Tags Archives:Armenian American Health Professionals Organization

[FAR Health Programs]: AAHPO’s Dr. Najarian Speaks to the Importance of Knowledge Sharing image

Upon entering FAR’s Conference Hall Dr. Lawrence Najarian, President of the Armenian American Health Professionals Organization (AAHPO), smiled gently and greeted everyone. He radiated enthusiasm as he took his seat around the oval table and softly took the notebook out of his bag. With his beaming smile, Dr. Najarian discussed with participants of FAR’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program and other healthcare providers the motives of his visit to Armenia.

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[FAR Health Programs]: FAR Health Programs in Spotlight of 12th Armenian Medical World Congress image

It was made clear during the congress that the healthcare sector in rural and underprivileged areas of Armenia has undergone significant changes in the recent past to increase its impact on the most vulnerable, like preschool children. FAR’s very own Dr. Hambardzum Simonyan – the FAR Health Program Director – attended the Congress and shared FAR’s expertise in both healthcare and continuing medical education. The keystone of his speech during a plenary session were the public health and nutrition programs implemented within the scope of the FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP)* that focuses on the Tavush region.

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[FAR Health Programs]: CME Helps Karabakh OBGYN to Better Serve her Community image

For the past eight years, 33-year-old obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Liana Grigoryan has stood for the future moms of Nagorno-Karabakh. With nine years of experience working in the region (in Askeran, Martakert, and for the last three years in Qashatagh) she has helped hundreds of pregnant women starting from their first prenatal exams up until their deliveries.

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[FAR Health Programs]: FAR Celebrates 10 Years of Success in One of Its Most Important Programs standard

Having trained physicians from some of the nation’s most remote regions, FAR’s Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has truly contributed to changing the face of medical care in Armenia. By enabling doctors to further their professional development through advanced medical training, networking and improved access to key resources, CME has proved crucial toward contributing to the development of a more balanced and improved healthcare system. Both FAR staff and participants commemorated the success of the past decade on September 18th at Yerevan’s National Medical Library. “I want to say thank you to FAR and its staff. I also want to emphasize that this is just the beginning. Every doctor in Yerevan who is ...

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[FAR Healthcare]: Karabagh Seminars Help Professional Growth standard

Last October, FAR organized two full-day seminars on modern trends in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as the infectious diseases in Nagorno Karabakh with support from the Armenian American Health Professionals Organization. More than 50 doctors from Stepanakert and other regions attended. Watch the video prepared by FAR’s staff in Stepanakert, which shares the atmosphere of the trainings and feedback from participants.

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[FAR Health Programs]: More Doctors are Trained Thanks to Local Seminars standard

Modern trends in obstetrics and gynecology were the topics of two days of seminars that FAR recently organized in Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR). Lecturers Dr. Hripsime Apresyan from the Nork Infectious Diseases Center, and Dr. Rusadan Vardanyan from the Shengavit Medical Center, spent two full days with doctors based in primarily in Karabagh’s capital Stepanakert in addition to other regions. In cooperation with the Armenian American Health Professionals Organization (AAHPO) FAR has implemented the Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) for Nagorno Karabakh doctors since 2011. The two-day seminars are planned for once a year. And they greatly expand the reach of CME. While only three to five doctors from Karabakh spend a month training in Yerevan’s clinics the seminars reach ...

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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: FAR Alumni and Salzburg Fellows Hold Annual Meeting at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art. standard

When FAR’s Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) was founded in 2005 it was modeled after the Salzburg Medical Seminars Program (SMS), which is the largest educational program for doctors in Central and Eastern Europe, and in the former Soviet republics. Armenian doctors are recruited each year to participate in the Salzburg program and then serve as mentors to doctors in Armenia’s regional hospitals and clinics. More than 600 Armenian doctors have been Salzburg fellows. One of FAR’s main goals is to recruit more volunteers for SMS, who will be able to mentor CME program participants. CME program trainers recently met with Salzburg fellows at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art. (Participants also had the opportunity to see the exhibition ...

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