Emergency Medicine

For 6 years, the Good Samaritans provided critical
knowledge and skills for Vietnam to establish its first
Emergency Medicine program.


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October 2014

2015 Emergency Medicine Symposium.

The next EM Symposium will be held from March 9-13, 2015 in Ha Long Bay. The focus will be on Stroke Care.. There will be 3 conferences: Leadership, Physician Symposium, Nursing. For more information please contact us here.

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October 2014

"For The Love of a Child" 2014

The Annual Benefit Dinner for the Children of Vietnam will be held on October 25, 2015 at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, CA. Purchase your tickets HERE

2010 Deans' Conference Co-Chair

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Kris Arnold, M.D., FACEP

Chair, ACEP Ambassador Program
Boston University College of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts


Dr. Arnold has broad experience in community and academic Emergency Medicine as well as Occupational Medicine for emergency responders and international agencies focusing on quality improvement through teaching best context-appropriate practices. While a member of the faculty of Emergency Medicine at Boston University Dr. Arnold created the Clinical Training Center, developing continuing education courses for physicians and mid-level practitioners as well as delivering American Heart Association ACLS courses for over 1000 professionals/year in Eastern New England. He was also an adjunct instructor in the Physicians Assistant program at Northeastern University, directing the Introduction to Emergency Medicine course.

Dr. Arnold developed an interest early in his career in international development of emergency medical care capacity, lecturing and mentoring providers in different parts of the world. He has formalized his international interests through obtaining a Masters in Public Health specializing in International Health. He has been the Chair of the International Interest Group of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and held various officer positions in the International Section of the American College of Emergency Medicine, including, currently, that of Co-Chair of the International Ambassador Program Committee as well as Deputy ACEP ambassador to Japan and France. Dr. Arnold has lectured and consulted with developing emergency medical services around the world including Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Asia.

In addition to his experience in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Arnold has been active in Occupational Medicine throughout his career, primarily working with public safety agencies and international organizations. He is currently the physician for the Boston Police Department and is active in national initiatives to improve the health of law enforcement officers and to develop medically appropriate guidance for safe work status assessment in various challenging law enforcement environments. He has been an officer in the Public Safety Medicine Section of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Physician Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. In addition to clinical management of cases, his activities in the Occupational Medicine domain include consulting with organizations on injury prevention in emergency response settings and best practices evaluation for health care service purchase.

Dr. Arnold has authored a number of textbook chapters and articles on topics related to the domains of his specialized interests. He has also led an international initiative to develop a consensus statement regarding needs for development in knowledge translation in Emergency Medicine internationally; the bringing of best practice knowledge to the bedside in all emergency care settings from villages to tertiary care hospitals and controlled hospital settings to humanitarian crises.

Dr. Arnold continues to pursue his interests in global improvement of emergency medical care as the chief medical officer of ArLac Global Health Services, an international health care consultancy.