Global Summer Surgery School – Utrecht

Dear Sir, Madam,


From July 8 to 12, the Global Surgery  Summer School will take place in Utrecht. This course is organized by the surgical department of the UMC Utrecht in collaboration with the Netherlands Society for International Surgery NSIS (


As your organization is active in the field of (global) surgery, we hope you could spread this course offer in your network.


The course is designed for healthcare providers (in training), researchers, Masters or PhD students and other professionals with an interest in global health and surgery.


In a one week interactive program, participants will be engaging in theoretical as well as practical sessions with a diverse group of speakers, who will share their experiences as experts in the field. Topics of focus include essential surgical care and surgical research in low and middle income countries (see full course program).


Available spots are limited and a selection procedure applies, which is why we invite all interested to apply in due time. A reduction in course fees is available to applicants from low- and middle-income countries. All information on the course and how to apply is available here.


In addition to Global Surgery, the Global Health department of Utrecht Summer School offers three other courses that may be of interest to your organization:

Challenges in Global Health (1-5 July 2019)

Child Health: A Global Perspective (8-12 July 2019)

Reproductive & Maternal Health: A Global Perspective (15-19 July 2019)


In case you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us through responding to this e-mail.


Thank you for your time, and we look forward to meeting you or members of your organization at the Global Surgery Summer School!


With warm regards from the Netherlands,



Organizing team of Global Surgery course – Utrecht Summer School 2019


Prof. dr. I.H.M. Borel Rinkes – course director
Drs. Eva Stortelder – course coordinator

Julia Tankink – student assistant