The Countdown to Ghana!

In 2017, RAD-AID and SIIM teamed up to create the SIIM Global Ambassador program. During the first year of the program, two SIIM Global Ambassadors – Starla Longfellow and David Marichal – traveled to Laos and Nicaragua, countries in which RAD-AID had recently installed PACS. Starla and David were recently on SIIMCast, in which they sat down for an interview about their experiences participating in the program.

If you would like to listen, the interview is embedded below:

When I heard about the opportunity to support our global imaging informatics community, I was immediatley interested. I applied earlier this year and am excited and honoured to have been selected as one of the 2018 SIIM Global Abassadors.

In less than a month, on September 29th, I will be flying out to Ghana, to lend a helping hand with Imaging Informatics at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. I will be in Accra for 2 weeks and plan on regularly tweeting, and hopefully posting to the blog while there.

Below is a terrfic video that demonstrates the positive impact that RAD-AID has had in Ghana.

Stay tuned for more updates. If anyone has tips for the trip, feel free to post a comment below.

– J

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