Navigation Links
American Academy of Ophthalmology President leads alliance work to rebuild health care in Iraq
Date:10/26/2009

SAN FRANCISCOOn the eve of the first international medical education conference in Baghdad in 2004, the organizers faced a problem all too common at the time: a bomb threat on the building where the meeting was scheduled. Fortunately, the conference organizers, United States physicians working with their Iraqi counterparts, were ready with a backup location. For more than 700 Iraqi doctors hungry for up-to-date medical information, the conference was an important step in rebuilding the country's devastated medical infrastructure. This December, for the first time in decades, international medical researchers will meet in Baghdad. They will find conditions considerably improved.

"Helping my colleagues in Iraq continues to be a unique opportunity and challenge" said Michael W. Brennan, MD, president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an organizer of the 2004 conference. "Working with them to restore the Iraqi medical system is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, professionally and personally."

Dr. Brennan leads a team of dedicated American physicians working with Iraqi physicians to provide improved care as the country recovers from the traumas of war. He was just honored by the Iraqi Ophthalmological Society with a humanitarian award, presented at the 2009 Academy - Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology Joint Meeting in San Francisco.

Dr. Brennan first traveled to Iraq in 2003 at the request of US Army Surgeon General, James Peake, MD, a fellow West Point graduate, and Command Surgeon for US forces in Iraq, Donald Gagliano, MD, and by invitation of the Iraqi Ministry of Health. Since then he has returned to Iraq yearly (except 2005, when it was unsafe to travel) for extended periods of time.

