Diasporian News of Fri, 17 Mar 20170

The Annual Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation of North America Conference.

The Annual Conference of the Ghana Physicians and Surgeon Foundation will be held in Atlanta

Georgia, USA on April 21st– 23rd, 2017 at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel.

The theme for the conference is “New and Re-emerging Infectious Disease and Global Health

Security; Role of the African Diaspora.” The Conference will bring together several world

renowned experts in the field of infectious diseases who are battling familiar as well as


resurgent threats like malaria, Ebola, Zika virus and hepatitis that each year afflicts hundreds of

millions of people.

The President of the Foundation, Dr. Leticia Otchere-Darko said, “With the recent outbreaks of

Ebola and Zika viruses, this year’s conference is particularly important. It is appropriate that we

address these threats to global health security.”

The conference, a continuing medical education (CME) event, will cover topics on various

perspectives on new and re-emerging infectious diseases and global health security. Panelists

include representatives from the Ministry of Health Ghana, Ghana Health Service, Ghana

Medical Association, Ghana College of Physicians Surgeons, Academia, Private Practitioners as

well as presenters from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference will be Dr. Jide Idris, Commissioner of Health,

Lagos State, Nigeria and Representative to the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Idris will be

speaking to conference participants about steps taken by the Ministry of Health to stop the

further spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria. At the end of the conference, the Foundation

together with stakeholders will issue a ‘white paper’ on the African diaspora’s collaborative role

in helping establish vibrant health systems that will ensure strong global health security.

Other major highlight of the conference is a fundraising dinner dance on Saturday, April 22nd,

2017 hosted by comedian/entertainer Clifford Owusu. All are cordially invited.

For more information, please visit www.ghanaphysicians.org

Source: Physicians and Surgeon Foundation

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