2022 Roatan Learn and Serve Conference
September 2nd, 2022 by Nicholas Comninellis
“Equipping Healthcare Professional at Clinica Esperanza, Roatan, Honduras”
Join INMED faculty for an educational conference and service experience on the island of Roatan, off the northern coast of Honduras! Learn nuances of emergency care alongside Honduran medical personnel, earning 9 hours of Continuing Medical Education. Serve at the renowned Clinica Esperanza primary care facility, where Spanish is useful but not required. And enjoy the island’s sightseeing and snorkeling opportunities.
Despite its remarkable beaches and beautiful weather, many Roatan residents live in sustained poverty and suffer from common chronic diseases, as well as from malaria, dengue, intestinal parasites, malnutrition, and sexually transmitted illnesses. Roatan’s preexisting medical care system consists only of overburdened government facilities that lack the most basic resources. Clinica Esperanza’s vision is to provide the finest medical care possible to all Roatan residents, regardless of income status. The clinic was launched in 2001 and now performs over 2,500 consultations a month. The clinic is also progressively adding additional services, including laboratory, ultrasound, and minor procedures. Medical education is a high priority at Clinica Esperanza, with supervision provided by both American and Honduran physicians and nurses. View photos of Clinica Esperanza.
The 2022 Roatan Learn and Serve Conference will be hosted at Clinica Esperanza and The Meridian Hotel. Dates are Oct 27 – Nov 1, 2022. Registration is open to healthcare personnel from the full spectrum of professions. View all the Conference Details and please Apply Now. I’ll look forward to learning and serving along with you in Roatan Honduras on Oct 27!