2023 CME Objectives

MedGlobal’s Annual Conference and Gala present an extraordinary opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange.

Earn 11 AMA Category 1A CME Hours!*

*In order to recieve 11 CME credit hours:

**Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirement and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern Medical Association and MedGlobal, Inc., The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

**AMA Statement: Southern Medical Association designates this activity for a maximum of 11 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Panel 1: Resiliency to Save Lives and Protect Human Rights

●  Key factors that contribute to building a resilient community in disaster-prone regions

●  How communities strengthen their capacity to respond effectively to disasters while

protecting human rights

●  Successful examples of communities that have demonstrated resilience in the face of

disaster, and what lessons can be learned from their experiences


Panel 2: Mental Health, Mental Health, and Mental Health: Retraumatization in Times of Disasters

●  Specific mental health challenges individuals and communities face in disaster regions, and how does retraumatization exacerbate these challenges

●  Strategies and interventions can be implemented to address and mitigate the psychological impact of disasters on affected populations

●  How mental health services be effectively integrated into disaster response and recovery efforts to ensure comprehensive support for affected individuals


Panel 3: Technology for Good Health: How to Democratize Healthcare With Limited Resources?

●  Roles that technology can play in bridging the healthcare gap in disaster regions with limited resources

●  Potential challenges and opportunities associated with implementing technology-driven healthcare solutions in disaster-prone regions

●  How innovative healthcare technologies be accessible and sustainable in resource-constrained settings


Panel 4: Working Together for the Common Good Health

●  How collaboration between different stakeholders, including governments, NGOs, and local communities contribute to improving health outcomes in disaster-affected regions

●  Successful examples of partnerships that have effectively addressed health challengesin disaster regions, and what lessons can be learned from them

●  Strategies can be employed to promote effective coordination and cooperation amongvarious actors involved in disaster response and recovery efforts


Panel 5: Saving Lives in Palestine/Gaza: Strengthening Healthcare System Through Sustainable Healthcare Programs

●  Main healthcare challenges faced by Palestine/Gaza, and how can sustainable healthcare programs contribute to addressing these challenges

●  Roles that international organizations can play in supporting and strengthening the healthcare system in Palestine/Gaza

●  How local communities can be empowered to actively participate in developing and implementing sustainable healthcare initiatives in Palestine/Gaza


Panel 6: Captagon, Crystal meth, and Opioids: The new Epidemic in the Middle East

●  Key factors contributing to the rise of drug epidemics, such as Captagon, Crystal meth, and Opioids, in Syria and the Middle East?

●  How drug epidemics impact public health and exacerbate existing challenges in the region

●  Strategies and interventions that can be implemented to address the growing drug epidemic in Syria and the Middle East and mitigate its adverse effects on individuals and communities


Panel 7: Mass Casualties and Trauma Training

●  Essential components of effective mass casualty and trauma training programs in disaster regions

●  How healthcare providers and first responders can be better prepared to handle mass casualties and trauma situations in resource-constrained settings

●  Key lessons from previous mass casualty incidents, and how can they inform future training and preparedness efforts


Panel 8: After the Earthquake: Did Syria Need an Earthquake?

●  If and how the earthquake forced the international community to pay more attention to Syria and who won and who lost

●  Immediate and long-term humanitarian and health consequences of the earthquake in Syria, and how it impacted the healthcare system

●  Key challenges faced by Syria in responding to the earthquake and providing healthcare services to affected populations

●  Lessons from Syria’s experience to improve future disaster response and recovery efforts in similar contexts


Panel 9: An Interfaith and Human Rights Perspective on Ukraine

●  Understanding Motivations (Reasons): Assess the reasons why interfaith delegates responded to the opportunity to travel to Ukraine on the mission. Analyze the psychological and ethical factors that drove their participation.

●  Critical Reflections (Main Reflections): Main reflections from the mission, emphasizing how it impacted their understanding of healthcare and humanitarian work in a global context.

●  Impactful Encounters (Stories of Encounters): Encourage delegates to share and discuss the most memorable encounters and experiences they had during their time in Ukraine. Highlight the emotional and practical aspects of these encounters that have influenced their perspective on healthcare delivery and interfaith cooperation.

●  Public Awareness: Emphasize the importance of conveying the unique challenges and healthcare situations they encountered, and the broader lessons for the global healthcare community.


Panel 10: The Dire Humanitarian Crisis South of the Border VIRTUAL

● Root causes of the migrant crisis south of the border

●  Key health challenges faced by migrants south of the border and challenges when they cross to the US

●  How healthcare services can be effectively delivered to migrants in transit and destination countries, considering the often limited resources available

●  Strategies and policies that can be implemented to promote the health and well-being of migrants and address the underlying causes of the migration crisis


Panel 11: Think Globally and Act Locally

●  How global disasters affect our local communities2. What did we learn from recent global disasters that can help us prepare for the future?

●  Successful examples of community-driven initiatives impacted global crises?

