Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS) Task Force Founded
International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) Invited to become stakeholder and sponsor attendees.
First GICS Meeting Royal College of Surgeons London
William Harkness, President elect of ISPN attends
International Symposium of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in Los Angeles. Theme: Global Neurosurgery.
Jim Johnston presents Collaborative partnership between UAB and Vietnam and use of tablet-based merged reality technology for neurosurgical mentoring.
Discussions including Sanjiv Bhatia, Kee Park, Tony Figaji ,Walt Johnson, Matthew Davis and Michael Dewan propose creation of an interactive web platform to facilitate collaborative partnerships in global surgery.
(J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 August ; 20(2): 204–210)
InterSurgeon founded. Funding from ISPN, University of Alabama in Birmingham and 5 private individuals
Novagram commissioned to brand and develop website.
InterSurgeon goes live for Paediatric Neurosurgery
September 2018 InterSurgeon Trade Mark registered with UK Government Intellectual Property Office
Joint Pediatric Section of AANS/CNS pledge support for InterSurgeon
Adult Neurosurgery and Urology added as membership categories to website
InterSurgeon achieved Charitable Status
(Charity Commission for England and Wales. Registered Charity number 1182677)
Collaborative partnership created with the G4 Alliance and InterSurgeon commissioned to develop NGO platform
NGO platform launched and other membership categories expanded to include all members of the surgical team
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies creates Global Neurosurgery Committee and plans to work with InterSurgeon
Publication of The initial experience of InterSurgeon: an online platform to facilitate global neurosurgical partnerships (Neurosurg Focus 48 (3):E15, 2020 )
InterSurgeon receives official endorsement and support from the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (FIENS)
Formation of WFNS Global Neurosurgery Committee, Gail Rosseau and William Harkness invited members
William Harkness joins Board of Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery