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Aug 3, 2011

Diasporean medical experts share knowledge with local counterparts


Professor Kofi Awoonor, the Chairman of the Council of State, has announced that medical experts from the Diaspora and their Ghanaian counterparts have met in Accra for a medical fiesta to share knowledge and experience.

According to him, the medical fiesta, which is being attended by 20 medical faculties from Ghana and 35 from North America, the United Kingdom and South Africa, aims at exchanging ideas on medical developments.

 The programme organized by the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in collaboration with the Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation in North America and Africa Partners Medical, the first ever Medical Fiesta 2011 is on the theme “Cutting edge updates for medical practice in Ghana”.

 The five-day medical conference designed to provide a platform for continuing medical education will provide updates on breast cancer screening, basic life support, advanced cardiac life supports, pediatric advanced life support, neonatal resuscitation programme, obstetric emergencies, neuroimaging and child psychiatry.

 Among other things, the conference will also enhance the capacity of medical practitioners on writing coherent and succinct research and scientific papers.

 Professor Awoonor said the medical fiesta will also help bring Ghanaian medical professionals home to share with practitioners in the country valuable experiences and expertise acquired abroad.

 He said continuing professional development and continuing medical education has become an integral part of the career development all professionals, adding that it has become a requirement for retention on professional registers carried by professional regulatory bodies.

Sourse: ISD