No doubt that the lights of hope and inspiration in Cuba have dimmed. Confirmation came a few days ago, January 31, when Alaska Airlines announced the last direct flight from LAX to Cuba: - exactly one year after the inaugural post here:
Highly recommend this beautifullly written story about, "Doctors in Cuba".
HAVANA TIMES — Some years ago, a former vice-minister for the economy told me, keeping a straight face, that an unpublished study had revealed that the State employees who missed the least days of work were hotel bell boys and pump operators at gas stations.
On Friday, I received an email on from the organizers Cuba, saying they have signed the CME paperwork and that it's on it's way. I hesitate to say any more until I have it all in hand.
And although we are very welcome, and still invited to join the Medical Conference, the CME approval process takes months to complete before we even leave the ground. I cannot imagine any MD just taking off for a week with such late notice.
The outlook very promising that CME-Abroad will deliver the goods next year.
Hopefully, the 2016 Medical Conference Schedule will follow soon.
One day last week, I worked on this piece attempting to explain the complicated approval process in Cuba. I saw myself a change-agent in Cuba's healthcare future, as well as our own.
I did mention in my original post is that Cuba is different. Everything is government owned; meaning no billboards, Ads on TV, or competitive gas pricing. That’s why we started at the Ministry of Health in Cuba, where I tearfully pleaded our case to a panel of representatives, who promised their immediate consideration. Before we adjourned, I was asked to explain the function of the AMA. Afterwards, we were guided to contacts next in the hierarchy.
The Medical Conference we are attending was announced November 2014, by Havana Tours,(the appoin...