to Aug 8




Pre-GA    to    the    63rd    General    Assembly        

The    International    Federation    of    Medical    Students’    Associations    (IFMSA)        

Location:    Taipei,    Taiwan    

Date:    August    5-11,    2014    


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4:00 PM16:00

Operation Smile NEXT Screening

Operation Smile centers around the world are an integral platform for the delivery of surgical care. Operation Smile’s medical professionals will come together in this months Operations Mile NEXT conference, May 15-18, to discuss the best practices related to cleft center operations, programs and policies. In addition, attendees will review and update the organization’s Global Standards of Care in order to ensure that the highest level of care is provided at every Operation Smile Center.


On May 17, the conference will feature a screening of The Right to Heal. Take the opportunity to see the film, and the exciting advances that are being made to make simple, safe and essential surgery available worldwide. 

In addition, attendees will review and update the organization’s Global Standards of Care in order to ensure that the highest level of care is provided at every Operation Smile Center.

Resident’s Leadership Conference 

May 17-18 

Operation Smile’s annual conference for medical residents is sponsored by the Regan Fellowship and the Stryker Fellowship programs. The Conference aims to increase the residents’ understanding of Operation Smile’s programs and safe surgical care delivery.


May 17-19 (16-20 with travel)

Operation Smile is proud to present MediCon, a new conference that will bring together future medical leaders from around the world to collaborate, learn and contribute to the growth of our global medical enterprises.

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6:00 PM18:00

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)

Fifth Annual CUGH conference

Universities 2.0: Advancing Global Health in the Post-MDG Era

May 10-12, 2014 | The Washington Hilton, Washington DC


Peter Piot

Director, London School of Hygiene  & Tropical Medicine;
Founding Ex. Dir., UNAIDS

Jeffrey Sachs

Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University;

UN Special Advisor, MDGs


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3:30 PM15:30

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) screening


R2H will be featured at the International Surgical Congress in Harrogate, UK.

Catch us at any of these R2H events: 

April 30 (Wednesday) 11:00-12:30- International Development Committee talk on volunteering (Queens 1)

May 1 (Thursday)- 3:30pm- R2H screening (Kings Suite)

May 2 (Friday)- 12:15-1:00pm- R2H screening, Q&A with Film Director (The Hub)

                          11:00- 11:40- Medical Students' Association talk on Global Health 




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4:30 PM16:30

Office of Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation (OPSEI) Screening, BC, Canada

  • Chan Centre for Family Health Education, CFRI (map)
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The Office of Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation (OPSEI) presents 

The Right to Heal - A Film about Global Surgery

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Chan Centre for Family Health Education, CFRI

BC Children’s Hospital



Tickets are available at: http://tinyurl.com/opseimovie

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to Apr 8

Johns Hopkins University Global Health Day

  • Location: Sommer Hall (E2014) (map)
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Join us for a special screening of “The Right to Heal”
A Film that Explores the Global Need for Surgical Care
Followed by a Special Guest Panel

 “Surgery is an indivisible, indispensable part of health care”
--Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank

All are welcome to attend. This is an exciting opportunity to see the film that is inspiring the health community and driving them to action.

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12:00 PM12:00

UK parliamentarians for Global Health


We're screening the film at the UK Parliament. This is an amazing opportunity and we are excited for the long-term impact an event like this can have.

Director Jaymie Henry, will present the film, and then a panel of ICES (www.essentialsurgery.com) experts will field questions and present perspective on how a legislative body can help.

Notable speakers include:

Lord Ribeiro, Vice-Chair, APPG on Global Health & Past President, Royal College of Surgeons

Mr Michael Cotton, Chair, International Collaboration for Essential Surgery

Dr Iain Wilson, Past President, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland & Board Member, Lifebox Foundation

Lunch will be served.

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5:00 PM17:00

SUNY Downstate - NYC


On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 5-7 pm (EST), The SUNY Downstate Global Health Club at State University of New York Medical Center, will be hosting a screening of "The Right to Heal".

Location: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY 11203. 

The SUNY Global Health club promotes global health awareness among medical students and educates students about global health programs/opportunities available for medical students.

While some students have lived abroad or worked in a global health setting, many medical students have had limited exposure to global health issues, including global access to essential surgery.  The purpose of the screening is to expose all students to global health, global surgery and to encourage students to think about the pertinent issues.

About 50-100 medical students, nursing students, other health profession students and faculty are expected to attend.  A big Thank You to Host, Daniel Polla (MS2) for organizing the event and extending a gracious welcome.

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3:15 PM15:15

Lifebox Day, London, UK

Join Lifebox Foundation in London for a day of insights, conversation and top tips about global surgery and how you can get involved. 

We've got some incredible speakers - Kevin Fong, the anaesthetist/space medicine expert/Horizon presenter and Sophia Webster of Flight for Every Mother, who piloted her own plane across Africa to promote safe pregnancy - and hope to see you there! 

Don't forget to register, and contact info@lifebox.org for more information.

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12:00 PM12:00

Johns Hopkins University

  • 615 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore USA (map)
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The Right to Heal makes its way to Johns Hopkins University, home to Dr. William Halsted, one of the pioneers of modern surgical training. The film will be screened at the Bloomberg School of Public Health where Dean Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, will introduce the film. Notable panelists include Dr. Keith Martin, Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and Dr. Henry Perry, Senior Associate at the Department of International Health.

