Foreign Medical Team looking to implement Kidney Transplant Services in Guyana

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[www.inewsguyana.com]A team of health care providers from the University of Calgary is on a visit to Guyana with a main focus is on chronic kidney diseases and transplant services.

According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), the visiting team will be meeting with officials from Ministry of Health and the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) to discuss the implementation of chronic kidney diseases and transplant services in Guyana.

The team consists of highly qualified health practitioners. These include Serdar Yilmaz, MD, PhD, Southern Alberta Transplant Programme, Nairne Scott-Douglas MD PhD, Medical Director, Southern Alberta Renal, Judy Dean RN; Clinical Nurse Educator, Southern Alberta Renal and Transplant Programme, Janice James RN, Modality/Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse Clinician, Southern Alberta Renal Programme, and Genevieve Mc Michael BSP, Nephrology and Transplant Pharmacist, Southern Alberta Renal and Transplant Programme.

A series of CMEs has also been organised through a collaborative effort between the GPHC, and the Institute of Health Science Education Department, that will be open to all doctors and other medical practitioners.

The lectures will be held at the Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, and will focus on various topics surrounding chronic kidney diseases. The topics include Patient at risk for Chronic Kidney Diseases, Kidney transplant, Patient Care in the 21 century, screening, and treatment of end stage kidney diseases and management of patients with the disease. The team will be in Guyana until February 20.

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