Medical conference focused on needs of African countries takes place October 20 in Arlington, Va.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 9:14 AM
King’s Daughters Medical Center neurologist Enawgaw Mehari, M.D., has practiced in the
U.S. for several years, but he has never forgotten his home country of
Ethiopia. Since 1999, Dr. Mehari has spearheaded an organization called
People to People (P2P) to, in his words, “facilitate the transfer of
knowledge and technology to Africa with special emphasis in Ethiopia.”
Dr. Mehari has taken King’s Daughters physicians with him to
Ethiopia— oncologist/hematologist Galena Salem, M.D., traveled there with
Dr. Mehari in 2017— to teach medical professionals and care for patients.
The organization alternates between visits to Ethiopia with medical
professionals, and a U.S.-based medical conference for those with
connections to Ethiopia. This year, People to People is hosting a worldwide
conference in Washington, D.C.
This year marks the conference’s 10th anniversary with several firsts: an
in-person and online conference focusing on “the growing burden of
cardiovascular diseases in Ethiopia.” It is the first program presented as
part of the newly formed Pan-African Continuing Medical Education Network.
It also will be streamed live on Facebook for the first time, although
continuing medical education credit will not be available to online
The event takes place:
Saturday, October 20
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.(ET)
Residence Inn Arlington, Pentagon City
550 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Attendees can learn more and register at p2pbridge.org. More information
also is available at: