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REACH Meeting Schedule

Regular meeting days/times are second Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:30pm. A light supper is served at the evening meetings.

2013 - 2014

September 6, 2013 (Time Change: noon)

REACH Annual Welcome Lunch and Global Health Fair
Pediatric Playdeck, Daly 4, Infant's and Children's Unit

Come learn about REACH – Baystate’s dedicated Global Health group. On hand will be attending and resident physicians who will be sharing their experiences, and discussing opportunities to participate in global health electives. Our team includes providers in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics/Midwifery. 

Representatives will be available to discuss opportunities in the Indian Himalayas, Liberia, Mexico, Ecuador, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and the Navajo Nation. So come learn what REACH is all about, and how you can get involved in Global Health at Baystate!

September 11, 2013

Topic: Things to Know Before you Go: Global Health Preparation and Ethics
Speaker: Jane Cross, MD, Naomi London, MD, Jose Martagon- Villamil, MD
Location: Chestnut 2

September 24, 2013

Topic: From the Ground Up:  International Health Partners, Tanzania
Speakers: Paula and Denny Lofstrom
Location: Chestnut 5

October 9, 2013

Topic: From Parasites to Polio:  An Introduction to Refugee Medicine
Speaker: Sheila Cleary, MD
Chestnut 5

October 25, 2013

Topic: REACH Movie Night “Africa United”
Location: Chestnut 5

November 19, 2013 (Date and time change)

Topic: REACH / Global Health Pediatric Grand Rounds - Congenital Chagas Disease - Importance of an Emerging Infection Outside of Latin America
Speaker: Rob Comer, MD
Chestnut 2
Time: 8:00 am

November 19, 2013 (Date change)

Topic: Lessons about Sustaining a Career and Family in Global Health Research
Speaker: Rob Comer, MD
Chestnut 2

December 3, 2013

Topic: REACH Book Club - Half the Sky” by Sheryl WuDunn
Location: Westfield State, Scanlon Banquet Hall (Discussion to follow formal presentation

January 15, 2014

Topic: Rebuilding Post-War Healthcare in Liberia with HEARTT
Speaker: James Sirleaf, MD
Location: Lundy Boardroom

February 19, 2014

Meeting rescheduled to May 1

March 19, 2014

Topic: Childhood diabetes in Nepal: Top of the world, but where to start...
Speaker: Drs. Holley Allen and Sarah Coors
Location: Chestnut 5

April 16, 2014 

No meeting in April

May 1

Topic: Saving Indonesia's Newborns: A Unique Opportunity for Pediatricians and Pediatric Residents
Speaker: Hayley Teich, MD
Location: Chestnut 5 (Informal off-campus dinner to follow for those interested in learning more)

May 14, 2014

Topic: Resident Global Health Reports from Liberia, Mexico and the Indian Himalayas
Location: Chestnut 5