"An all-encompassing trainee group with a focus on global surgery" 


The Global Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetric Collaboration (GASOC) is a UK based trainee-led group made up of surgical, anaesthetic and obstetric junior doctors. We are passionate about learning and sharing medical knowledge and experience to improve surgical outcomes in low and middle income countries.

We strive to encourage junior doctors, our future consultants, to become actively involved in global surgery, by partaking in clinical projects as well as by encouraging education and research in developing countries. We seek to promote the value of junior doctor involvement in this field and push for more support and encouragement from training bodies for trainees pursuing this interest.

As a multidisciplinary organisation we aim to be a go-to-hub of cross-specialty discussion and information sharing between trainees, providing up to date clinical skills and knowledge and sharing training opportunities around the globe.

GASOC was founded following the Global Surgical Frontiers conference 2015 with the overriding aim of meeting the goals set out in the Lancet Commission’s 2030 Global Surgery report. We have support from, and collaborate with Professor Chris Lavy, Lord Ian McColl and Sir Nigel Crisp.


  • Bi-monthly multidisciplinary journal club
    These sessions are run in London, Oxford and Glasgow and streamed live online to allow as many as possible to join in. Themes rotate between surgery, anaesthetics and obstetrics

  • Annual Conference
    An opportunity to come together with like-minded clinicians, listen to inspiring speakers and discuss hot topics in global surgery

  • Skills teaching
    GASOC runs clinical teaching sessions at a number of larger conferences such as Global Surgical Frontiers (GSF) and Association of Surgeons in Training (ASIT) as well as our own global surgery summer school


We are a trainee-led group of anaesthetists, surgeons and obstetricians promoting trainee involvement, education and research in low and middle income countries.

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