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Asylum Network Training, September 21 & 22, 2013

Start Date:
Saturday, September 21, 2013
End Date:
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Location:
University of Illinois - Chicago School of Medicine

PHR’s Asylum Program is Conducting Two Fall Training Sessions

 

Seasoned forensic medical evaluators and legal experts will provide health professionals with the skills necessary to document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses for people fleeing persecution. These physical and psychological evaluations can help survivors rebuild their lives safely in the U.S.

Invited participants:

  • Physicians, psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers
  • Residents, interns, and medical students
  • Immigration attorneys interested in use of medical forensic evaluations

Meet and network with other health professionals and attorneys dedicated to assisting survivors and learn how you, too, can join the effort!

Basic Training

Introduction to Physical and Psychological Documentation of Trauma: Aiding Immigrant
Survivors of Torture & Other Human Rights Abuses


For health professionals with no formal training and moderate to no experience conducting forensic medical evaluations.

Saturday September 21, 2013
8:30am-6pm

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Application for 6.5 CME credit hours has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Basic Training Highlights:

  • Human rights law, asylum law, and the importance of health professionals and forensic documentation in the immigration process;
  • Physical and psychological sequelae of torture and other human rights abuses;
  • Effective medical-legal documentation, including affidavit writing;
  • Best practices for collaboration between health professionals and attorneys.
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Advanced Training

Advanced Forensic Training for Experienced Volunteers: Techniques for Increased Effectiveness of Evaluations and Testimony


For evaluators who have attended a basic training or who have exceptional experience providing forensic medical evaluations.

Sunday September 22, 2013
8:30am-6pm

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Application for 6.5 CME credit hours has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Advanced Training Highlights:

  • Expert panel on forensic evaluations of children and adolescents;
  • Combined physical and psychological evaluations;
  • Demonstrative forensic medical evaluations with medical students and residents;
  • Roundtable discussion of challenging cases and strategies for complex evaluations;
  • Learn from the experience of seasoned veteran evaluators!

How to Register:

Tuition for each of these unique, all-day seminars is $125/day.

Each day includes lunch, two coffee breaks, and training materials. CME certificates will be provided at the end of the training day.

Register for both days at a special discounted price of $200.

Registration will close when we have reached capacity for the event, so be sure to sign up now!

For more information, please contact asylum [at] phrusa [dot] org, or call 617-301-4248.

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