Annual Pediatric Global Health Webinar Series


Since the creation of the Pediatric Residency Global Health Track, we have developed a robust program with pediatric faculty global health champions who collaborate with partners across the globe.

In 2021, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and suspension of our international activities, we took the opportunity to created a 3-day virtual conference that offered discussion and instructions on pediatric cardiological interventions for non-cardiologists working in low-resource international settings. Leveraging the newest faculty in our program, pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Ben Acheampong, we have found a venue to continue our educational and capacity building mission. Though the program was initially created for providers in Ghana, participants hailed from several African and South American countries.

Here are some of the highlights of the first conference.


Next Conference 

Please join us via live stream on Zoom for the 2022 Pediatric Global Health Conference: Cardiology and Critical Care in Resource-Constrained Settings.

More information and registration details can be found here.

Friday, May 6
11 am US CDT / 4 pm GMT – 1 pm US CDT / 6 pm GMT
Saturday, May 7
11 am US CDT / 4 pm GMT – 1 pm US CDT / 6 pm GMT

The care of critically ill patients in resource-constrained settings is challenging for many reasons including the availability and accessibility of trained health care workers. As a result, general practitioners often serve as frontline providers for a wide range of pathologies. Equipping general practitioners with basic knowledge in the care of seriously ill children with optimal use of existing resources is key to improving patient care and communication with experts at tertiary centers. This conference will focus on improving cardiac imaging-resource utilization and the care of critically ill children.

This virtual conference is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care providers who provide primary care to pediatric patients.
At the conclusion of this virtual conference, the participant should be better able to:
  1. Review the basics of cardiac imagery.
  2. Identify causes of pediatric syncope and its management.
  3. Discuss the management of acute liver failure.
  4. Describe acid-base disturbances in pediatric patients.
  5. Review congenital infections and associated cardiac pathologies.