The first annual international medical volunteerism conference was a tremendous success! Major updates to the website are coming in May. In the meantime, go to the forums and continue the conversations.
Also we will post an update about the television air time in May of the "Healthcare Reform" We Speak! Roundtable that happened at the conference.
Local, National, & International
Medical & Health Volunteerism
Ist Annual Conference
April 16th - 18th, 2010
IN THE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM, THIS IS A FREE CONFERENCE!
Note: Please go to the Conference Schedule page to get a true scope of the conference!!
Attendance to the conference is free, but we welcome donations. Donations will be critical in enabling us to make the conference available online, print more elaborate programs, and fund next year's conference. All donors will be listed as sponsors.
See the overview below and the listings of speakers and exhibitors to get a sense of what this conference is all about. Also, feel free to become a member of this site and share it with friends! By becoming a member you can send messages, chat, and write comments on the profiles of medical volunteers. If you are searching for volunteer opportunities and/or want to network and have discussions with other volunteers, please check out our forum page. Visit MedicalMissions.org for existing volunteering opportunities.
Emory University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Medical University of South Carolina are pleased to present the upcoming International Conference on Medical Volunteerism held at Emory University...
KICK OFF NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK AT THIS GRAND CELEBRATION OF LOCAL, NATIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL & HEALTH
More than a conference...it's a happening which is attracting some of the most giving and generous humans on earth. Whether they are doctors, nurses, physician assistants, students, or lay people...the people at this gathering want to make a difference. They are a distinct class of people because they so greatly exhibit the empathy gene. They come from all places, whether they are a Christian, Muslim, Hindi, Jewish, etc network of folks who celebrate life by saving lives and reducing suffering, an Indian medical society, a group of 12,000 generous Pakistani doctors living in North America, or a non-profit local inner-city free clinic. They are not in it for the money. The lives they impact on are lives which would not be impacted on if they, themselves, were not there. Already over 100 of these individuals have offered to volunteer their time to speak about their journeys at this conference.
LECTURES, SLIDE PRESENTATIONS, AND BEYOND!
Come hear the inspiring stories of individuals who dedicate their lives to making the world a better place for others. Some examples of these unique individuals are:
So if you'd like to connect up with a wide assortment of like minds; folks who can give you the inside scoop on their personal experiences, plan to join the crowd. There will also be lectures, slide presentations, and brainstorming panel discussions on broad topics, such as:
To see a list of the exhibitors, visit the "Speakers and Exhibitors" tab or click here.
A COLLABORATIVE BOOK
If you have stories to share and would like to get involved and join in right away or are hesitant to speak on a platform, you are welcome to contribute to a collaborative book about volunteer experiences...showcasing rich stories from those whose lives are infused with the excitement of participating in the world of medical volunteer work.
Check out the collaborative book tab or click here.
A Talent Show
MEDICAL VOLUNTEERISM'S GOT TALENT! If you are involved in medical volunteerism, and you've got any kind of performance talent, please consider sharing it onstage at the Saturday evening talent show....and help add entertainment to the inspiration and education of this conference...
Check out the talent show tab or click here.
A Fun Run
The Emory PA 9th Annual Care to Share 5K Fun Run and Kids Mile will take place on the same weekend. Click here for more information.
In the spirit of volunteer work, this conference is free and open for anyone to participate in and attend.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Zoe Haugo, coordinator
[email protected] 404-417-9780
Gauri Melkote, coordinator
[email protected] 678-362-7658
If you have any trouble navigating the website,
contact Marijan Pejic at [email protected]