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December 17th, 2017
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- Sea Courses

- PhysicianCrossroads.com

- VestaPay

- Wounded Warrior Project

- Mercy Ships: Volunteers Needed

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10 Night Italy and Croatia CME Cruise

May 28th—June 7th, 2018

Sea Courses: Italy/Croatia

Experience the culture of Europe with this amazing 10-Night Italy & Croatia CME Cruise. Enjoy a glass of wine in Sicily, visit ancient churches in Zadar, and stand at the bottom of the largest volcano in Europe in Catiana. This trip is guaranteed to be spectacular!

Faculty

Dr. Paul Sobey, MD, CCFP, CSAM Certificant, ABAM Diplomate
Topic: Addiction Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Melamed, MBChB, B.Sc., ABAM Diplomate, CCSAM, CISAM, MRO, CSAT Candidate
Topic: Addiction Medicine

Dr. Paul Earley, MD
Topic: Addiction Medicine

This course is designed for Family Physicians, Specialists, and Allied Health Care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs assessment to facilitate the faculty with the development of their presentations.


Sea Courses: Dubrovnik

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Your Best Medical Employment Database

Find the job you’re looking for by searching our growing network of specialty boards.

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Growing Epidemic in US Hospitals

Hospital

The Frightening Facts

57 hospitals have closed since 2010, including 15 in 2015 alone!

130 employees have been fired for every 100 hospital beds

Every failing hospital believed they would find a buyer but…

None were purchased

The Typical Thought Process

“We’re too big and important to fail in our community.” (you’re not)

“A white knight buyer will come to our rescue.” (they won’t)

“A new buyer will keep us operating as before.” (they won’t)

“A new buyer will retain current management.” (they won’t)

So what’s the solution?

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Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) takes a holistic approach when serving warriors and their families to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. Through a high-touch and interactive approach, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.

WWP serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.


With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every US soldier killed, seven are wounded. Combined, over 48,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in the recent military conflicts.

In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.

With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury—from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.

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Bringing Hope and Healing to the World’s Poor

Mercy Ships volunteers are selfless servants who bring hope and healing every day to the poorest of the world’s poor. They change lives by delivering the highest quality care to individuals who otherwise would have little access to medical services. But they don’t just change the lives of those they serve. They are changed, as well.

  • Mercy Ships has 1,200 volunteer career staff and crew from 40+ nations, and 2,000 short-term volunteers annually
  • Performed services valued at $748 million, impacting 2.16 million people
  • Performed more than 41,000 operations such as cleft lip and palate, cataract removal, straightening of crossed eyes, orthopaedic and facial reconstruction
  • Treated over 361,000 patients in village clinics with more than 408,000 medical procedures performed
  • Treated over 79,000 dental patients with more than 206,000 dental procedures performed
  • Educated 14,500 local health care workers, who have in turn trained multiple thousands in primary health care
  • Trained local medical professionals in modern health care techniques
  • Completed over 1,058 community development projects focusing on water and sanitation, education, infrastructure development and agriculture
  • Completed over 560 port visits in 53 developing nations and 17 developed nations

Urgent Need for Medical Volunteers and Support Staff


Africa Mercy

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