Doctors Without Borders LIVE Recruitment Webinar for Anesthesiologists & Nurse Anesthetists
Monday, February 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (EST)
Starting Time by Time Zone:
7:00 PM Eastern time
6:00 PM Central time
5:00 PM Mountain time
4:00 PM Pacific time
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization committed to bringing quality medical care to people in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. MSF recruits both medical and non-medical aid workers to provide assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.
MSF teams performed more than 78,000 major surgical interventions under general or spinal anesthesia in 2012 - anesthesia delivered by anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists recruited from all over the world - including from the United States. Surgeries commonly performed in the field include obstetrics/C-sections, burns, trauma, and orthopedics.
On Monday, February 24, please join us for a live teleconference and webinar on the work of MSF, with a focus on employment opportunities in the field for anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists.
MSF-USA staff will be joined by two New York based MSF aid workers – nurse anesthetist, Cliff Roberson, and anesthesiologist, Dr. Julia Sobol – who will share stories and photos from MSF assignments in Haiti, Nigeria, and South Sudan.
The presentation will last 75 minutes, including Q&A.
This event is a LIVE teleconference and webinar.
You will call a toll-free number to hear the audio portion of the presentation over your phone (mobile or land line). The optional (but recommended) web component includes a PowerPoint slideshow and the opportunity to ask questions via live chat.
Registration is required and limited.
After you have registered you will receive an email confirmation that includes the phone number and password you'll need to join the teleconference and web component
*Read the bios below to learn more about our presenters, and please visit our website to review the requirements for joining our team and to read first-hand field accounts from fellow practitioners.
Cliff Roberson is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and aid worker with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from New York City. Roberson practices at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is a faculty member at the Columbia University School of Nursing, where he is the Assistant Program Director of the Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia. He completed a doctorate in nursing practice at Vanderbilt University in May 2012. Roberson will share his experiences from MSF assignments in Aweil, South Sudan and Léogâne, Haiti.
Dr. Julia Sobol is an attending in anesthesia and critical care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She completed both her residency and fellowship at Columbia, finishing in July 2010. In 2011, Dr. Sobol completed her first assignment as an anesthesiologist with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – a two month mission in MSF’s maternity and fistula repair program in Jahun, Nigeria.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. For more information, please visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org.
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