event date: 
June 8, 2018 - 8:30am to June 9, 2018 - 5:30pm

Understanding Global Healthcare Delivery

The Inn at Longwood Medical
342 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

The Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Global Health Equity is offering a CME course in Global Healthcare Delivery from June 8-9, 2018. CME credit will be granted through Harvard Medical School.

"We are extremely enthusiastic about the content of the course which will bring together expert Global Health faculty from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School." Content will be taught by Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Joe Rhatigan, MD, Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH, Daniel Palazuelos, MD, MPH and Michelle Morse, MD, MPH and others.
The program is designed to give practicing clinicians an introduction to best practices in the provision of health services in low-resource settings globally. The course will discuss the biosocial determinants of health and disease and explore how programs that deliver healthcare in low-resource settings address these factors to improve the health of the communities they serve.
Topics covered in the program will include:

  • Understanding the global burden of disease and social determinants of health,
  • Infectious Diseases: HIV prevention and treatment and global tuberculosis control,
  • Non-communicable disease prevention and treatment: cancer care in global health, emergency medical care in global settings, global surgery, and mental health in a global context,
  • Human resource capacity building: the role of community health workers in health service delivery, and
  • Global healthcare policy.  

The course will be taught through lectures and an interactive case approach that seek to provide participants with a rich understanding of the complexities of health care delivery in low-resource settings.

The program will include two days of course work and case discussions as well as a “meet the faculty” reception. 
For more information please contact: DGHEadmin@partners.org.