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Bethune Round Table Conference

The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is a highly anticipated annual interdisciplinary meeting dedicated to tackling the challenges of delivering accessible, high-quality surgical care to marginalized patients in low-resource settings. The BRT provides a platform for health professionals from diverse disciplines to convene and exchange knowledge, experiences, and ideas on improving healthcare outcomes in under-serviced regions. The upcoming BRT conference is scheduled to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from May 16 to 18, 2024, with a thematic focus on “Violence and Injury in the context of Sustainable Development.” More information is available here

Global Health Special Seminar: Beyond Hospital Doors: A Deep Dive into Post-Discharge Mortality Among Rwandan Children

Please join the Institute for Global Health at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 from 12:00 – 1:00PM for a global health special seminar by Dr. Christian Umuhoza on “Beyond Hospital Doors: A Deep Dive into Post-Discharge Mortality Among Rwandan Children”. He will present the Smart Discharges study findings on the neglected burden of post-discharge mortality among Rwandan children. A meet and greet with Dr. Umuhoza will follow from 1:00-2:00PM and refreshments will be served.

Dr. Umuhoza is a consultant pediatrician at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) and senior lecturer at the University of Rwanda (UR). With a keen interest in medical education, Dr. Umuhoza plays an invaluable role in teaching medical students and residents in pediatrics. In 2022, Dr. Umuhoza partnered with the Institute for Global Health as the Co-Principal Investigator for the Smart Discharges Digital Health Research Program aiming to improve hospital-to-home transitions among children recovering from sepsis. He is also involved in the Arrowsmith, UBC, and UR Global Health Partnership, supporting medical resident education through shared virtual learning activities.

Please use this link to register: We would love to see you in-person at the CSB V2-222, but if you are unable to attend in-person, the Zoom details are provided below.

Join Online via Zoom
Zoom Meeting Link:
Go to and click on ‘Join a Meeting’
Zoom Meeting ID: 696 2446 6735
Zoom Meeting Passcode: 340256

Direct Link:

Join by Telephone (Long-distance charges may apply)
Dial: +1 778 907 2071
Meeting ID: 696 2446 6735
Passcode: 340256

McMaster – Ukraine Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Fellowship offers specialized training to early-career Ukrainian orthopaedic surgeons (2-10 years of practice) in advanced techniques for managing complex limb and pelvic injuries with the Hamilton
Health Sciences (HHS) Orthopaedic Trauma Service (OTS). Fellows will learn how to organize a busy regional orthopaedic trauma service by actively participating in daily clinical activities and helping coordinate patient care with other administrative units and regional partners.

Focused educational opportunities in related fields can be organized to meet the learning needs of the Fellow (eg. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, Spine Surgery, Trauma Resuscitation…). The Fellowship is made possible by financial support from the BCU Foundation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Actively practicing licensed Ukrainian orthopaedic surgeon providing trauma care. Medical students and residents are not eligible.
  • 2-10 years post-residency independent practice experience.
  • English language proficiency at a level sufficient to interact with medical/surgical specialists regarding complex cases and techniques. Translation services not provided.


Duration – 3 months.
Stipend – Approx. CA $5000/month. Fellows responsible for living expenses.
Start dates – July 2, 2024, October 1, 2024, January 6, 2025, April 1, 2025.
Site – Hamilton General Hospital, Ontario, Canada.
Interviews with candidates will commence in mid-March 2024 until all four spots are filled.

Selection Process

Complete online application form:
Required documents: CV (Curriculum Vitae), Medical degree/certification documents, International passport photo page.

Recruiting licensed Canadian orthopaedic surgeons to volunteer on medical missions in Gaza, Palestine


Registration form: