Abstract Submission

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the 2019 Bethune Round Table is now closed. We wish to thank everyone for your time and hard work in submitting your abstracts for this conference. Abstract decisions were sent on April 1, 2019. We look forward to meeting you in June.


The 2019 theme is Ethics in Global Surgery. As global surgery develops worldwide, it is vitally important that ethical considerations remain at the forefront of this advancement. We are seeking submissions of scientific work in global surgery. We particularly encourage submission of abstracts that pertain to this year’s theme.


Scholarships for Selected Abstracts

If your abstract is selected, scholarships to fund the travel costs to the meeting are available for selected clinicians practising in low-and-middle-income countries.



February 15, 2019: Early deadline for submission. Please submit by this deadline if assistance with visa procurement or travel funding will be required.
February 28, 2019: Final deadline for late abstracts.


Abstract Submission Form

All proposals were evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance or applicability to the 2019 theme (note abstracts not directly related will also be accepted)
  • Relevance to Global Surgery
  • Originality
  • Scientific rigour (design, evidence, impact)
  • Ethical considerations (submissions on work undertaken in a low- or middle-income country must include local authorship)