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    The Unite For Sight – Global Health & Innovation Conference

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    We warmly invite you to attend the 14th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University, New Haven CT on April 22-23, 2017. Presented by Unite For Sight, the Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes lunch and dinner networking receptions with the speakers. Space is limited, and we encourage early registration. The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's...
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    The 2017 annual PAGH Global Health CME Conference

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    Announcing the 2017 Global Health Symposium Presented by the Physician Assistants for Global Health In collaboration with The Physician Assistant Program at The University of Colorado Date: February 25, 2017 Time: 8am to 5pm Location: University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus Topics: Global Health Keynote:  Ruth Ballweg, PA-C  Update on Zika:  Dan Olson, MD Point of Care Ultrasound in Global Health:  Dayna Jaynstein, MSPAS, PA-C International PA School Rotations:  Cassondra Deming, PA-S, Student representative from SA-AAPA Tricks of the Trade:  Dayna Jaynstein, MSPAS, PA-C   Waterborne/Parasitic Infections in International Travel: Kari Schoenwald, PA-C Healthcare to Immigrants and Refugees: Tillman Farley,...
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    PAGH Student Corner: Haiti Medical Missions Trip

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    Can you please come quickly? My brother has just returned from the hospital and is having difficulty breathing!” Night had already fallen in the town of Ranquitte, Haiti, and I was preparing for bed when I overheard one of our translators speak those words. Minutes later I found myself sitting shotgun in an old Toyota 4Runner filled to the brim with five Haitian men, another PA student, an ER nurse, and an ER PA. Without any additional information about our patient, we sped down the overgrown two-track in the pitch black for what seemed like hours until suddenly...
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    PAGH Guidelines for Culturally Competent Health Care

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    Introduction The need for knowledge and awareness of how culture affects our quality of health care arises from the increasing diverse patient population and healthcare disparities. Illness has been defined as a relationship between culture and biology. Health care provider cultural competency has been identified as an important component of effective care and decreasing disparities. One useful approach to understanding cultural competence is summarized by ‘A Crash Course in Cultural Competence’ with the suitable mnemonic CRASH. To begin, we should have a common definition of Culture which is defined by the California endowment as the integrated pattern of learned core beliefs, norms, behaviors and...
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    Physician Assistant Student Corner – Mancotal Nicaragua

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      Imagine this... Four days in Nicaragua as a physician assistant student treating 1,277 patients with conditions ranging from severe dehydration to parasitic infections to farm-related injuries—without the aid of blood tests or clean water. That’s exactly what I did this past March with a team of 65, which included my 41 Arcadia University classmates and physicians, medical and nursing students from Penn State University. The medical mission to Mancotal, Nicaragua, was possible after we raised more than $74,000 for the trip. My name is Alexandra Martinez, and I am currently a dual degree Physician Assistant and...
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    PA INVEST 2014 in Amsterdam

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    Dear friends and colleagues, To celebrate their 10th anniversary the Dutch Association of Physician Assistants (NAPA) is inviting physician assistants and PA educators from around the world to take part in the international congress, PA INVEST 2014. The conference will be held in Amsterdam, October 30, 31 & November 1, 2014. Here is a link to the website: PA Invest 2014 Hope to see you there! Cheers...
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    Student Corner: Lessons Learned From International Travel

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    Becoming a PA has not always been a clear cut career for me. However, after three years since my college graduation, it became evident that this was the path for me. For many years I have had a desire to be involved in international health. Specifically in medical mission trips combined with health education. I am a strong believer that medicine without knowledge and application of that knowledge will not go far when the ultimate goal is to help medically deprived communities. This idea can also be applied to the general public as well. This dream has...
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    Physician Assistant’s Needed for Kenya Mission Team – 2014

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      Physician Assistant's Needed for Kenya Mission Team - 2014 Team contacts and information: Steve James CRNA President/Founder Cell: 1-256-507-0217 Office: 1-256-531-2535 Mailing address:Kenyarelief.orgP.O. Box 218Vinemont, Al. 35179 Shipping address: Kenyarelief.org 2330 2nd Ave. NW Cullman, Al. 35058 Emily Karwoski (Administrative Assistant) Email:[email protected] Cell: 1-256-531-2535   Molly Shaw CRNA (Medical Missions Coordinator) Email:[email protected] Cell: 1-601-942-3302 Michael Durand (Project Manager) Kenya Relief Medical Center, (KRMC) Email:[email protected] 1-313-580-8649 Pat Livingston (Child Sponsorship) Email:[email protected] Cell: 1-229-726-2384 Brittney's Home of Grace, (BHOG) P.O. Box 1078 Suna Migori Kenya, Africa 40400 Brase Clinic & Vision Center P.O. Box 1078 Suna Migori Kenya, Africa 40400 Kenya Relief Academy,...
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    Spotlight On Catherine McCurdy – Highlighting the Accomplishments of our Members

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        I am a family practice physician assistant with nearly 30 years experience working in the community health center environment, providing care to the underserved of Colorado. Like many providers involved in international medicine, I had a personal experience of a profound nature that created the desire and opportunity to work outside the comfort of my job. In 2004 I was disabled by a back injury and during my recovery I promised to fulfill my dream of working in a developing Latin American country. By chance I read about The Carolina Honduras Health Foundation and in...