INMED Speakers Bureau
INMED is pleased to provide our INMED Faculty Speakers Bureau to address issues of cross-cultural and low-resources healthcare. Please Contact INMED to explore any of these speakers. In addition, other INMED Faculty may also be available for engagements.
By Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH, INMED President & Dean
Dr. Comninellis offers a number of videos, interactive virtual, and live presentations on the full range of international health subjects. Please view his abstracts and videos.
Humanitarian Crisis Response
Disasters are increasingly at the forefront of global attention. In the face of devastating losses, the heartening response of many individuals and organizations is to do something. Equipping yourself and/or your organization on strategies to build resilience in resource-poor communities and with the unique skills required for response activities when a disaster strikes will ultimately result in lives being saved.
Humanitarian Crisis Simulation
INMED can provide custom developed crisis simulation experiences tailored for the particular needs of response agencies, conferences, and academic institutions, such as this 2017 INMED Humanitarian Health Conference Disaster Simulation.
Innovation in Global Health
Addressing the vast needs of this world’s most marginalized people requires us to not accept the status quo and to seek innovative approaches. Such innovations often include communications, mapping, data collection, outcomes measurement, and both inspiring and equipping healthcare personnel. Ideally, these innovations are also pursued in partnership with community members themselves.
Living Without Burnout (for Healthcare Professionals)
Preserving a healthy lifestyle amid overwhelming and ongoing demands is one of the greatest personal challenges faced by healthcare professionals. Deliberate analysis and lifestyle improvements can result in significantly longer and more satisfying healthcare careers.
Where Do I Start? A Guide to an International Health Career
Developing one’s healthcare career requires wise and strategic decisions. These are even more imperative for those who take the less common journey towards serving people in l0w-resource and international settings. Younger healthcare professionals particularly benefit from counsel on professional training and personal choices from those who already possess significant international healthcare experience.
Emergency medicine is an exciting and fascinating field. But most such emergencies can be mitigated through averting injuries from falls, electrocution, drowning, firearms, and motor vehicles. This enlightened and comprehensive approach to emergency medicine improves health outcomes – which we must remember is the ultimate objective.
Skills for Serving the Vulnerable
Effectively aiding vulnerable people over the long term requires comprehensive preparation. Necessary professional skills often include understanding disease is connected with poverty, attaining cross-cultural skills, and learning to work together as a health leadership team. Necessary personal skills include protecting one’s personal health, family life, and financial condition.
Cysticercosis, hydatid disease, elephantiasis, and other helminths invade body tissues, resulting in obstruction, process, and organ failure. These diseases afflict hundreds of millions of persons worldwide. Encouragingly, they can be effectively prevented, diagnosed, and treated. But this process must begin with awareness of these lesser known threats to health.
Malaria and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Mosquitos are easily the most dangerous animal toward human beings, accounting for some half-millions deaths per year. This presentation is a case-based discussion of malaria, yellow fever, dengue, and more human threats transmitted by mosquito vectors, incorporating both prevention and treatment.
Ten million new persons worldwide each year become clinically ill from TB. One-third of humanity is infected – making TB easily the most widespread human infection. This presentation focuses on diagnosis, treatment, and management of this infectious disease in a low-resource communities.
Crossing Cultures Through Compassion
Healthcare today frequently relies for success upon the ability to engage people of diverse race, tradition, values, worldview, and language. This presentation illuminates principles of cross-cultural skills and their application to healthcare and international settings.
Medical Needs of Refugees
Today’s world has more international refugees seeking relief and asylum than at any time since the end of WWII. Eighty-six percent of refugees are hosted in developing countries, severely straining existing social infrastructures. This presentation introduces principles of international refugee care, including the four recognized phases: pre-emergency/mitigation phase, emergency phase, post-emergency/maintenance phase, and the resolution/repatriation phase.
Caring for Muslim Patients
More than two billion self-identify as Muslims worldwide. Their traditions and values are frequently manifested in healthcare settings. This presentation explains how to provide respectful and culturally appropriate care for patients in or from Muslim countries.