Who We Are

The Canadian Network for International Surgery is committed to empowering low-income countries to create an environment where the risk from injuries is minimal and that all people receive adequate healthcare. CNIS believes in sharing knowledge, expertise and experience to promote lasting and sustainable improvements in health and safety in the developing world.

CNIS Students

The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is an annual interdisciplinary meeting aimed at addressing the challenges of providing accessible, high-quality surgical care to marginalized patients in low-resource settings. By bringing health professionals across a variety of disciplines together, we are able to share strategies and create solutions for improving surgical care to these under-serviced regions. The Bethune Round Table 2021 will be taking place virtually, 27-30 May, 2021, and will be hosted by the Centre for Global Surgery at McGill in co-operation with the CNIS. The theme for the BRT 2021 is "Strengthening Health Infrastructures in Under-Resources Communities". Abstract submission closes January 19th, 2021.

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Mobile Optimized Skills Training

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Bethune Round Table 2021