WhenJan 21, 2023 from 18:30 to 21:00 (PT)WhereHilton San Francisco Union Square333 O'Farrell StContinental Ballroom 5San Francisco, CA 94102
Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress attendees, UCSF and Stanford University Global Surgical Care healthcare providers, SCCM executive council and leadership, funders, Members of G4 Alliance organizations, global health and development partners. Many prior side events have been held in locations that take advantage of proximity to the United Nations, or the World Health Organization. For this event we will add to the scope of our audience to include philanthropic and technological innovators from the .com world.
Worldwide, an estimated five billion people lack access to safe, timely, and affordable surgical and anesthesia care, resulting in a staggering one-third of the global burden of disease from conditions that could be treated or prevented through surgery. Universal access to safe surgical and anesthesia care is essential to save lives, prevent disease and disability, foster economic development, and support resilient, pandemic-ready health systems.
Global surgical care that is taken for granted in the United States is poorly available in many developing countries resulting in poor health, impaired quality of life, and the premature death of many people, including mothers and babies.
This year, the Society of Critical Care Medicine will be inaugurating its Global Health initiative as thousands of healthcare providers will be attending the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) annual congress at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Concurrent with the congress, the SCCM will be collaborating with the G4 Alliance, an international advocacy alliance of organizations that promote surgical, obstetric, trauma, and anesthesia care on the global level.
The event will celebrate the SCCM's new Global Health programs, especially its generous support to healthcare in Ukraine and the Africa Infrastructure Relief and Support (AIRS) project in multiple West African countries. The event will focus on technological innovations for global health that are environmentally friendly by way of their low energy profile and use of renewable resources. These devices improve patient safety, healthcare quality, and health system strengthening while also improving global health equity.
Featured at the event will be the establishment of renewable energy at major maternal and pediatric hospitals in West Africa, as well as the establishment of the first oxygen plant in The Gambia's major teaching hospital, and the introduction of newly innovated oxygen delivery devices for developing countries. The theme around the technological innovations introduced will center around renewable energy and energy conservation.
This event will provide a platform from which individual and corporate partners can disseminate information regarding unique technologies that have the potential to impact global health equity.
At the event, philanthropic investors from the Silicon Valley region and global health experts from Stanford and UCSF will highlight the importance of survival and quality of life in the developing world.
This event, hosted on the sidelines of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's annual congress, will convene diverse stakeholders across the global surgery and critical care medicine communities to discuss the challenges we must confront and key technological and policy approaches to improving the health of mothers, children and all surgical patients in low-income countries across the world.
Session Format (60 minutes of program time)
1.) Introduction of the event - 5 minutes
2.) SCCM presentation on the launch of the SCCM Global Health initiative with major projets accros Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ukraine and other countries in the region. - 15 minutes
Session 1 The Diversity of Global Health and the G4 Alliance
A.) Three global health presentations that tie global health to critical care medicine
Conclusion by Dr. John B. Sampson Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine.
The importance of multidisciplinary critical care medicine and surgery, obstetric, trauma and anesthesia care (SOTA Care). (5 minutes)
Innovative Technologies (three) (8 minutes each)
Professor Alan Tratner (Co-founder of Earth Day and CEO of Green2Gold).
Wrap-up Presentation to Environmentally Friendly Technological Innovations for Global Health
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