Fundraising for The Surgical Foundation

Following the success of our fundraising efforts for The Surgical Foundation at the Congress in Belfast last year, where delegates generously donated more than £3,000 over the three day event, we will be holding another President’s Bike Challenge at the 2017 Congress in Glasgow!

Bike Challenge in the Exhibition Hall

We are inviting individuals to participate in a 5 cycle minute sprint to raise money for the Foundation. We request that participants donate £5 to enter (in exchange for a free ASGBI polo shirt!) and the winner – the person who covers the most ground will receive a 2 night stay in Glasgow with a 3 course meal for two and city sightseeing tour, in partnership with the Glasgow Marriott, La Rotunda and City Sightseeing Glasgow!  If you want to participate, please email to register your interest, or stop by Stand 110 in the Exhibition Hall over coffee breaks or lunch time with your cycling kit!

If you prefer not to take part but would like to support the Foundation, please click here.

FitLab in the Exhibition Hall

So that delegates can unwind between sessions, we will be featuring a FitLab in the Exhibition Hall. Here you will be able to test your endurance, dexterity, reactions and more with this interactive exhibit from the Glasgow Science Centre. We will also be adding a competitive element where prizes will be up for grabs! We will be requesting a small donation for participation in support of The Surgical Foundation so please don’t forget to stop by!


Why should I support The Surgical Foundation?

Through The Surgical Foundation’s International Bursary Scheme, ASGBI supports the training and development of surgical trainees based in low-income countries with the overall aim of improving surgical standards worldwide. Each bursary is worth £2,000 and enables trainees to experience two days in a UK or Irish hospital where they learn new techniques and skills, followed by three days at the ASGBI International Surgical Congress. In 2016 we welcomed two bursary winners to Belfast, and you can read their testimonies here.

The Surgical Foundation also provides surgical education and training in low-income countries through the International Development Committee, which runs on-site surgical skills courses, predominantly in Africa. Not only do these courses help to improve standards of surgical education in the region in the short-term, but they develop pupils into the surgical teachers of the future.

Closer to home, the Foundation supports surgical education and training by awarding the Moynihan Travelling Fellowship to an outstanding young surgeon from Great Britain or Ireland. More information on this Fellowship is available here, and the deadline for 2017 is Friday 29th September 2017.

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