Join PHR's next Asylum Training: Houston on April 9

The American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP) has approved this training for 6.5 CME creditsThe needs of asylum seekers, refugees, and other immigrants are acute in Texas, where detention centers are numerous, but volunteer health professionals are scarce. Join PHR in responding to those needs by participating in the PHR Asylum Program Training in Houston on Saturday, April 9, 2011. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance clinical skills, make new connections, and learn about a compelling volunteer opportunity. All health professionals, including medical students, are welcome to participate.Seasoned forensic evaluation experts Coleen Kivlahan, MD, MSPH and Joanne Ahola, MD will provide health professionals with the skills necessary to perform physical and psychological evaluations for survivors of human rights abuses.Session highlights:

  • Human rights, asylum law, and the role of health professionals in the immigration process;
  • Detention of immigrants;
  • Evaluating and documenting the physical and psychological sequelae of torture and other human rights abuses;
  • Effective affidavit writing and providing oral testimony in Immigration Court;
  • Working effectively with volunteer attorneys to help indigent immigrants.

Tuition for this unique, all-day seminar is $85 and includes lunch, coffee breaks, afternoon refreshments, and training materials. CME certificates will be provided at the end of the training day.Register here: email Kelly Holz ( with any questions.

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