About this event

  • Date and time Thu 4 Mar 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Students

Dr John Meara, Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery and Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, joins the RSM Students Section for the next episode of 'An evening with'.

While his clinical expertise lies in craniofacial and cleft surgery, Dr Meara also has a particular interest in advancing surgical and anaesthesia care in resource-poor settings through long term capacity building. He is involved in a number of global surgery projects looking at surgical capacity and systems building in resource-poor environments, surgical education and the economic impact of untreated surgical disease.

He will join the RSM Student Section for a discussion on his motivations for pursuing a career in global surgery and delve deeper into his current work advocating National Surgical, Obstetric and Anaesthesia Plans (NSOAP). Hear about his work at the Harvard Programme in Global Surgery and Social Change, his experience as Co-Chair for the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and pose your own questions to Dr Meara in this live interview. 

An evening with offers a unique platform for medical students to interview preeminent figures in a field they are passionate about. Each episode will explore a different topic, allowing an intimate insight into the inner workings of a pioneer in the field.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Key speakers

Dr John G Meara MD, DMD, MBA

Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery, Director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, and Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Speaker's biography

Dr John G Meara is the Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery, Director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, and Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr Meara serves as the Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief of the Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital.

 

He was Co-Chair for the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and was a commissioner on the Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era and the Lancet Oncology Commission.

 

In 2008 he created the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship program. He is also interested in value-based health care and implementation science research, including time-driven activity-based cost research and outcomes research. Dr Meara has led several ICHOM projects focusing on outcomes reporting and international benchmarking.

Agenda

View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Mr Vigneshwar Veerappan, Council Member, Students Section, Royal Society of Medicine

An evening with...

Dr John Meara, Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery and Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, USA

Questions and answers
Close of meeting

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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