TTUHSC Office of International Affairs invites you to attend an ongoing lecture series on world health. The lectures will be held every first and third Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon. Invited guest speakers will share their experience and work involving global health issues. Everyone is invited to attend. Free lunch will be provided to the first 35 attendees.
Cleft Lip and Palate Surgical Missions: Peru and Honduras
- Speaker: Frank Agullo, MD - Clinical Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, PLFSOM
- Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
- Time: 12:00 noon CT
- Where: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Academic Classroom Building Room 120*
- Also on the El Paso campus - Room 212 (11:00am MT)
Facial deformities in children can cripple their lives. Simple procedures can change their future immediately. In many countries, these procedures are not available. Surgical missions help bridge the gap and not only provide a positive effect on the patients, but an increase in experience for physicians and learning opportunities for physicians in training. Organizations such as Smile Network International help fund and organize these surgical missions and provide necessary supplies needed to repair birth defects, with a focus on cleft lips, cleft palates and other conditions requiring surgical intervention such as burns, tumors or other genetic defects.
*This lecture will be recorded for viewing on the OIA web site.
For more information, contact TTUHSC Office of International Affairs or call (806)743-6000 Ext 249.
Cleft Lip & Palate Surgical Missions flyer