The Institute for International Medicine, based in Kansas City, will hold its 2023 Humanitarian Health Conference on June 9-10 at Graceway Church in Raytown.
INMED exists to equip healthcare professionals and students with the skills necessary to effectively serve the world’s most forgotten people. The nonprofit educational organization offers didactic instruction in a full range of global health topics via online, hybrid and in-classroom courses, as well as through conferences.
Dr. David Vanderpool, founder of LiveBeyond in Haiti, will be one of the featured speakers
A successful trauma surgeon, Dr. Vanderpool served as a volunteer for more than 20 years, providing free health care in Third World countries that suffered from either natural or manmade disasters. He has run temporary medical clinics in war-torn and impoverished countries such as Ghana, Mozambique, Iraq, Honduras and South Africa.
After an earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, Vanderpool was a first responder to provide care to thousands of patients affected by the disaster. After spending 12 days seeing horrific injuries, performing countless operations and the desperate need of Haiti, the Vanderpools felt called to truly help the Haitian people and provide a lasting impact in this country. In May 2013, Vanderpool and Laurie officially moved to Thomazeau, Haiti on a fulltime basis. They sold both their home in Brentwood, Tenn., and a private medical practice. Vanderpool is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons; a fellow of the American College of Physicians; assistant professor of surgery at Texas A&M University College of Medicine; and a regular contributor to medical journals on tropical diseases and to political publications on U.S. disaster response and developing world goals.
The complete agenda and registration information are available at www.inmedhhc.com.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice