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COA Global Surgery (COAGS)

The COAGS Symposium in Ottawa on June 16, 2017, featured a lively debate on ethical challenges in global surgery, a report on global health opportunities in Canadian training programs and perspective from a community surgeon on making a global surgery mission work. Stay tuned for news about our next educational events.

COA Global Surgery Committee Congratulates Dr. Vaughan Bowen
COAGS is pleased to announce the winner of the first COAGS  Norman Bethune Orthopaedic Travel Scholarship, Dr. Vaughan Bowen. Dr. Bowen is a highly subspecialized hand and wrist surgeon and Clinical Professor at the University of Calgary and the Lead Physician at the University of Calgary Collaborative Hand Program. The aim of this scholarship is to forge bonds and exchange knowledge between China and Canada, and Dr. Bowen will travel to Wenzhou, China, as both a teacher and a learner, during a two-week period in the 2017-2018 academic year. COAGS is very grateful to the Second Affiliated Hospital of the Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), for this opportunity and is confident that Dr. Bowen will be a tremendous ambassador for Canadian orthopaedics.