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2019 COAGS Symposium at COA Annual Meeting

COAGS hosted a well-attended symposium at the 2019 COA Annual Meeting in Montreal on Thursday, June 20,  2019. Below are the program highlights:


Topic:
Feeling Too Junior? Too Busy? Too Out of Touch? Debunking Myths and Addressing Challenges in Global Surgery Involvement from Residency to Retirement


Moderator:
Andrew Furey, NL


Objectives:

  • Inform participants about opportunities for global surgery involvement at various stages of the orthopaedic career
  • Address myths, barriers, challenges and rewards of global health work for junior and senior surgeons
  • Discuss challenging cases in global surgery work
  • Update the membership briefly on the work being done by the COAGS network


Presentations:

  • Broadening your Resident Experience: A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step – Supriya Singh, ON
  • Should I be Clever and try to Change the World, or be Wise and try to Change Someone’s World? – Parham Rasoulinejad, ON
  • The Mid-career Perspective – Peter Jarzem, QC
  • You Can Do Anything with the Right Team! – James Powell, AB
  • National COAGS Update – Andrew Furey, NL

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