AUA Invites Haitian Residents to Its Fundamentals Course

The American Urological Association (AUA) is proud to sponsor Haitian residents Dr. Christian Valme and Dr. Codio Dieusel to attend the annual AUA Fundamentals in Urology course in Charlottesville, Virginia. This course, and the AUA’s sponsorship of Haitian residents, plays a key role in the Haitian American Urological Group’s collaborative efforts.    

IVUmed / Project Haiti Urethral Reconstructive and General Urology Workshop, Pignon, Haiti March 16-20, 2015

US/Canada team members: Henri Lanctin MD, Frank Burks MD, Dan Rosenstein MD, Dan Stein MD, Stuart Anderson MD, Justin Linhardt CRNA, Claudie Williams RN, Pat Lanctin, Chris Lanctin Haitian physicians; Urologists – Youry Dreux MD, Gaby Nelson MD and Jory Desir MD. Drs. Jean-Marie Aubourg and Harold Hosty audited the workshop for several days. Urology(…)

Second Joint Haitian American Urology Conference

The second Joint Haitian American Urology Conference takes place this week. Urologists from Haiti, the US, and elsewhere meet with industry and government leaders to advance urology training and care in Haiti. Second Haitian American Urology Conference – Program

IVUmed: Quotes from the Field

IVUmed shares some of the experience of volunteers in a joint training workshop with Project Haiti and local partners. To view the blog post, please visit IVUmed here.

Volunteer featured in local paper

IVUmed is currently conducting a female reconstructive urology workshop in Pignon, Haiti at the Hopital Bienfaisance de Pignon until March 27, followed by a male reconstructive urology workshop through April 5th. The Morrison County Record out of Minnesota interviewed Justin Lindhart, a CRNA volunteer on the female urology team, on his fifth medical service trip(…)

First Haitian American Urology Conference: A Historic Collaboration

Surgeons and trainees worldwide are starting to identify the need for collaboration among organizations and a focus on education to improve surgery in developing countries. In Haiti, urologists established the First Haitian American Urology Conference. After several informal discussions, the interest and need was recognized and brought together several urologists and program leaders in the(…)

Understanding International Volunteerism – Focus in Haiti

After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, there was an influx of medical volunteers and desire to help in such a traumatic event. While this displays admirable initiative, there are many factors that go into international medical volunteerism outside of the desire to do good work that require experience and understanding of local culture.  In one study, co-authored by Richard Gosselin(…)

Mission Statement brings together Haitian physicians and nurses and others from abroad working in Haiti to build local capacity for quality urological training and care. By working together, we can build sustainable, self-reliant surgical programs that meet the needs of communities throughout Haiti.

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