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Register Now for PHR's Next Asylum Network Trainings

on February 2, 2012

asylum seekers

Calling all health professionals!

PHR's Asylum Program will be hosting a basic training for health professionals interested in conducting physical and psychological evaluations for survivors of human rights abuses. This unique all-day seminar will be offered on Saturday, March 31 at Tufts Medical School in Boston, MA.

This training has been approved for 6.5 CME credits by The American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP).

Seasoned forensic medical evaluators Coleen Kivlahan, MD, MSPH and Joanne Ahola, MD will provide health professionals with the skills necessary to document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses for people fleeing persecution in their home countries. PHR Asylum staff and practicing attorneys Mike Corradini, JD and Christy Fujio, JD will explain the applicable human rights law and help health professionals feel confident producing medical-legal affidavits and testifying in court.

Over 400 health professionals in 35 states across the US are currently conducting these critically needed forensic medical evaluations, which are used in support of immigration applications so that survivors can start new lives in the U.S.  

Register today to meet other health professionals dedicated to assisting survivors and learn how you, too, can join the effort!

An advanced forensic training with 3.5 CME credits for experienced evaluators will be held on Sunday, April 1st. For details on this session and the necessary qualifications, contact asylum [at] phrusa [dot] org.

For directions, campus map, parking and public transportation information for Tufts Medical School, see this page.

Hotels near the Medical School may be found here.

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