It’s not a secret that medical care in developed countries is drastically different from that in third world nations. The types of illness presented, the attitudes and beliefs about medicine, the lack of health insurance, the heat, transportation difficulties, the poor facilities – the list goes on and on – make medical care an often challenging, yet rewarding task in Haiti. With many years of experience under our belt, we’ve learned a few tricks of the trade and best practices. But we know there’s always room for growth. To put it in Biblical terms, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17).
To stay up on the latest developments, Espwa team members will be attending this year’s Third World Medical Conference, hosted by Medical Missionaries, at George Mason University, 13 – 15 November 2015. The conference covers a wide range of topics, including treatment of infectious diseases, clinical tropical medicine case challenges, field management in resource-poor environments, mission support topics, and discussion group breakouts. Our Espwa President, Jen Schmidt, CFNP, will be a panel member during a discussion titled Short-Term Missions vs. 24/7 Operations.
The conference begins on a Friday evening and ends by 4 pm Sunday. The registration fee includes 6 meals, and, for medical professionals, CME credits. Prices are reduced for those not in the medical field.
We’d love for you to come out and meet Jen and some of our other Espwa team members at the conference. In the past, it’s been a great networking event and the lessons learned have helped our medical teams provide better care.
More information about the conference and registration can be found at: