Your Subtitle text

Surgical Family Medicine OB CME

 

The Labor2011 Surgical Family Medicine Obstetrics Conference was the most ambitious of the Medicos teaching projects, and it happened at a time when administrative support was thin. I am exhausted, but thankful for the prayers and guidance. Next Year I think we should make this happen two weeks after the UT US course.
 
Medicos successfully built an ultrasound experience separate from, but synergistic with, the UT STF presentation. This was designed in 1992 as a discipleship course. It was a good feeling to see our former students, faculty, and fellows leading the St F faculty development ultrasound course 20 years later. 2012 August 23-25.
 
2011 allowed the Camellia foundation and Medicos to go a step further, and continue His work. Among ten model patients Labor2011 had 3 abdominal exercises, three gyn cases, 3 OB cases, and the twin gyn case simulator with knobology on an unknown machine. The Esaote Bio-sound advanced knobology by Carl Barton was real step forward.
 
Three August 2011 Medicos fellows have received 36 hours of structured ultrasound experience, and performed at least 50 ultrasound examinations in their first 6 weeks. In addition Labor2011 provided an ultrasound textbook, and references.
 
There were several tests with feedback given ([Thanks Ike). Medicos-mundial is preparing to certify, as ultrasound assistants, the residency prep group. This process helped validate several of our testing instruments. Thank you.
 
Labor2011 was a prototype, and next year we must build in more admin support.
Should we consider submitting a manuscript describing this as an educational innovation for presentation at STFM and AAFP 2012? It will have possibilities as we suggest curriculum for projects in Ecuador, Venezuela, Guatemala, and Nigeria.
 
I especially want to thank Coleman Arnold, Manoj Mazumder, and Ravi Singh for their previous and continuing contributions to this project. Dr. Arnold flew in from Chattanooga.
 
Suggestions for next year are appreciated. Thus far we have---pre-ship the articles and assigned readings. Build in time for a longitudinal curriculum using the Wednesday conferences. Reviewed the EM ultrasound disc. Faculty 2012--Ike, Singh, Arnold, JRMR, Manoj, Gonzalez, Jairo ?
With best wishes for your professional success

Wm. MacMillan Rodney MD
Private Practice, Clinical Professor and Chair
Medicos para la Familia
Memphis, Nashville, and International

Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report Headlines
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:22:54 +0000

https://www.kff.org

Oct 19, 2018 09:04AM

The Lancet Publishes Special Issue On Primary Health Care

The Lancet: Special Issue on Primary Health Care This special issue on primary health care is being launched at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, co-hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, WHO, and UNICEF, which will bring together 1,200 leaders to endorse the Astana Declaration, 40 years after the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978. TheMore

Oct 19, 2018 08:10AM

African Members Of Parliament Must Prioritize Health, Education To Meet SDGs

Inter Press Service: Africa Must Increase Spending on Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception Marie Rose Nguini Effa, member of parliament (MP), president of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA), member of National Assembly of Cameroon, and member of the Pan-African Parliament “…Economic progress within the African continent as a whole hasMore

Oct 19, 2018 08:08AM

Global Leaders Must Commit To Renewing All Aspects Of Primary Health Care In Astana

The Lancet: The Astana Declaration: the future of primary health care? Editorial Board “…[On October 25 and 26], the Global Conference on Primary Health Care will … meet in Astana, Kazakhstan, to endorse the Astana Declaration. The aim is to renew political commitment from member states and global organizations to developing people-centered primary health care,More

Oct 19, 2018 08:07AM

DRC?s Ebola Outbreak Poses Specific Challenges For Control Efforts

Foreign Policy: Welcome to the First War Zone Ebola Crisis Laurie Garrett, former senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “The signs of a coming Ebola crisis are mounting. The disease is spreading rapidly in a region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where health care workers have been facingMore

Oct 19, 2018 08:05AM

U.S. Government Should Encourage Pharmaceutical Companies To Transform Approach To Drug Development To Focus More On Public Health Objectives

WorldPost/Washington Post: Big Pharma is hurting drug innovation Mariana Mazzucato, director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose “…If governments acted with the same urgency and strategic deliberation toward improving health as they do when it comes to national defense, we might be able to transform health care and deliver the next generationMore

Oct 19, 2018 08:02AM

Gates Foundation To Provide $62.5M To E.U. To Help Strengthen Health Care Diagnostic Services In Sub-Saharan Africa

European Commission: E.U. and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation join forces to support health services in Africa “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute ?54 million ($62.5 million) to E.U. efforts to strengthen diagnostic health services in sub-Saharan Africa under the External Investment Plan. This cooperation will help to mobilize private investment in laboratoryMore

Oct 19, 2018 08:01AM

Survey Examines Progress, Challenges Toward FP2020 Global Consensus Statement

PSI’s “Impact Blog”: Charting the Way Forward for the FP2020 Global Consensus Statement Sarah Anderson, communications intern with PSI, discusses the upcoming International Conference of Family Planning and progress on the FP2020 Global Consensus Statement. Anderson highlights results from surveys sent to 43 endorsing organizations that “have illuminated the statement’s role over the years sinceMore

Oct 19, 2018 08:01AM

Brookings Experts Highlight 3 Insights On Child Survival Trends

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: 3 insights on child survival John McArthur, senior fellow, and Krista Rasmussen, research analyst, both with global economy and development at the Brookings Institution, discuss recent U.N. data on child mortality and highlight three insights on child survival trends: “1. Even countries the furthest behind are making progress … 2. ThreeMore

Oct 19, 2018 08:00AM

Gates Foundation Presidents Discuss Germany?s Role As Emerging Leader In Global Health

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: How Germany Can Take the Lead in Global Health Christopher J. Elias, president of Global Development, and Trevor Mundel, president of Global Health, both at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discuss Germany’s role as an emerging leader in global health, highlighting the Gates Foundation’s engagement with “twoMore

Oct 19, 2018 07:53AM

Author, Hill Reporter Reid Wilson Discusses DRC Ebola Outbreak On Brookings Podcast

Brookings Institution: Podcast: How is the latest Ebola outbreak in the DRC different than the others? “Reid Wilson, author of ‘Epidemic’ (Brookings Institution Press, 2018), explains why violence, political instability, and distrust in government will make the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo difficult to contain” (10/18).

 

Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report Headlines provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

        
CME and Updates