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Lancet Commission on Global Surgery to host forum May 6 in Boston, MA



The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery will host its North American launch of Global Surgery 2030 May 6, at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA.

Global Surgery 2030 will examine the Commission’s key findings on surgical care and universal public health measures and the role of stakeholders in building a movement for equitable, sustainable health systems.

Paul Farmer, MD, co-founder of Partners In Health, will deliver the keynote address at the day-long session. Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, the current president of the World Bank Group, will address the gathering via a video presentation, and panel discussions of surgical issues and public health matters will follow. ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, will be among the participants in the discussions.

View the agenda online at Register online at Registration is free and open to the public. An update on the Lancet Commission’s activities and its executive summary appear in the April and June 2015 issues, respectively, of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, available at

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