November 06, 2012 at 16:41 PM EST
Ohio Medical Group President Brings Health Equipment and Continuing Medical Education to Libyan Doctors
CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 11/06/12 -- North Ohio Heart (NOH), Northeast Ohio's largest private cardiology practice, and Ohio Medical Group (OMG) are proud to support OMG President Othman Shemisa, M.D., Ph.D., in his quest to facilitate continuing medical education to Libyan doctors.
A Libyan American, Dr. Shemisa was vital in acquiring monetary assistance and medical supplies for the people of Libya as they revolted against the oppressive regime of Muammar Gaddafi. Dr. Shemisa, with the help of MedWish, an international nonprofit organization committed to repurposing medical supplies and equipment, and Cleveland hospitals and health organizations, arranged three large shipments of medical supplies to Western Libya around this time last year.
After the fall of Gaddafi's regime, Dr. Shemisa returned to his native land for the first time in 28 years. There, he discovered the dire need for updated health facilities and continuing medical education courses for doctors.
Upon returning to the United States, Dr. Shemisa contacted the American Medical Seminars, a continuing medical organization, for help in Libya. Together, they developed a plan to recreate five seminars (10 to 15 hours of lecture per seminar) for Libyan doctors.
Dr. Shemisa returned to Libya on November 2 to set up two seminars to begin continuing medical education efforts. While there, Dr. Shemisa and his team will proctor exams, complete evaluations and distribute certificates.
"Our hope for the future is that there will be live seminars that can be participated in through the Internet or through satellite, so that, when they are happening in the US, they can be transmitted at the same time in Libya," Dr. Shemisa said.
With the help of Dr. Shemisa, NOH and OMG, other continuing medical education contributors and individual donors, Libya can become a flourishing country with educated people.
If you would like to help the Libyan efforts, contact Dr. Shemisa at (440) 414-9700, and he will help connect your expertise to those in need.
About NOH and OMG
For more than 35 years, North Ohio Heart (NOH) has provided state-of-the-art cardiology services to families in the northeast Ohio region. For the past 13 years, North Ohio Heart partnered with Ohio Medical Group (OMG) to provide primary care services and other subspecialty services throughout the same geographical area. With 14 convenient locations, the choice is easy when choosing your family medicine specialists. To learn more about NOH and OMG, visit http://partnersforyourhealth.com/.
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