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Presentations or informational meetings are scheduled to provide updates on activities in our partner communities and an overview of recent trips. These presentations are open to anyone interested in participating in a Global Partners volunteer service trip - Gundersen Health System employees as well as general community members. No need to RSVP to attend - just come as you are!

Previous Presentations


Surgical Residents Global Partners International Experience
Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Global Impact Talk on Hamilton Initiatives
Liz Arnold, Dr. Sig Gundersen III, Dr. Webster, and Heather Trimborn


What it's like volunteering on Pine Ridge
Dr. Chad Thurman

Ethiopia Dental Initiative
Nate Farley, D.D.S.

Global Impact Talk on Surgical Initiatives with the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons
Dr. James Brown (October 2017)

Global Partners - Global Impact Talk on Local Partnerships
Clarence Jones, Southside Community Health Services in Minneapolis (2017 Dinner Keynote)


Global Partners' Local Collaborations noon conference, 6/29/16
Julie Meyers, Viterbo University Nursing Faculty (March 2016 Nicaragua Trip) and Bethany Starry, UW-L Student (July 2016 Health for the Generations Camp)

Ethiopia Volunteer Team presentation noon conference, 5/11/16
Gynecology/Dr. Mary Alvarado; Podiatry/Dr. Rachel Kang; Nursing/Jeremiah Galvan; TOMs Shoes/Tina McGivern

Nicaragua Volunteer Team presentation noon conference, 3/31/16
Vision Team (Drs. Reierson and Shappell)


Nicaragua Volunteer Team noon conference presentation, 3/31/15
Helping Babies Breathe and Cervical Cancer initiatives (Kate Richmond and Dana Benden)

Pine Ridge Volunteer Team noon conference presentation, 5/7/15
Indian Health Service Partnerships, Physical Exam and First Aid Fair initiatives (Steve Manson, Althea Copsey, Annette O'Hern, Health Science Academy students)

Ethiopia Volunteer Team noon conference presentation, 5/13/15
February 2015 Ethiopia initiatives: surgery, podiatry, obstetrics, dental and vision screening (Deb Rislow, Devin Simonson, Jennifer Karnowski, Nate Farley, Sally Hillesland)

Guest Speaker Paul Severson, MD, Founder of Project Haiti, Inc. "Surgical Volunteerism: Say 'YES' to the Mess", 5/29/15
Noon conference sponsored by Global Partners and Gundersen Medical Foundation Nicholas Katrana Lectureship Fund

Nicaragua Volunteer Team noon conference presentation, 6/3/15
Vision screening project (Jennifer Gipp)

General Surgery Residency Reunion, Global Partners presentations (begins at 1:05:26), 6/12/15
Overview of surgery department's involvement in Global Partners program (Liz Arnold) and surgery resident perspective on Ethiopia trip (Mallory Bray)

Pine Ridge Volunteer Team noon conference presentation, 9/4/15
Mammography, Healing Camp for Children, and Wanblee Clinic medical team initiatives (Deb Kane, Joni Olson, Gene Kolaczkowski, Liz Arnold)

Guest Speaker Freddy Espinoza, MD, physician at Fara Clinic in Nicaragua, noon conference presentation, 9/18/15
Overview of Global Partners-Fara Clinic partnership and project to improve early detection of breast cancer in the Matagalpa Region

"One Day" Video shown at Global Partners dinner, 9/17/15
Volunteer stories (Kate Richmond, Jennifer Gipp, Karla Stanek)



If you would be interested in having Global Partners present to your group or organization, please email

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