GMA Applauds & Joins U.S. Attorney’s Efforts To Combat Sexual Abuse & Trafficking

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Guam – The Guam Medical Association[GMA] is applauding and plans to join U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco’s efforts to combat sexual abuse and trafficking. A release from GMA states that the medical association will participate in Limtiaco’s proposed comprehensive Pacific Regional Conference on Sexual Abuse and Trafficking.

“The Guam Medical Association applauds and joins the United States Attorney Alicia A.G. Limtiaco in taking a pro-active approach to education and raising awareness of sexual abuse and trafficking on island.”  Said, President Dr. Thomas Shieh.

On Wednesday, June 19th from 12:15 pm to 5:30 pm, GMA members will be participating in the Regional Panel:  The Medical Community’s response form the social to medical assessments to an ethics discussion of the doctor-patient relationship and other clinical-family-victim situations.  The three panel members are Dr. Thomas Shieh, MD; Dr. Patricia Taimanglo, PhD, and Ann Rios, RN from Healing Hearts.

Guam’s healthcare providers will also receive training sessions from Dr. Carole Jenny’s on the assessment of Medical Evidence in Abuse and Trafficking Cases; Medical Protocols.  Dr. Jenny is Professor of Pediatrics

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and she is Past Chair of the Section on Child Abuse and Neglect of the American Academy of Pediatrics

A total of 4.5 hours of Category I Continuing Medical Education credits will be granted by a joint sponsorship from the Guam Medical Association and the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority.  See attached flyer for more information on the CME Activity.

All health care professionals who plan to attend for CME credit needs to RSVP to guammedicalassociation@gmail.com.  Or contact Pram Sullivan at 483-6600 to reserve a seat.