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[FAR Health Programs]: Three Stories, Same Goal: CME as a Tool for Child Protection image

FAR stays focused on child protection not only through its childcare programs but through each and every program and project possible. Health care is no exception and one of the ways FAR inserts child protection into these programs is by including more regional pediatricians in our Continuing Medical Education program (CME) that enables them to learn new skills and update their knowledge to provide better services in the regions of Armenia and in Artsakh.

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[Health Programs]: An Agent in Heroism image

Pediatrician Dr. Susanna Ayvazyan is already the healthcare provider for her second-generation of patients—the children for whose mothers and fathers she began seeing 25 years ago when she first started working at Berd Medical Center. After graduating from Yerevan State Medical University, she and her husband moved from Yerevan to Tavush Province to live with his family. Today, she has more than 950 patients from Berd City and Verin Karmiraghbyur Village. “I love my job. I do it with passion,” said the 53-year-old. “I especially love my little patients. I know nearly everyone by their face. Working in the provinces is a bit challenging but one of the best things about it is that people are very honest here. Living ...

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[CME]: One Man’s Way to Serve His People image

Radiologist Dr. Aram Danielyan is one of the trainers for FAR’s Continuing Medical Education program (CME) who has supervised at total of 18 doctors at Yerevan’s Diagnostica Medical Center over the last 10 years. “Not only am I helping doctors who work in the provinces but I also learn a lot from them,” he said, adding that it is a pleasure for him to volunteer his time. CME provides month-long professional development training at Yerevan’s leading medical centers for doctors from Armenia’s provinces and Nagorno-Karabakh. “Doctors who work in the rural provinces have a rather different working environment than in Yerevan. There are emergency physicians and doctors working in regional hospitals whose experience is very important and useful for me. I ...

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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]: CME Celebrates 10 Years of Positive Change standard

This year, FAR’s Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) celebrates 10 years. That’s 10 years of helping doctors further their medical training; 10 years of strengthening the nation’s network of healthcare providers; 10 years of furthering medical education through seminars, trainings and improved resources. Ultimately, it’s 10 years of working to improve the overall health of the Armenian people through an improved healthcare system. In one decade, CME has trained more than 500 doctors. Watch the video below and see why those who joined this important mission did so, and why they believe CME is truly making a difference.

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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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[Healthcare]: A Good Tradition standard

For FAR’s Continuing Medical Education program participants, specialized lectures at the Republican Scientific Medical Library (RSML) have already become a tradition. Organized by FAR within its CME program and in cooperation with RSML, a most recent lecture featured specialists who had contributed to the realization of previous seminars. The topics of the session included “Law and Health” presented by Violetta Zopunyan, “Palliative Care” presented by Artashes Tadevosyan, “Blood Coagulation” by Yervand Hakobyan, and “Evidence-Based Medicine” delivered by Prof. Ruben Hovhannisyan. During his talk, Professor Hovhannisyan introduced the Armenian Medical Review Journal, the printing of which has been funded by FAR ever since the journal was founded. The doctors learned about the criteria of having their own studies published in the ...

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[FAR Health Programs]: FAR Birthright Armenia Volunteer Lectures on Geriatric Medicine. standard

Last week, Birthright Armenia volunteer Natalie Abrahamian had the opportunity to present the first in a series of lectures on geriatric medicine at the National Medical Library (NML) to the March 2012 CME Program  participants, a diverse audience of physicians from various regions of Armenia. Prior to Natalie’s presentation, National Institute of Health Professor and chief editor of the FAR-sponsored Armenian Medical Review Journal Doctor Ruben Hovhannisyan, lectured on the history, significance, and application of evidence-based medicine. Dr. Hovhannisyan is actively involved at NML. He also discussed the methodologies that are generally used for evidence-based trials in health care. Dr. Hovhannisyan stressed the importance of integrating these approaches into Armenia’s health care system. Natalie’s presentation focused on geriatric biology and ...

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[FAR Health Programs]: FAR Holds Cardiology Seminar. standard

Recent health surveys and analyses show that mortality from cardiovascular diseases is dramatically rising. Armenia country is no exception. Keeping this in mind, the role of Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) seminars on actual medical topics are extremely important. They are also one of the main objectives of FAR’s Provincial Doctors Training Program. Between December 3 and 4, FAR held a seminar on cardiology, which extensively covered 10 relevant topics related to this specialization. Leading specialists delivered lectures that covered modern protocols and guidelines on diagnosis and treatment, as well as prevention. Twenty-five FAR fellows from Armenian provinces took part in the seminar. All participants completed pre-and post-tests as well as seminar feedback forms, which will be further analyzed and ...

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