Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Core Goals of IPSAC Vietnam
A pediatric surgeon who functions as a professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Illinois, Dr. Mark Holterman is a graduate of Yale and the University of Virginia, where he earned his MD. Further to his professional pursuits, Dr. Mark Holterman supports the International Pediatric Surgical Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN), a philanthropic organization that assists Vietnamese pediatricians in the provision of care to the children of Vietnam.
IPSAC-VN has two core goals, including providing educational opportunities to Vietnamese pediatricians, through training events, interactive sessions, and lectures. Additionally, the organization supports a number of training initiatives created by medical schools and hospitals in Vietnam.
Its second goal is to improve the quality of patient care via the provision of suitable equipment for Vietnamese pediatricians. IPSAC-VN also works closely with medical professionals in Vietnam to identify children who may have difficulty in accessing surgical treatment and assists in the creation of mechanisms that ensure such children attain access to proper care.