2014 Exploring Medical Missions Conference
434 individuals and 30 exhibitors participated the 2014 EMMC.
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable is the 2014 INMED Exploring Medical Missions Conference theme – an event that challenges us to think inclusively, to learn in collaboration, to forge alliances, and to celebrate together progress in global health.
Friday and Saturday, May 30-31, 2014
Thursday, May 29th, 2014 – Optional Pre-Conference Day
At the completion of this activity participants will be able to:
- Describe the benefits of working in a multi-disciplinary healthcare team
- Apply best practices when working with cross-cultural patients
- Describe the common ethical dilemmas encountered when providing health services in a resource poor community
- List the common diseases found in resource poor communities
- Describe the role of poverty in overall health
- Apply appropriate clinical skills in a resource poor setting
- Provide patient-centered care
- Work in interdisciplinary teams
- Employ evidence-based practice
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- System-based practice
Seminar Session Descriptions
Ultrasound For Primary Care. This one-day in-classroom event provides didactic and hands-on skills in non-obstetric ultrasound imaging, including thyroid, venous and DVT screening, vascular and carotid, abdominal and renal, cardiac and thoracic. Each participant will be supervised in learning normal scan planes, ultrasound techniques, and equipment control. Practical issues in obtaining and maintaining ultrasound equipment will also be addressed.
Helping Babies Breathe. This one-day in-classroom will equip participants to resuscitate newborn babies in low-resource settings. It will also prepare participants to intentionally teach these skills to others, and thus prevent a leading cause of death. A HBB NeoNatalie Newborn Simulator And Resuscitation Care Kit will be provided to each participant to take home.
Bandaging and Wound Care. A hands-on overview of wound care and proper
Community Health Survey. Simulation of the challenges connected with building a healthcare intervention across cultures and amid limited resources.
Complicated OB. A hands-on overview and practice of complicated obstetrical assessment and emergency maneuvers.
Crisis Response Exercise. A series of mitigation, preparedness, and response exercises.
Suturing Skills. A hands-on practicum in basic wound care and suturing techniques
Tropical Medicine Simulation. A simulation of hospital patient care rounds in a resource-poor setting
Ultrasound. A hands-on overview practicum on non-obstetric ultrasound imaging.
Common Diseases in Uncommon Places. An overview of prevalent chronic diseases in the developing world; including the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Dermatological Diseases. An overview of managing the leading dermatological diseases found in resource-poor communities.
Disability Care in Medical Missions. A best practice approach to disability care among low-income people.
Eye Diseases. An overview in preventing, diagnosing, and treating common eye conditions in the developing world.
Pediatric Diseases Common In Developing Countries. An overview of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the leading pediatric maladies found in low-resource communities.
Leading Tropical Diseases. An overview of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the leading infectious diseases found in tropical locales.
Social Impact from HIV. Exposition of the mitigation strategies surrounding HIV’s impact on community, family, and individual.
Tropical Fever Evaluation. A rationale approach to febrile disease management in a low-resource tropical locale.
Working with an Interpreter in the Clinical Setting. Applying best-practices when communicating through an interpreter in a medical setting.
Disciple Making Movements .* Discussion of non-institutional, rapid growth of
new believes centered around self-replicating churches.
Medical Missions for Non-Clinicians. The role of the non-healthcare professionals in medical missions.
Preparing to Go. Tips and tricks on how to prepare yourself and your family for missions.
Travelers Health & Safety. Key strategies to keep yourself and your medical missions team healthy and safe.
Working with an Interpreter. Best practices for communicating through an interpreter.
Medical Missions Best Practice:
Managing Clinical Time. Strategies to help effectively manage time in the clinical setting.
Measuring Medical Mission Outcomes. Developing benchmarks and assessment tools to measure the outcomes of medical missions service.
Mission Opportunities for You. Learn about mission opportunities for the clinician and non-clinician.