At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 Exploring Medical Missions Conference

May 20 - 21, 2011
Kansas City, MO
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Who Should Attend?
This year is one marked by disaster and ongoing deprivation. The heartening response of many is to donate of their personal time, talent, and treasures to rescue those in crisis. But even well meaning rescue has its limitations. The 2011 Exploring Medical Missions Conference theme is From Rescue To Resilience. This event will emphasize 'training the trainers' - equipping both healthcare and non-healthcare participants to in turn empower leaders of marginalized communities to care for their own.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of the Exploring Medical Missions Conference, participants will be able to:
  • Promote sustainable health in low-resource communities
  • Equip local healthcare personal to care for their own
  • Utilize appropriate clinical skills in providing medical care
  • Support effective economic development
  • Facilitate literacy training and general education
Who Are The Speakers? Dr. Lani Ackerman
Back by popular demand, 2009 speaker Dr. Lani Ackerman, who served in Nepal and Bhutan for 8 years, will be the Keynote speaker at the 2011 Exploring Medical Missions Conference. Conference speakers include national and local experts in serving the forgotten include Cindy Obenhaus, RN, who is a neonatal nurse and former director of the Maison de Naissance birthing center in Haiti, and Dr. Scott Armistead, who has been serving in Pakistan at Bach Christian Hospital since 2002. For a complete list of speaker descriptions, click here.

Is Continuing Education Credit Available?
Yes! Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity. 9 continuing nursing education hours (contact hours) may be awarded if participants attend all continuing education sessions of this program. Click here for more details.

More details about the conference available here .
Register for the 2011 Exploring Medical Missions Conference

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