"I had reached a place in my life where I was ready for a new challenge," said Dr. Brennan. "My ophthalmology practice was going well, and our children were grown. I was honored to be asked to help with such an impo
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Wade
mwade@aao.org
510-725-5677
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. LAs BEST Teams Up With American Chemistry Council to Educate Kids About the Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle and a Healthy Environment
2. American Cancer Society Stands By Cancer Screening Guidelines
3. Dr. Philip Katz Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology
4. Press alert for American Society of Nephrologys 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition
5. Health Education Solutions' Advanced Cardiac Life Support Courses Gain Approval from American Academy of Physician Assistants
6. CEL-SCI Presents Data at American College of Rheumatology Conference Which Suggests that CEL-2000 Has Potential to Slow Damage Caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis
7. Allied Worlds Susan Chmieleski to Speak at American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Annual Conference and Exhibition
8. Children's National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference
9. Enbrel(R) (etanercept) Data to be Presented at the 2009 American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting
10. Leading Society Publisher, American Academy of Pediatrics, Chooses iPublishCentral to Launch e-Book Strategy
11. S. Epatha Merkerson Lends Star Power to Support the American Lung Associations Christmas Seals Campaign as Celebrity Chairperson
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2015)... The new http://www.carsonenergy.com includes ... should consider oil and gas investing, the substantial tax ... drilled, industry news, IRA investing, definitions and acronyms, info-graphics ... knowledge and experience is now in one central location, ... able to access 24 hours a day, 7 days ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 The ... announce a partnership to provide CMSA's Career and ... This collaboration seeks to strengthen the case/care management ... CMSA’s CKP program. The mutually beneficial agreement provides ... individual skills of talent in the healthcare, scientific ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Coco Libre announced today that artists and audiences at ... Coconut Water to quench their thirst during the festival May ... artist greenrooms, corporate skyboxes and concessions areas at the venue. ... festival shuttle buses. , “We’re excited to have Coco ... of Strategic Partnerships for Latitude 38 Entertainment, producer of the ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Meadows, IL (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 ... release of its SonarMD Platform, a first-of-its ... monitoring and managing patients with chronic gastrointestinal ... Kosinski, MD, MBA, the application allows physicians ... visits through the ongoing use of electronic ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015 SmarterSkin, http://www.smarterskindermatology.com , is taking ... test that makes it easier for patients to find skin ... , Dr. Sejal Shah is a cosmetic dermatologist based in ... offer the test. This revolutionary DNA test uses 16 genetic ... aging: , 1. Firmness and elasticity , 2. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Carson Energy Launches Next Generation Investor Website 2Health News:Case Management Society of America Partners with Medix to Offer Career and Knowledge Pathways 2Health News:Case Management Society of America Partners with Medix to Offer Career and Knowledge Pathways 3Health News:Coco Libre Puts Organic Coconut Water on the Line-up at BottleRock Napa 2Health News:SonarMD™, LLC, Launches Game-Changing, IBD Population Health Management Platform 2Health News:SmarterSkin Dermatology is Now Offering Skin DNA Analysis 2
... Universal Banking at the Heart of Tanzanian Bank,s,Expansion Plans, ... and services,company, today announces that CRDB Bank of Tanzania ... 1996, CRDB Bank is entering a period of renewed,expansion ... launch a fully,automated and integrated banking service and add ...
... review board, today announced that they have appointed Michael Malafronte to ... Malafronte brings to Quorum 24 years of executive experience with quality ... Michael will lead Quorum in continuous quality improvement. , ... ...
... families experience a high degree of interpersonal conflict have ... with Asian Americans overall, according to a new study ... tripled even among those who have never had a ... reported during a 2 p.m. (EDT) poster session, "Improving ...
... half of 26,000 students across 70 colleges and universities ... at least one episode of suicidal thinking at some ... surveyed reported having seriously considered attempting suicide and more ... least once in their lifetime. , Presenting Sunday at ...
... recent recall notice for the heart drug Digitek, the ... on how long the heart medication was being improperly ... manufacturer, some Digitek tablets may have been manufactured at ... a double dose of the drug, leading to an ...
... Statement Attributable to: Linda L. Kloss, MA, RHIA AHIMA Chief ... ... American Health Information,Management Association is excited to hear the Centers for ... as a significant step forward in the march toward the use ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CRDB Bases Growth Strategy on Misys BankFusion Platform 2Health News:CRDB Bases Growth Strategy on Misys BankFusion Platform 3Health News:Quorum Review IRB Appoints Michael Malafronte Director of Quality and Document Administration 2Health News:Suicide in Asian Americans 2Health News:Suicidal thoughts among college students more common than expected 2Health News:Suicidal thoughts among college students more common than expected 3Health News:Hissey Kientz Concerned That Patients Have Not Been Provided With Crucial Information About Digitek Recall Despite the Dangers of Digoxin Toxicity 2Health News:Hissey Kientz Concerned That Patients Have Not Been Provided With Crucial Information About Digitek Recall Despite the Dangers of Digoxin Toxicity 3
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... MXIM ) makes it easy to ... to monitor or control unsanitary reuse ... gamma-radiation-resistant, nonvolatile (NV) 1-Wire® memory. ... http://www.maximintegrated.com/en/products/digital/memory-products/DS28E80.html , Maxim,s ...
(Date:5/27/2015)...  Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM, "Cambrex") is pleased to announce ... Financial Officer, will present at the Jefferies 2015 Global Healthcare ... New York City . The ... the Cambrex website at www.cambrex.com in the Investors ... available for 90 days after the live event concludes.  ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015  CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTR ), a ... announced an upcoming poster presentation regarding its lead drug ... Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, which is being held May ... . "I am impressed by the ... who have undergone treatment with aldoxorubicin across several cancer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Gamma-Radiation-Resistant Memory Provides Calibration and Protects from Unsanitary Reuse in Medical Disposables 2Gamma-Radiation-Resistant Memory Provides Calibration and Protects from Unsanitary Reuse in Medical Disposables 3CytRx to Present Aldoxorubicin Clinical Data at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting 2CytRx to Present Aldoxorubicin Clinical Data at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting 3CytRx to Present Aldoxorubicin Clinical Data at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting 4CytRx to Present Aldoxorubicin Clinical Data at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting 5
... MIAMI , July 12 Fuisz Pharma today announced that ... Dye" (invented by Dr. Thomas Gruber )).  This patent covers the ... method to prevent the improper use of opiate derived drugs by visually ... , Fuisz ...
... Surgical Technology, Inc. recently expanded its Biologics Product Specialist program to provide ... that address bone and soft tissue repair. , ... Mr. Shane Ray , General Manager for ... innovative biologic products and to compete with well established biologic providers in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Fuisz Pharma Announces Acquisition of Key Anti Opiate Abuse Patent to Complement its Anti Opiate Abuse Platform 2Pioneer® Surgical Expands Product Specialists to Support Growing Biologics Business 2
SCD Sequential Compression System Intermittent Pneumatic Compression...
Classic black cast boot with unisex styling...
The Multi-Purpose Medical-Surgical Shoe...
... enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the ... IgA-class antibodies to Gliadin in ... is intended to be used ... diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders, manily ...
Medicine Products: