Medical Links to Haiti

The Train the Trainer Project

The Brunswick (GA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, in conjunction with Southeast Georgia Health System, is sponsoring a seminar on medical and cultural issues affecting Haitians. The seminar is designed to familiarize medical professionals and the community on these issues.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Southeast Georgia Health System

Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, Conference Room 1
2415 Parkwood Dr., Brunswick, GA 31520


The presentations from this seminar are available online! If you are unable to attend the seminar on February 16, 2017, you may register to watch the webinar online anytime March 9-April 30, 2017.

Webinar coming soon.


Sign up to attend the seminar on February 16, 2017 or the online webinar! Attending either will satisfy the requirements to obtain continuing education credit. 

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Obtain Continuing Education Credit

If you would like to obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit or Continuing Education Units (CEU) for this course, you must complete the following requirements:
  • Attend the seminar on February 16, 2017 OR watch the online webinar anytime March 9-April 30, 2017
  • Complete a written evaluation at the seminar or online after watching the webinar
  • Submit $50.00 per person continuing education credit fee by check or online. Please note, an additional convenience charge of $3.74 will be applied to process online payment. 
The webinar and online evaluation must be completed and all fees must be received before April 30, 2017 to obtain continuing education credit. Checks may be payable to The Brunswick (GA) Chapter of the Links and mailed to:

The Brunswick (GA) Chapter of the Links, Inc.
P.O. Box 2451
Brunswick, Georgia 31521

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This seminar includes 3.25 hours of instruction, and attendance at the entire activity is approved by The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University for a maximum of.325 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


Making a Sustainable Difference in Haiti: Understanding the Needs and the Culture of Haitian People
Diane Smith, PhD, R.N.
Medical Missions Project Coordinator
Helping Hugs, Incorporated

Outline of Diseases Experienced by the Haitian People
Mark Hanly, M.D., MBChB, FRCPath (Lond.), FCAP, FASCP, MAIC
Chief Medical Officer, Southeastern Pathology Associates
Chief of Staff and Chief Department of Pathology,
Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus

Everything You Need to Know to Travel, Study, and Work in Haiti
Diane Smith, PhD, R.N.
Medical Missions Project Coordinator
Helping Hugs, Incorporated.


Mark Hanly, M.D., MBChB, FRCPath (Lond.), FCAP, FASCP, MAIC
Dr. Mark Hanly has been a member of the Medical College of Georgia’s adjunct clinical faculty since 1997, and he is a Professor of Laboratory Science at The College of Coastal Georgia. He has been Vice Chair of the Communications Committee of the Medical Association of Georgia since 2002, and he also currently Chairs the Georgia State Board for Physician Workforce. Active in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as a laboratory inspector, he has been lead faculty on the CAP AP3 Ultrasound Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration course since 2011 and has developed an Ultrasound Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Clinic, based at Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus.

Diane Smith, PhD, R.N.
Dr. Diane Smith has practiced nursing in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Texas, Alaska, Florida and Georgia in civilian and military hospitals. She served ten years in the Navy Reserve Nurse Corps. and has been volunteering in developing countries since 1973 including Mexico, Jamaica, Nepal and Haiti. She says that her most rewarding clinical practice has been in these countries where the poor have such limited access to health care.


If you have questions about registering for this event or obtaining continuing education credit, please email Margie Harris.