The GHCSS Has Concluded
The Global Health Clinical Seminar Series ran from 2007–2012 and was supported through PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. It was produced by International Training & Education Center on HIV (I-TECH) with funding from Cooperative Agreement U91HA06801 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in collaboration with CDC.
About this Series
The I-TECH Global Health Clinical Seminar Series has now concluded. Thank you for your ongoing participation. Archived sessions will remain available for download through August 31, 2012.
The I-TECH Global Health Clinical Seminar Series is a bi-monthly distance learning series aimed at health care workers working in resource-limited settings worldwide. Expert clinicians present on a variety of care and treatment topics via live, interactive sessions broadcast over the internet free of charge to participating clinicians. These 60 minute sessions typically use a case based format during the live session and have a listserv that allows participants to engage in follow-up communication across sites after each session. Archived sessions are available for downloading from this website. Most sessions are conducted in English.
Objectives of the Clinical Seminar Series
- Increase knowledge and skills of health care workers related to care, treatment, diagnosis, and comprehensive management of patients affected by AIDS, TB, malaria, hepatitis, and other medical conditions common in resource-limited settings;
- Increase collaboration and communication by clinicians working in resource-limited settings, with an emphasis on sharing of best practices and lessons learned;
- Rapidly disseminate relevant cutting-edge clinical research findings that could advance the quality of care delivered by clinicians in a wide variety of settings;
- Gain proficiency in use of the “interactive webcasting” distance learning technology in order to broaden its application for new audiences and purposes.
Clinicians (physicians, medical officers, clinical officers, nurses, medical students) who work in resource-limited settings worldwide.
Live (synchronous) component: Each of the live (synchronous) sessions is presented via the Adobe Connect software using a case based format. The presenter presents a clinical case using power point slides that will guide a lecture and discussion of the topic. Following the lecture presentation, the presenter will take questions from participants via the chat function of Adobe Connect.
Follow-up post session (asynchronous component): This website provides the course schedule, additional resource materials for each session, an archive of each session (streaming link) after it is presented, and a listserv where participants may post additional questions or engage in additional asynchronous text discussion with the presenter after each session.
This is a project of I-TECH's Distance Learning Initiative.