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Synopsis for APM CME conference in Nigeria

The Navigator-sponsored Africa Partners-Medical short-term mission trip to Jos, Nigeria from Thursday, June 15, to Sunday, June 25, 2017. This trip will focus on providing hands-on practical continuing medical education to physicians in West Africa, primarily from Nigeria. The training is based on the premise that teaching the teachers will cause a greater impact for good. This trip has been developed based on successful Africa Partners-Medical short-term mission trips to Ghana and Nigeria over the last sixteen years.


The main focus of the trip is a three-day continuing medical education conference in Jos held from Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 21. The target audience is faculty at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Evangel Hospital, and several other hospitals in the area, as well as Nigerian and other West African physicians in practice, physicians in training, nurses, and other health care providers. The curriculum will be a series of short lectures, case-based discussions, and practical demonstrations of medical skills given by U.S. and local faculty, intended to help our African colleagues provide more effective care for the sick.


The CME course will be followed by a three-day Navigator-sponsored spiritual retreat from Thursday, June 22 to Sunday, June 25, at the SIM-ECWA Miango Retreat Center near Jos