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CME : 35.00
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Medical Mission Overview: An Orientation to International Aide Work is organized by Remote Care Education and will be held from Mar 17 - 23, 2019 at Floating Doctors, Bocas del Toro, Panama. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of  35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Please use MEDMIS200  and get $200 discount code.

Note: room and board is included in the fee

This interactive course is designed to combine hands-on training alongside the experienced Floating Doctors staff with classroom didactics lead by an international staff of highly trained and experienced physicians. Once onsite, there will be a total of four days of classroom discussions, reviewing perspectives on best practices for remote care diagnostics and treatments, two-and-a-half hours of hands-on portable ultrasound techniques, and two days of hands-on training in remote clinics where learners will be paired with a Lead Medical Provider with the Floating Doctors.

This conference is ideal for experienced and inexperienced medical practitioners primarily from internal medicine, emergency medicine, family practice, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology who have a desire to effectively participate in providing quality healthcare in the remote setting, especially in tropical areas.

Key Topics:
• Cultural Competency
• Running a Successful Clinical Deployment
• Ultrasound
• Maternal Health
• Births in Remote Settings
• Pediatrics
• Infectious Disease
• Parasites
• Gastrointestinal Disease

• Two days of remote clinic deployment where the learner receives the highest quality instruction from experienced staff to ensure the retention of knowledge
• Ultrasound techniques for remote obstetrics, gastrointestinal, and cardiology diagnostics
Please Note: Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of some professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

Educational Objectives
Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:
• Plan and organize your own medical mission.
• Diagnose conditions using portable ultrasound.
• Describe how to identify and treat common presentations in remote settings without hospital support.
• Discuss tools and resources for the diagnoses and treatment of conditions outside your specialty in remote settings.

Remote Clinic Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the clinic deployments, learners should be better able to:
• Perform in all areas of a remote clinic, clinical treatment station, pharmacy, intake.
• Diagnose and treat patients in remote settings.
• Organize and plan an appropriate pharmacy for future medical missions.

Provided By
University of Minnesota Medical School, Interprofessional Continuing Education
RemoteCare Education

In Cooperation With
Floating Doctors

Founded in 2007, the Floating Doctors Mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in healthcare delivery worldwide.

Benjamin LaBrot, MBBChBAO

Medical Director and President, Floating Doctors

Ryan McCormick, MBBChBAO
CEO of RemoteCare Education, Vice-President and Director of Education Outreach, Floating Doctors

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Daniel Griffin
Daniel Griffin

Infectious Disease

Isobel Atkinson
Isobel Atkinson


Registration Desk

Contact No. 925-385-6679


Registration Type Due Date Price
Residents/Fellows/Students Early Fee 15 Feb,2019 USD 1800.00
Other Healthcare Professionals Early Fee 15 Feb,2019 USD 1900.00
Physician Early Fee 15 Feb,2019 USD 2000.00
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Venue Address

Floating Doctors
Isla Cristobal
Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro, Panama

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