As another way to support Armenia’s healthcare providers, FAR recently launched monthly health briefings for current and former CME doctors throughout Armenia and Artsakh.
The roughly 45-minute virtual meetings are coordinated by FAR’s Healthcare Program team and led by Dr. Gevorg Yaghjyan, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and member of FAR’s Fellowship Alumni Association (FARFAA), the group that initiated the CME program. Meetings will be held once a month, during which doctors will discuss specifically selected topics.
The briefings chiefly consist of short presentations followed by a Q&A format. The first, which was conducted via Zoom at the beginning of July, focused on COVID-19 as well as on the other problems that keep Armenia’s healthcare system on edge, including Kawasaki Disease, asthma and pneumonia.
More than 80 participants stressed the importance of the 45-minute-gathering to not only share news but also better utilize lessons learned from their respective experiences.
“Professionalism is not taught in the medical university; we become professionals on our own and being professional means sharing your knowledge and skills with your colleagues,” said Dr. Yaghjyan.