On April 27th and 28th, the St. Luke Foundation successfully held their second international conference on Acute and Emergency Care at the St. Luke Hospital with 110 attendees. The conference offered lectures, case presentations, hands on training in sonography, EKG, chest radiograph interpretation and simulation-based airway management, as well as team training. It was 2 phenomenal days, with participation from multi-disciplinary national and international doctors and faculty from various Haitian hospitals working in the Emergency Care field, Mayo Clinic, University of Maryland and Global Surgical and Destination Healthcare. The presentations given by local experts provided a contextual approach to the current evaluation and management of commonly encountered acute medical conditions. International representatives successfully brought different insights into the way medical education and training can address the challenges of the increasing trainee numbers, as well as produce a workforce with the skills that match the future needs of the Haitian population and ensure the highest quality care.
After the conference, every participant received a certificate from the Memorial Hospital of South Bend for 12.5 credits by the Indiana State Medical Association, which provides continuing medical education for physicians.