The Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation of North America (GPSF) will commemorate its 19th anniversary with a conference and fundraising gala scheduled for April 22-24, 2022, at the Westin Washington, Dulles Airport, Herndon, VA 20171.
The event’s subject is “Optimizing Healthcare in the Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Era.”
GPSF acts as an advocacy organisation in Ghana and Africa, influencing health policy and educating the general public about a variety of health-related topics. Many non-profit health programmes in Ghana are supported by the foundation, which are led by Ghanaians and other health experts from North America.
It was established in 2002, following an Act of Parliament in the same year that had priorly formed the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS) to provide quality postgraduate medical training in Ghana – thus the GPSF was birthed initially to support the mission of GCPS.
This year’s conference is a three-day hybrid event featuring both in-person and virtual options, “and we hope to see you all there,” as indicated on the group’s website. However, the foundation has temporarily suspended in-person registration for the conference and dinner dance due to supply chain concerns with the hotel (connected to the pandemic).
The virtual registration/attendance option is still accessible, with prepared hostings that will feature prominent Ghanaian dignitaries, both in-person and virtually – an event expected to outbloom its erstwhile events.
As additional incentive for pitching interest in the conference, “over 10 CME credits will be available at the conference,” according to the foundation. The Continuing Medical Education (CME) will cover educational activities that will help awarded physicians maintain, grow, or improve their knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships to deliver services to patients, the public, or the profession.
For amusement, there would be a virtual fundraiser party on Friday evening, April 22, with DJ Fisho and MC SarahSings, and dinner dance on Saturday, April 23, with DJ Fish and MC Nana Sarpong.
For the three-day event, expected speakers were selected to exaltate the purpose of the conference, starting with a welcome speech from Dr. Afua Nyanin President, GPSF. Other dignified speakers among others include:
- Dr. Adeline Boatin, Ob/GYN Massachusetts General Hospital
- Dr. Patience Afulani, Assistant Professor Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics University of California, San Francisco
- Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo, Associate Professor of Biochemistry Howard University
- Dr. James Aikins, Associate Professor of Ob/GYN and Reproductive Sciences Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Dr. Renee Volny Darko, Ob/GYN Founder/CEO of Pre-med Strategies, Inc.
- Dr. Jewel Amui-Bellon, Ob/GYN Cooper University Healthcare
- Dr. Delali Hevi, Medical Director Zenith Health Institute
- Dr. Leticia Otchere-Darko, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine
- Dr. David Herman, Chief Executive Officer, Essential Health
- Dr. Charletta Ayers, Associate Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Dr. Bertha Ayi, Infectious Disease Consultant, Essential Health West, Fargo, ND
- Dr. Thaddeus Ulzen, Professor
- Department of Psychiatry UAB
- Dr. Elijah Paintsil, Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Pharmacology, Public Health & Management, Yale School of Medicine
- Dr. Richard Adanu, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons
Click here for details on the Conference Agenda Click here to order tickets for the conference and/or dinner dance.
Source: Arakunrin Lekan | TheAfricanDream.net