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Neurosurgery Grand Rounds: Neurosurgery’s Role in Global Health

Location: Zoom

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Time: 4–5 p.m.

Contact: Cecilia Owen

About the Event

This installment of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds features Robert J. Dempsey, M.D., presenting “Neurosurgery’s Role in Global Health: The Art of Doctoring in an Imperfect World.” Dempsey is chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Email Cecilia Owen for the Zoom information.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this event series, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Recognize the scope of the shortage of specialized medicine worldwide;
  • Describe concrete goals and objectives to address medical inequities;
  • Identify the role of collaboration, education and research in developing a self-sustaining system of medical care.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Neurosurgeons, neurologists, other medical specialties
  • Secondary: Nursing, residents, students and allied health professions


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient care and procedural skills; medical knowledge; practice-based learning and improvement; interpersonal and communication skills; professionalism; and systems-based practice.
  • IOM: Provide patient-centered care; work in interdisciplinary teams; employ evidence-based practice; apply quality improvement; and utilize informatics.
  • IECC: Values/ethics for interprofessional practice; roles/responsibility; interprofessional communication; teams and teamwork.

Dempsey does not have relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest relating to the educational content of this presentation.

The Neurosurgery Grand Rounds planning committee members are John Kuo, M.D., Ph.D.; Nicole Virnig; and Cecilia Owen. The members of the planning committee do not have relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest relating to the educational content of this educational series.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.