in engaging in the legacy we are creating around the globe, come join us.

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VCU Program for Global Surgery
Global Surgery Highlights

Global Surgery Education

Trainees can engage meaningfully around the world through our global surgery collaborations in the following specialties :

• Trauma surgery
• Rural surgery
• Urology
• Plastic surgery
• Pediatric surgery

Global Surgery Experiences

Supporting Global Surgery

We encourage donations and in-kind support in order to enhance the mission of VCU Program for Global Surgery. Resident travel scholarships, teaching materials, technology services, all funding goes to support the mission of global surgery and global health.

Thank you to our Donors!

A special thanks to Charles and Ginny Crone for their initial gift supporting our collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Rwanda.

We would also like to thank them for their subsequent gift to support VCU General Surgery Residents as they work on our global surgical collaborations.

Their philanthropic support has been critical to advancing our collaborations and helping VCU surgery residents engage meaningfully in these collaborations and become outstanding clinicians serving patients in the US and abroad.

Recognizing 30 Years of Support — The Crone Family

How to give

Your gift will help us continue our global impact by supporting the training of new physicians in global surgery and expanding or outreach to countries that inspire to improve their health and well-being.  We have identified three overarching goals that we hope to achieve in the next three years:

  • Become the worldwide leader in global surgical education
  • Develop respected academic opportunities for trainees of all levels
  • Improve our efforts in sustainability and capacity building around the world

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Program Directors

Sudha Jayaraman, M.D., MSc, FACS
Co-Director, VCU Program for Global Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Acute Care Surgical Services
Department of Surgery, VCU School of Medicine

Edgar Rodas, M.D., FACS
Co-Director, VCU Program for Global Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Acute Care Surgical Services
Department of Surgery, VCU School of Medicine