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in the periphery. Additionally, by using global
surgery research projects as part of work toward
advanced degrees—for example, toward earning a doutorado in Brazil—global surgery
research can be recognized and incentivized.
Through this symposium, Latin America
has joined Europe, North America, Africa,
Asia, and Oceania in uniting and committing
to systematically improving access to safe and
affordable surgical care—a goal that the ACS
supports. The connections made via this meeting will spark new initiatives and collaborations
in the region and will ideally inspire continued support from members of the College. (See
photo, this page.) ♦
The symposium was made possible through contributions from Johnson & Johnson Medical Innovation
Institute, Globomed, Mending Kids, the Program in
Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, and Rutgers Global Surgery. Industry
and not-for-profit sponsors did not have input into
the academic or other content of the symposium.
MEETING ATTENDEES REPRESENTING EIGHT LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES