Invitation to Hacking Global Surgery: National Interdisciplinary Forum for Global Surgery & Health- March 26th-28th

Calling all Laidlaw social sciences scholars!

Like Comment

If you're interested in Politics and policy-making, ethics and law, academia, I would definitely suggest attending this event organised by our lovely Laidlaw scholar Chandini! 

Please find more information below:

"The Interdisciplinary Forum on Global Surgery, taking place on March 26-28 is the first of its kind aimed at undergraduate students and will include a range of talks from 6 leading speakers in the fields of global surgery and health, innovation, engineering, politics, ethics, law and advocacy, and along with that a hackathon where attendees will be split into teams to discuss and later present their solution to a global health problem. Through this event, we are attempting to fundraise for an international charity, Lifebox that is working towards making surgery and anaesthesia safe for all."

Incision UK and Lifebox GSA UK are delighted to invite you to a free, online interdisciplinary forum on the 27th and 28th of March 2021 for 2 days of talks and a hackathon, all starting with a documentary screening on Friday evening!
Our fantastic line up of professionals will give talks on different fields of global health and surgery, covering: 
📍Surgery and Academia – Professor Kokila Lakhoo
📍Ethics and Law – Dr Rahul Jindal
📍Engineering, computer science and innovation – Dr James Chandler
📍Politics and policy making – Dr Che Len Reddy
📍Epidemiology and Statistics – Dr Bethany Hedt-Gauthier
📍Advocacy and NGO – Ms Kris Torgerson
The weekend also brings the hackathon challenge! 
You will be grouped into multidisciplinary teams and provided with a particular problem to tackle. At the end of the meeting, each group will have the opportunity to present their work to the rest of the audience and our panel of judges who will choose the best innovation. The winning team will receive a prize, certificates and feasible projects will also be considered for mentorship!
Hackathon places will be limited so make sure you sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
For registering use the ticket link ( or scan the QR Code. 

Facebook event:

Maria Valenstain

Student Researcher, University of York

I am an undergraduate Laidlaw Scholar studying Philosophy and Politics at the University of York. I am very interested in the climate change debate and the politics associated with it. Specifically, my research project investigates the discourse of individual responsibility presented as a way to halt climate change and whether this discourse helps slow or accelerate the fight against it.