Global Health Conference
Published October 2003
The UC College of Medicine Department of Family
Medicine, the UC College of Nursing, and the medical missionary group,
Shoulder to Shoulder, held a Global Health Conference September 26-27
for physicians, nurses and health care providers to discuss the
practical aspects of medical missions.
The program began with a presentation titled
"Introduction to Healthcare in Poor Countries," by Jeff Heck, MD,
director of UC's International Health Program, professor of family
medicine and director of Shoulder to Shoulder. Tina Weitkamp, MSN,
associate professor, UC College of Nursing; and Andrea Lindell, DNSc,
dean of the UC College of Nursing, also presented opening remarks.
Other Friday presentations included "Dermatology in
Warm Climates" by Viziam Chetty, MD, volunteer professor; "Depression:
The Most Neglected Cause of Disability in the World" by Lawson Wulsin,
MD, associate professor of psychiatry; "HIV-A Global Crisis" by Bruce
Gebhardt, MD, associate professor of family medicine; and "Intestinal
Parasites" by Mark Huntington, PhD, adjunct professor.
Saturday's presentations included "Care of Women in
Poor Countries" by Candace Kugel, CRNP, adjunct professor; "Malaria and
Travel Medicine" by Dr. Heck; "Nutritional Disorders" by Philip Diller,
MD, PhD, associate professor; "Oral Health" by Arthur Ranz, DDS, oral
surgeon; "Tuberculosis" by Edward Zuroweste, MD; "Running a Health
Brigade with Limited Resources" by Virginia Dornheggen, RN; and "Life
in a Developing Country" by Fidelina Gehner.