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September 2015

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetic foot ulcers are complications that can present in the diagnosis of Diabetes mellitus. This condition is a global epidemic and is one of its most serious and costly complications. More and more patients are requiring amputations, of their lower extremity, to stop the ascension of the disease. On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Offsite Care will host this Conference on Diabetic Foot Ulcers presented by Dr. James K Gude Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Where: online at 

Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference.

Volunteers4Humanity will be speaking on International Missions at the largest health conference in the Nation: The UCD Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference.  

Our visual and fun lectures commence are schedule on Sunday, October 11th. Our booth will be staffed with volunteers on October 10-11, 2015. So stop by and receive some free information on our upcoming medical missions. 

Medicine (MD, DO)
Public Health
Ph.D. in STEM Subjects
Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

West Africa's Summer of 2014

 In the summer of 2014, the number of West African healthcare workers contracting Ebola was unforeseen by many humanitarian agencies.  Some of the factors contributing to these agencies removing their volunteers from "potential harm" were released in an Associated Press news wire featured in today's US News and World Report. 
-Use of a potentially outdated disinfectants to clean the protective equipment used by workers.
-They found that a significant number of healthcare workers were not properly trained to use the "protective equipment" in an Ebola setting.

Confusion vs. Delirium

Confusion can be described as an event where a person loses their orientation. In this state, the confused patient often experiences a loss of memory.Delirium, on the other hand, is defined as a 'short-term" state of confusion. Delirium is typically accompanied by altered consciousness. 

Offsite Care will host this conference on Confusion and Delirium, presented by Dr. James K Gude Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Where: online at www.gotomeeting.

Medical Mission to Uganda 2015

Stress and Disease

                     Crowded Market in Lira, Uganda

Stress, also known as a slow, silent killer.  Stress is unique in that everyone has encountered stressful situations at one time or another. Whether in a crowded market, working, or at home we experience some form of stress. However how you deal with these stressful encounters will ultimately determine your quality of life.
This conference on Stress and Disease is presented by Dr James K Gude Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Medical Director, OSC

National Pain Awareness

The sheer number of individuals living with chronic pain and the brand associated with the use of analgesics is staggering.  Health Day News writes that low back pain alone causes more disability than nearly 300 other conditions worldwide.  In addition, almost 1 in 10 people across the world suffers from an "aching" lower back.  According to, one of the top two causes of disability is due to low back pain. Notwithstanding the economic burden of being physically challenged due to chronic pain.

Ebola returns to Sierra Leone

The celebration in Sierra Leone has ended with the announcement of resident testing positive for Ebola. Many believe that this plague will continue to thrive in West Africa. The need for Health Volunteers Overseas will still exist according to several NPOs. The Daily Nation reports that the West African outbreak of Ebola has killed some 11,300 people since first emerging in December 2013 in Guinea, with Liberia the hardest hit.

Volunteer dies in Nepal

                         Dahlia Yehia

Reuters reports that an American teacher, Dahlia Yehia, was killed in Pokhara, Nepal. Miss Yehia arrived from Texas on August 4, 2015, as a volunteer, to help the victims of the earthquakes that has recently devastated Nepal. It is reported that the U.S. Embassy in Nepal informed the police of the incident. The Nepalese police are currently holding a suspect that has allegedly confessed to the crime.

Creating a Performance Improvement Based Inpatient Cardiac Arrest Program

This conference onCreating a Performance Improvement Based Inpatient Cardiac Arrest Programis presented by    Dr. James K. Gude

Where: online at
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
0800 - 0900 Pacific Standard Time
International Times for this ONLINE Conference
San Francisco- at 8:00AM PDT 
New York- at 11:00 AM EST 
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM 
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)- at 12:00pmBRT 
London (UK)- at 4:00 PM BST 
Lagos (Nigeria)- at 4:00 PM WAT