For the first time at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring (April 25-29, 2018; Charlotte, NC), HMP will be introducing the Salia Scholarship program, which will provide funding for 3-5 surgical residents from the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) to attend SAWC Spring and receive much needed evidence-based wound care education that will improve patient care in their communities. PAACS is an international, non-denominational, rural-based surgical training program that was formed in Africa in 1997 and prepares African physicians to become surgeons who will practice in rural areas throughout the continent following graduation.
The Salia Scholarship program is named in memory of Dr. Martin Salia, a graduate of the PAACS program. He was one of 136 physicians treating a population of 6 million in Sierra Leone prior to the Ebola outbreak in 2014. Dr. Salia was a US citizen, but chose to give back to his native country by treating patients in Sierra Leone and died from Ebola in November 2014.
Help us honor Dr. Salia’s legacy by supporting this remarkable scholarship and giving these residents the chance to learn from our esteemed speakers, up-to-date content and community of passionate wound care professionals.
Donations to this scholarship program will cover complimentary registration to the conference and airfare, visa fees, hotel, and subsistence.