IGSS2019 - Kigali, Rwanda

InciSioN proudly held its 2nd InciSioN Global Surgery Symposium (IGSS) in Kigali, Rwanda on April 20th-21st 2019, themed “Fostering International Partnerships: Opportunity and Challenges”. IGSS2019 was a great opportunity to enjoy the multi-cultural diversity of participants in the heart of Africa, in the Land of Thousands Hills.

IGSS2019 attracted 330 participants from 26 different countries worldwide and nearly 40 expert speakers from over 10 different countries. Additionally, 10 scholarships were given to scholars from other low and middle-income countries to participate in the symposium. The conference is unique in that it is an excellent and affordable scientific event in Global surgery, by and for the future of Global Surgery. The IGSS brings together a global audience of specialists, residents, and students; linking participants with global surgery experts with both in-filed and academic experience and public health experts from international organizations and civil society from all over the world, to learn about basic concepts of global surgery, recent developments, and next steps to be taken by both international community and local stakeholders. IGSS aims to equip participants with the needed skills and connections to make a change in their home countries through capacity building, diversity, and educational programs. It bridges the gap between students and residents, specialists, and other healthcare professionals from around the world, to come up with collaborative and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing global surgery challenges.

IGSS2019 Chair Welcome Note

Isaac Ndayishimiye

Dear Friends,

It is my greatest pleasure to write this note on behalf of the InciSioN Global Surgery Symposium 2019 (IGSS2019) Organizing committee with a heart filled with excitement and hopes, from a beautiful country which is well known for unmatched hospitality. It is our great pleasure to officially invite you to the second edition of the InciSioN Global Surgery Symposium, this time in Kigali in Rwanda. We are extremely excited and eagerly looking forward to meeting each and every one of you. The IGSS2019 will be a lifetime opportunity for everyone to build long-lasting networks and friendships and get an introduction to the basic concepts of global surgery, its recent developments, and future steps to take by both the international community and local stakeholders. All preparatiosn are being made to deliver a conference of engagement. We hope that our delegates will meet a smooth registration, facilitation of visa processes as you get it upon the arrival, with a peaceful stay in Kigali where you shall enjoy the Rwandan food experience. In less than 8 months, we will be honored to welcome you all in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Hosting the InciSioN Global Surgery Symposium is a dream come true for many of the different InciSioN National Working Groups which exist around the world, and we promise to you that we will not delude the trust you have in us.

Pack your bags and fly off to the safest and cleanest city in Africa - see you in Kigali!

With love,