●  How we can share our experiences locally with communities hit by disasters across theglobe


Panel 12: A Stethoscope for the Refugees

●  Main healthcare challenges refugees face in disaster regions, and how can access to basic healthcare services be improved

●  How healthcare providers effectively adapt their approach to meet the unique needs of refugee populations

●  Successful models and programs have provided healthcare services to refugees, and how these can be scaled up and replicated in other contexts


Panel 13 – How Will AI Change the World, Healthcare, and Global Health?

●  How AI can be applied in healthcare to improve patient outcomes and enhance medical decision-making processes

●  Potential ethical concerns and challenges associated with the use of AI in healthcare and how these can be addressed

●  How AI technologies can be leveraged to increase access to quality healthcare in underprivileged or remote areas of the world


Panel 14 – War is the Enemy of Health: Sudan and the Health Effects of the War on the African Continent

●  Specific health challenges and consequences have arisen due to the war in Sudan and its impact on the African continent?

●  How humanitarian organizations can effectively address the health needs of populations affected by war and conflic

●  Long-term effects of war on healthcare infrastructure and systems, and how they can be rebuilt and strengthened


Panel 15- Ukraine: The Global Consequences of War

●  Ukraine’s humanitarian and health implications and challenges from the Russian war on Ukraine

●  How the war has impacted the accessibility and quality of healthcare services in Ukraine

●  Examples of the collaborative effort among your organizations to mitigate the impact of war in Ukraine and benefit the affected populations

●  How we can better advocate for the victims of war in Ukraine and other places worldwide


Panel 16- The Epidemic of Burnouts in Peace and Disasters. What can we do? Strengthening Healthcare System Through Sustainable Healthcare Programs

●  Contributing factors to the increasing rates of burnout among healthcare professionals in both peaceful and disaster settings

●  How healthcare organizations and policymakers can support healthcare workers’ mental health and well-being and prevent burnout

●  Sustainable healthcare programs and strategies that can be implemented to strengthen healthcare systems and promote resilience among healthcare professionals


Panel 17- Nursing Champions and Global Health

●  How nursing professionals play a key role in addressing global health challenges and promoting equitable healthcare access

●  Specific initiatives and projects that nursing champions have undertaken to improve global health outcomes

●  How collaboration between nurses and other healthcare professionals can be enhanced to optimize healthcare delivery globally

●  How we can promote and support nursing in other countries within the context of nursing in the US being a noble profession and that not being the case in many other parts of the world.


Panel 18- When Doctors and Nurses are the Victims: Attacks on Healthcare and Hippocratic Oath

●  How attacks on healthcare facilities and personnel violate the principles of medical neutrality and the Hippocratic Oath

●  The consequences of these attacks on the overall health and well-being of affected populations

●  Measures that can be taken internationally to protect healthcare workers and ensure the safe delivery of healthcare services in conflict zones


Panel 19- Addressing the Migrant Crisis in Chicago from a Policy Perspective

●  The main policy challenges that Chicago faces in effectively addressing the migrant crisis and how these challenges can be overcome to ensure the well-being and integration of migrant populations.

●  Successful policy models or initiatives from other cities or countries that Chicago can learn from in managing the migrant crisis. How these best practices are adapted to the local context.

●  Policy interventions or strategies that can be implemented to enhance educational and vocational support for migrants in Chicago, ensuring their successful integration into society.


Panel 20 – Maternal Health and The Newborn: Can We Save the Future?

●  Global challenges and disparities in maternal and newborn health

●  Evidence-based interventions and strategies that have proven effective in improvingmaternal and newborn outcomes

●  How stakeholders can collaborate to strengthen maternal health systems and prioritizethe health and well-being of mothers and newborns

●  Some of the initiatives that improved the quality and outcome of maternal and newborncare


Panel 21 – What Did I Learn from Volunteering with MedGlobal Resiliency Medical Mission?

●  How volunteering with MedGlobal’s Resiliency Medical Mission impacted volunteers’ personal and professional growth

●  Key lessons learned from working in underserved communities through MedGlobal’s medical missions

●  Ongoing challenges and opportunities for volunteers to contribute to sustainable healthcare solutions in vulnerable populations


Panel 22 – Your Feedback And Our Resiliency Medical Missions

●  Feedback or suggestions regarding the Resiliency Medical Missions conducted by MedGlobal

●  How Resiliency Medical Missions can be further improved to address the evolving healthcare needs of vulnerable populations

●  Key takeaways and lessons from the feedback provided by medical volunteers, and how can they be utilized to strengthen future missions


Representatives from these organization will be speaking on these topics above:

Aid Pioneer Founder Aurora Health Butterfly

David Nott Foundation Egyptian Consulate in Chicago Gates Foundation
General Electric
Harvard/MIT AI Lab
Heartland Alliance Humanitarian Tracker
ICID Chicago

Integral Global
New Lines Institute
NewlinesMe/We International
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Stirling Foundation
Ukrainian American Coordination Council (UACC)
USAID MENA Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance
WHO Gaza
WHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean (WHO EMRO) WHO Turkey & Syria
WHO: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit

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