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 2020 Bethune Roundtable Conference on Global Surgery in May at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg has been cancelled.

Please stay tuned for a 2021 update!

Check out our 2019 year at a glance in our latest CNIS Operative Report Newsletter!


CNIS' first app, the Kampala Trauma Score, measures injury severity in trauma patients. 

CNIS Courses

Find out more about our specifically designed courses — building capacity and confidence.

CNIS Memberships

As a CNIS member, you support our work in saving lives. 


Help CNIS continue to save lives by supporting its work.

CNIS T-Shirt

Buy a trendy CNIS T-Shirt and help support our good work at the same time.

Mobile Optimized Skills Training

CNIS is actively developing its courses into digital apps for phones and tablets.