The film screening is open to JHU students, faculty, alumni and staff. It will take place at Sommer Hall (E2014) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health 615 N. Wolfe Street. 

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9:30 AM09:30

Philippines Premiere: Philippine College of Surgeons 69th Annual Clinical Congress

Philippines Premiere Screening of "The Right to Heal" at 9:30AM GST

Location: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, 1 Garden Way Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, Manila 1650, Philippines

The Philippines College of Surgeons 69th Annual Clinical Congress is being held In conjunction with this year's theme on Global Perspectives in Surgery: Best Practices, Future Trends, the sessions will highlight advances in technology while revisiting surgical skills that remain relevant as best practices. The committees have likewise prepared sessions and hosted postgraduate courses for all participating surgical specialties in keeping with the College's continuing commitment to surgical education. 

For further information: http://pcs.org.ph/69th-annual-clinical-congress/


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12:15 PM12:15

Achorage, Alaska, University of Alaska

Screening:  Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 12:15PM at the Health Sciences Building, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

We are proud to announce the screening of "The Right to Heal" to first year UW medical students, a class of 20 Alaskan students, interested in careers in surgery and global health, who are part of the WWAMI program.  This is a regional program that allows students from Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho to attend UW as their "state" medical school.

Our host, Harvard graduate, Kristen Jorgensen, a first  year medical student at UW in the WWAMI program stated, "I think it is incredibly important to demonstrate that providing health care globally is not restricted to primary care, but rather encompasses all types of medicine."  Other health science students are invited, including nursing, physician assistants, and nurse-practioners.

Location:  Health Sciences Building, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska


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to Nov 20

Chamonix, France - Equip'Aid


November 19th and 20th, 2013 : Equip'Aid: Sharing for better healthcare. "The Right to Heal" will screen from 9:00pm-10:30pm with a Q&A to follow.

Location:  Majestic Congress Center; 242, Allee du Majestic 74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France

The Equip' Aid conference will bring together participants from Northern countries, countries in transition and developing countries. 

This will be the first international meeting of reference devoted to the improvement of medical equipment in support of projects of healthcare facilities in the field of international aid.

The term "medical equipment support projects" is defined as an international aid project aiming to improve the healthcare services of a healthcare facility through the reinforcement of its pool of medical equipment, through financial contributions or supply of equipment/equipment supply.

 It is being held within the framework of the 16th edition of the International Solidarity Week, a federating event in France.The conference will have the following objectives:

  • Sharing information and experiences, by promoting dialogue between the stakeholders of medical equipment support projects
  • Identifying synergies, by examining the various practices and policies to transfer medical equipment and to make it available
  • Facilitating research work and transversal thinking about the issues of the sector, with the aim of improving practices over time
  • Developing a common vision around the orientation for thinking chosen for this first edition: “Sharing for better healthcare”



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9:00 AM09:00

UK Premiere, London - Global Health & the Surgeon

Imperial College Surgical Society (ICSM), in Partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), is hosting the conference, Global Health & the Surgeon and will be hosting the UK premiere of "The Right to Heal" on Nov. 17, 2013 at 9:00am.  The screening will be held at the close of the conference.

Location: Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Student Union, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. The screening will be held at the close of the conference.

This event, in its' second year, brings together students from various interdisciplinary fields in order to understand the realities of the global burden of disease and the role of surgery in the humanitarian response.  The conference goal is to inspire the next generation of medical thinkers and global pioneers to examine the frontiers and potential of global medicine. 

We would like to thank organizers, Prashant K.  Bohra and Rele Ologunde for their invitation to premiere our film,  and for their support in furthering the films' message to increase global access to Essential Surgery.

 For Tickets:  Link 

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5:30 PM17:30

University of Washington

The Global Health Resource Center’s World Health Cinema, 

UWSOM Global Health Group and Surgery Interest Group present a screening of the film:

The Right to Heal 

 When: Monday, October 21, 5:30-7pm 

What: Documented are the troubling stories of people from around the world who need essential surgical care, and the incredibly inspiring and innovative work being done in the field. This work sets an example for the world, as these providers tell their stories and look for solutions and change in global surgical care. Explore the film in detail at therighttoheal.org. 

Post-screening discussion led by director/co-producer Jaymie Ang Henry, MD, MPH, 

Founder & Executive Board Member, International Collaboration for Essential Surgery (IESC), and Dr. Charles Mock, UW Professor of Surgery, Epidemiology, and Global Health. 

Where: Health Sciences Building, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Room T-435 To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance at dso@u.washington.edu or 206-543-6450, 206-543-6452/TTY.

Link to Flyer:   The Right to Heal - UWSOM Screening

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7:00 PM19:00

Right to Heal Premier at the Global Health Film Festival

Join us for the Right to Heal Premier at the Bay Area Global Health Film Festival.

Public Works at 161 Erie St., San Francisco, CA 94103

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Thank You for coming out to support our Film.  We would like to Thank our partners in the event for showing their films and all attendees.

Please stay involved with our mission as we continue to film in developing countries, profiling more index patients to tell their stories so we may increase awareness of the need for basic essential surgery globally.



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