CGSTA is a national global surgery organization in Canada, affiliated with the International Student Surgical Network - InciSioN. Currently, 5 billion people around the world lack access to basic surgical and anesthesia care. After the release of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery in 2015, there has been an increased awareness in this field and an in-depth analysis of various policies and actions taken at the highest level. In Canada, global surgery would be incomplete without mention of rural surgery and disparities in the Northern and Indigenous communities. With a large number of trainees interested in and participating in global surgery experiences, we hope to develop stronger networks for collaboration, education and advocacy across Canada.
We aim to:
To create a network of inspired, educated medical students and trainees engaged in global surgery advocacy, research, and initiatives.
To provide a platform for medical students engaged in global surgery initiatives for further advocacy, research, networking, and training by fostering local chapter development and collaboration with Canadian and international organizations.
Highlight and address issues related to rural, Indigenous and Northern surgical and anesthesia disparities.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SURGICAL NETWORK
The International Student Surgical Network is an international non-profit organization, consisting of medical students, residents and young doctors from all over the world who have come together to discuss, educate on, advocate for, and perform research in Global Surgery.