January 2020 Meeting

Program Meeting - January 2020

Wednesday, January 15th at 18:30

Our speaker for January is Dr. Dorit Maoz, who will talk about her work with Doctors Without Borders. Dr. Maoz is a general practitioner in Untermenzing whose areas of specialization include diabetology, travel medicine and pain therapy. She studied medicine in Heidelberg from 1992 to 1998. Working subsequently in various capacities in Bavaria as well as Scotland, Dr. Maoz gained expertise in areas ranging from emergency medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics to surgery and pain therapy. Certified as a general practitioner in 2005, she went on to obtain additional qualifications in pain therapy and diabetology before earning a master’s degree in International Health from the University of Basel in 2016. Dr. Maoz first became involved with Doctors Without Borders in 2005. To date, she has taken part in seven missions — in countries including Nigeria, Kashmir/Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad and the Ivory Coast. The missions have addressed major health issues such as children’s nutrition, cholera, HIV/Aids and ebola. In sharing some of her experiences and insights with us, Dr. Maoz will focus on two of the missions she has participated in.
For more information, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de
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Many thanks again to Dr. Dorit Maoz from Doctors without Borders for her very interesting and insightful presentation. She told us about her various missions, particularly her first one to Nigeria to combat malnutrition, about the disease itself and about the internal workings of the organization.
Thank you Dona Schlimm for organizing everything and to Pat Biondo who originally suggested the idea.
If you have an idea for a program meeting, please don't hesitate to contact the Program Committee and let them know.

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