The afternoon ultrasound sessions included our two diagnostic medical sonographers, Tammy Stearns and Veronica Hernandez as well as Drs. Ron Adler, Rusty Brown, Bob Harris and Dorothy Bulas. The Clinical Case Review led by Dr. Jim Borgstede and ably translated by Dr. Ernst Garcon became a battle royale of name that ailment on the ultrasound pitting on side of the room against the other. The competitive juices were flowing as each side shouted out the condition or diagnosis on the screen. The engaging session left many in the room laughing with no clear winner determined (although that is under review).
While the morning sessions were going on, a leadership team comprised of Dr. Ellenbogen, Applegate, Brown and Borgstede travelled to the University General Hospital to meet with the Chief Medical Officer and the Executive Director. Discussions ensued about plans for the new hospital and the training of the ten radiology residents. Significant progress had been made to buildings damaged by the earthquake on the hospital's campus. The new hospital is scheduled to open in December 2016 with the radiology department gaining new radiological equipment. We took a tour of the radiology department and met with personnel on the ground. We also toured the pediatric and emergency facilities as well as the nursing school that devastated during the earthquake.
In the evening we toasted the end of a productive two-day conference with pizza and Prestige (a Haitian beer). We met with colleagues from Chicago who were there to put on a program in pediatrics as well as representatives from Grace Children's Hospital, ICC, the University General Hospital and Hospital Bernard Mevs. Enjoy the pictures below that highlighted a very busy day!
|Approximately 100 physicians participated in the second of two Radiology Education Days in Haiti. Here the audience is captivated by a presentation by Ron Adler, M.D. on Ultrasound of the Upper Extremity. |