WACSC Upcoming Programs

“Telemedicine At Home and Abroad”

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Virtually via Zoom

Dr. James Gude Medical Director of Global Offsite Care

Dr. Joseph Benoit Prosper Founder and Medical Director of the Telemedicine Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti


Medical care is in all the headlines. But just how might we receive it in the future? We are very pleased to welcome two innovative, forward-looking physicians to discuss the world of telemedicine — the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology.

With our increasing distance learning and work, it’s the perfect time to take a deep dive into the future of medical care.

Date: Thursday, April 15
Time: 4 P.M.
Venue: Zoom
It’s Free: As a member you will receive priority enrollment.


Doctors Gude and Prosper will team up to discuss how the telemedicine we’ve begun to use here with COVID is already bringing better and faster treatment to underserved patients around the world, and also how it all can affect our lives. Then, they’ll answer our questions regarding its cost, effectiveness and safety.

More About Our Speakers

Dr. James Gude is an innovator in telemedicine. He is board certified in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, and Medical Director of Global OffsiteCare, which enables medical skills and technology to be delivered internationally. His focus will be on technology as a means to remotely deliver critical care to patients thousands of miles distant.

Dr. Joseph Benoit Prosper is founder and Medical Director of the Telemedicine Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He has dedicated much of his career to providing care for the underserved and less fortunate. He will discuss how telemedicine and technology bring high-level care to rural Haiti while keeping the cost as low as possible.

We are pleased to present speakers of Dr. Gude’s and Dr. Prosper’s commitment and expertise.

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Also Coming Soon…

May 20
Daniel Zoughbie, Vice-Chair, Center for Middle East Studies at UC Berkeley, will examine U.S. Middle East involvement with “America Before the ‘Spring’: George W. Bush and the Middle East.”
June 17
Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration at U.C. Berkeley, will present “Climate Change — Designing Electricity Rates for an Equitable Energy Transition.”

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World Affairs Council of Sonoma County (WACSC) is an independent, non-partisan forum for exploring issues and opportunities that transcend borders.

WACSC engages thought leaders, change-makers and citizens to share ideas, learn from each other.  We engage in conversations of public concern on global issues. Through these and other programs, WACSC provides the community with the knowledge they need to be better informed in their choices and actions that relate to global issues and international affairs.

WACSC is grateful for the support it has received from its members and other individual donors.  As a non-profit organization, it relies on ongoing fundraising and membership for funding. Please join us and help support our work. You can learn more about giving options on our Donate page.

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