“Margareta, I suspect history will portray you as being a decade or two ahead of your time. The concept and the 2 wonderful conferences have provided the first very important stepping stones in a larger picture of what will happen to surgical training and education in the future.”
Spencer Beasley, New Zealand

“Surgicon, I believe, is the only world-wide “clearing house” for the latest ideas, concepts, and developments in the critical theatre of how educators internationally are facing the challenge of educating the next generation of surgeons in an efficient, but more importantly, effective manner. In this age of rising costs and diminishing opportunities for trainee experience, we no longer can employ the traditional apprenticeship model of the past century – it is too inefficient, and lacks uniformity and assurance of the proficiency of those entering surgical practice and caring for patients.
It should continue to serve as the most effective and visible forum for the exchange of surgical training principles available today. It is simply not possible for individual organizations, societies, or countries to address all of the issues or explore all of the avenues necessary to identify the resources and tools necessary to prepare future surgeons.”
Richard L. Angelo MD, Past-President of AANA, Arthroscopy Association of North America

“Healthcare education is undergoing a revolution through the use of simulation technologies – providing an opportunity to accurately assess a healthcare worker’s (doctor, nurse, technician, etc) performance accurately and quantitatively.  Evidence shows that this training with simulation not only improves performance, but improves patient safety and healthcare quality.
Dr. Margareta Berg, MD of Gothenburg Sweden has been working for years to bring the medical education community together through an annual conference and organization called Surgicon.  I wanted to bring this important work to your attention, and ask for your attention and support.  She will be meeting with important key persons in the immediate future, to discuss the importance of using simulation and bring together the healthcare community in a unified approach to medical education, rather than every country and hospital wasting resources and competing because everyone is developing their own training programs. The long term benefits would be significant, allowing medical training curricula to be available globally, including to developing countries.”
Richard M. Satava, MD FACS,  Professor Emeritus of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center

15 April 2021:
Thanks for having included me in this extraordinary unique meeting
Steven D Wexner, MD, PhD (Hon), FACS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS(Ed), FRCSI (Hon), Hon FRCS (Glasg)
Director, Digestive Disease Center | Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery Cleveland Clinic Florida | Vice-Chair, Board of Regents, American College of Surgeons | Editor-in-Chief, Surgery

12 April 2021:
“I would be very interested in attending some of the sessions. Congratulations on the program. It looks like a terrific agenda.” 
Richard K. Reznick, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSEd (hon), FRCSI (hon), FRCS (hon)
Professor of Surgery and Dean Emeritus
Queen’s University
President Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Vad är Surgicon? – på svenska:

Interview with Dr. Dan Farahmand

Interview with Peter Linz, MD, FACP, FACC, and Chief International Medical Officer at Mercy Ships

Interview with Professor Peter Naredi

Interview with Dr. Margareta Berg

Fresh statements about Surgicon:

”The narrow focus of Surgicon differentiates it from other organisations. I remain very enthusiastic about your work, and very thankful to have been part of the group that started it. …..at any rate, I will remain involved and most interested on the work of Surgicon.  Best of luck with this meeting!!

Carlos A Pellegrini MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.), Seattle, USA, Vice-chairman of the board of the Joint Commission, Cofounder of Surgicon

”Surgicon has done so much to move the bar regarding surgeon training”

Richard L Angelo, MD, PhD, Past president AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America), Cofounder of Surgicon

Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2018, Dr Denis Mukwege, Kenya, speaker at the 3D Surgicon

Dr Denis Mukwege, Kenya, head surgeon in gynaecology, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 together with Nadia Murad for the important work against sexual violence used as a weapon in wars and conflicts. He will talk in Session 4 on May 5th about “Requirements for an International Exchange of Surgeons – the need for Internationally Valid Driver’s Licenses for Surgeons”.

The 3D Surgical Congress moves online

After careful consideration, the organizing committee has decided that 3D Surgical Congress in Gothenburg will move fully online. Ongoing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions for running in-person events with a larger number of people left no other alternative. We are now turning our attention to the online conference and to ensuring that the online format allows for high quality program. In case the pandemic situation has changed significantly in spring 2021, we might arrange a complementary physical meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden. Information about this will be posted on this homepage.

Large grant for research on surgical training

A research project connected to SURGICON has received a grant of 5,7 MSEK to study surgical training by the Swedish Research Council. Read more about the project in Swedish or English.

Interview with Margareta Berg

Read the interview with Margareta Berg, the enthusiast who initiated the Surgical Congress – click for English translation of the article.