EMERGENCY MEDICINE SOCIETY OF GHANA
World Missions Possible, a Houston, Texas-based 501c3 nonprofit (NGO) is pleased to announce an official partnership with the newly formed Emergency Medicine Society of Ghana-based in Kumasi, Ghana. Drs. Flowers and Richter, WMP's President and Medical Director have worked together with emergency medical staff at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital over the past 4 years, therefore the board unanimously agreed to forge an officially binding USA-Ghana professional and fiscal partnership. This symbiotic clinical and academic relationship will serve to coordinate and strengthen global e-learning opportunities, EMS training events, and American tax-deductible fundraising efforts.
The objectives for which the Society is formed are:
a. To promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge and skills in emergency medicine and encourage research into all aspects of emergency care
b. To advocate for emergency care in Ghana so as to improve patient experience and outcome across the emergency healthcare system
c. Promotion of co-operation and collaboration among emergency health workers and all professionals dedicated to the development, and advancement of evidence-based emergency medical practice everywhere
d. To lobby on behalf of members of the Emergency Medicine Society of Ghana for the promotion of and maintenance of the profession
e. To co-operate with national, regional and international bodies with similar interests.
To promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge and skills in Emergency Medicine among emergency health workers and associates to impact on the emergency care of people living in Ghana
. To collaborate with one another in learning and teaching the principles of Emergency Medicine
. To apply the principles acquired in the health care of patients
. To seek the welfare of members
The current draft of the EMSOG constitution is being worked for final approval at the first Annual General Meeting.
All Emergency Medicine stakeholders in Ghana have come together to host the first-ever Conference in Emergency Medicine in Kumasi, Ghana to celebrate 10 years of Emergency Medicine in Ghana and officially inaugurate the Emergency Medicine Society of Ghana. The main event will be from the 13th to the 15th of November, 2019 under the theme: A DECADE OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN GHANA, THE IMPACT AND THE FUTURE. The Society will, however, have multiple events leading to the conference.
A pre-conference will be held on the 12th of November at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. The mode of the pre-conference workshops will utilize a participatory and interactive approach between facilitators and participants, didactic lectures and hands-on practices at skill stations. The knowledge, skills, and experiences that would be shared at the pre-conference workshops and main conference will be crucial in contributing to health reforms through collective action and adaptable approaches in the pursuance of emergency care.
Reasons to participate in the EMSOG Conference
Education: 20 specialized lectures, 5 fully packed masterclass pre-conference workshops with over 10 CPD points.
Research: Oral and poster abstracts presentation, Research collaborations
Social and Networking Event: Open Air parties, Gala Dinner, Live Band, Dinner with Experts
Exclusive Side Events: All medical superintendents, district directors and regional directors who register for the conference will have a special invitation to our two exclusive events:
HOW TO SET UP AN EMERGENCY UNIT WORKSHOP: This workshop will discuss the benefits of a functional emergency unit. It will also look at the requirements for an emergency unit including equipment, drug list, personnel, and training requirements.
TECH MEETS HEALTH: This meeting hosted by the Ghana Tech Labs will look at the technological advancements and its application in health.
The conference is open to all doctors, nurses, Physician Assistants, EMTs, Hospital Administrators, students and all interested in Emergency Care.
Request for Support
The conference will seek to bring a large number of students and less privileged persons. We will need your help to make this happen. As a peer-to-peer sponsorship scheme, this will enable prospective EMSOG delegates to financially support their peers from low-to-middle-income countries (LMIC). Support a delegate, all amounts collected will go directly in providing for the conference fee and cost of workshops for students and underprivileged persons. Delegates applying for sponsorship are expected to contribute to their attendance by financing their own travel and incidental costs. A strict selection and vetting process ensures that your sponsorship goes to a bona fide LMIC delegate.
The total cost for a delegate at the conference with its pre-conference workshop will be a maximum of 850 GH Cedis (160USD). This cost will cover access to the sessions of the conference, meals, conference material, workshops, and certificates.