Medical Conference

 

 


Overcoming Hypertension in African American and

Hispanic Males & Preventive Treatments


Conference Dates: November 17, 2018 to November 19, 2018

  Orientation: November 17, 2018 @ 9:00am

 

3-Day Conference w/ workshop classes

Cost- $1250  

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Resilience Clinic Health Systems understand that sometimes medical professionals face difficult decisions when having to choose between medical conferences that is not career related and an unpaid internship that would really make their resume shine. Recognizing that this could mean missed opportunities for our medical professionals, generous alums and supporting research professionals have come forward to endow medical conference & student internship funds that award annual stipends to our medical professionals that have financial challenges that prevent them from attending. We have targeted medical conferences that are designed to help in specific areas of treatment for Hypertension.

 

Medical professionals can only apply to one stipend per annual calendar year as long as qualifications are met. Medical professionals will only be granted a stipend from one fund in any given funding cycle.

 

Resilience Clinic Health Systems do not exclude anyone from participating in, deny anyone the benefits of, or subject anyone to discrimination or harassment in any program or activity based on race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

 

Resilience Clinic Health Systems International Medical Conference Stipend

 

Created by Resilience Health Systems, this provides financial assistance of up to $12,000 for four medical professionals interested in pursuing an international medical conference experience in one of our medical clinic locations that specialize in targeted Hypertension treatment.  By supplementing classroom education with physician and patient workshop experience, medical professionals gain a practical understanding of the demands of new techniques and protocols in the treatment planning of attacking hypertension in a targeted group. This conference will enable medical professionals the opportunity to test their skills and realize their potential.

This award may provide a stipend for the medical conference fee, lodging, airfare, passport/visa expenses, meals, ground travel, traveler’s insurance, and/or other expenses related to an international medical conference opportunity.

As part of the application process, medical professionals must include an essay, two person letters of recommendation.

Selected medical professionals will be required to maintain a personal journal about the medical conference during the five-day experience that will be uploaded weekly to the Resilience Clinic website. Upon returning to their country of origin, awardees are required to submit a five-page paper on the experience and make a presentation to peers to help educate them on hypertension and assist other medical professionals for the following annual conference.
 

Awards are available for Fall 2018 Medical Conference only. Medical professionals must turn in their complete application packets by the following date in order to be considered for a Resilience Clinic Health Systems International Medical Conference Stipend: June 1, 2018

 

Countries under State Department warning will be excluded as will other countries as decided upon by Resilience Clinic Health Systems due to world crisis and disasters as situations arise.

 

 

60% Covered Conference Fees + Travel Expenses for Medical Professionals.

Restrictions:

1).  Must Be a Medical Professional in one of the following areas Family Medicine and or Internal Medicine.

2).  Medical professionals who apply by June 1, 2018 will be Awarded 60% Covered Fees including: Conference Fee, Travel, Hotel and Shuttle services. 

3).  Medical professional must be in a country with a demographic population that consist of over 25% of African Americans or Hispanics and who express interest based on assisting patients in their country in the reduction of high mortality rates in hypertension.

 

5). Please note that we do request that you arrive for orientation on November 17, 2018 by 9:00am.

  

Medical Conference Stipend Recommendation Form
This award may provide a stipend for the medical conference fee, lodging, airfare, passport/visa expenses, meals, ground travel, traveler’s insurance, and/or other expenses related to an international medical conference opportunity.

As part of the application process, medical professionals must include an essay, two person letters of recommendation.

Selected medical professionals will be required to maintain a personal journal about the medical conference during the five-day experience that will be uploaded weekly to the Resilience Clinic website. Upon returning to their country of origin, awardees are required to submit a five-page paper on the experience and make a presentation to peers to help educate them on hypertension and assist other medical professionals for the following annu
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New statistics show one of every three U.S. deaths caused by cardiovascular disease

 

DALLAS, December 16, 2015 – One of every three deaths in the U.S. in 2013 were from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, while heart disease and stroke were the No. 1 and No. 2 killers worldwide, according to American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update

Produced since 1958, the update is created from the most-recent data available and compiled by the AHA, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other government sources.  

“Statistics about cardiovascular disease and stroke, and particularly the metrics about death and the factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease are incredibly important,” said AHA President Mark Creager, M.D., director of the Heart and Vascular Center at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

He said the information helps the AHA track the effectiveness of its efforts.

Despite the progress in reducing the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke, Creager said, the numbers are still too high.

In the U.S. the data showed:

  • cardiovascular diseases claimed 801,000 lives;

  • heart disease killed more than 370,000 people;

  • stroke killed nearly 129,000 people;

  • about 116,000 of the 750,000 people in the U.S. who had a heart attack died;

  • about 795,000 people had a stroke, the leading preventable cause of disability;

  • among African-Americans adults, 48 percent of women and 46 percent of men have some form of cardiovascular disease; and

  • African-Americans have nearly twice the risk for a first-ever stroke than whites.

Cardiovascular disease is not only the top killer in the United States, but worldwide, said David S. Siscovick, M.D. M.P.H., chair of AHA’s Council on Epidemiology and Prevention and senior vice president for research at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. Hypertension, obesity and diabetes are global epidemics, he said. 

The data showed globally that:

  • 31 percent of all deaths were from cardiovascular disease, with 80 percent occurring in low- and middle-income countries as of 2013;

  • stroke accounted for 11.8 percent of all deaths, and;

  • 16.9 million people worldwide had a first stroke in 2010.

Over the decades, the statistical update has expanded to include information about health disparities, the global impact of cardiovascular disease and risk factors, Siscovick said.

The update now tracks health factors and behaviors known to contribute to good cardiovascular health, referred to by the AHA as Life’s Simple 7. These include smoking status, physical activity, healthy diet, body weight, and control of cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.

Among these factors:

  • nearly 19 percent of men and 15 percent of women in the U.S. were cigarette smokers in 2014, despite a 30 percent drop in cigarette smoking since 1998;

  • about one in three U.S. adults in 2014 reported no physical activity outside of work;

  • the proportion of people consuming an ideal diet increased from 0.2 percent to 0.6 percent in children, and from 0.7 percent to 1.5 percent in adults between 2003 - 2004 and 2011 – 2012;

  • nearly 160 million people in the U.S. were overweight or obese: 69 percent of adults and 32 percent of children in 2009-2012;

  • 13 million U.S. adults, about 17 percent, were obese in 2009-2012;

  • about 43 percent of Americans had total cholesterol of 200 mg/dL or higher from 2009-2012;

  • about 80 million U.S. adults, 33 percent, had high blood pressure in 2009-2012;

  • among African-American adults, 46 percent of women and 45 percent of men have high blood pressure; and

  • about 9 percent of Americans have diagnosed diabetes and 35 percent have pre-diabetes.

Siscovick said the stats show a clear potential to better prevent and manage cardiovascular diseases. The challenge is making prevention part of our culture, he said. 

“We need to maintain our vigor and resolve in promoting good cardiovascular health through lifestyle and recognition and treatment of risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking,” Creager said. “We’ve made progress in the fight against cardiovascular disease, but the battle is not won.”

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