Leaders from Ukraine Come to Baltimore for Program Focusing on Trauma Centers

March 8, 2023

Five medical professionals from Ukraine will be in Baltimore for eight days, starting March 10, to learn about best practices related to trauma centers and treatment that could be applicable in their country.

They are expected to meet with the staff of United States Congressman Kwesei Mfume’s,as well as experts from the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the Limb Loss and Amputee Rehabilitation Program at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, Johns Hopkins Limb Loss Rehabilitation, Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Maryland School of Nursing, and Dankmeyer Prosthetics and Orthotics.

They will get a feel for Maryland’s culture by visiting local landmarks, dining in Baltimore restaurants and participating in other local activities with the families in Maryland who will be hosting them.

The group will be hosted by the Baltimore-based World Trade Center Institute, which curates programs for more than 700 international visitors per year. The delegation was chosen by the Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL), an agency of the United States Congress that promotes mutually beneficial opportunities for depolarized engagement between current and future international leaders.

About WTCI: WTCI empowers people with ideas and connections so they can drive growth and global good. The organization focuses on existing and emerging global business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic – from high school students to executives in the C-Suite – whose work touches people in the United States and countries around the world. Its network includes 3,500+ companies and hundreds of academic institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations, making it the largest network of global businesses in the Mid-Atlantic. WTCI hosts events, offers fellowships and curates global exchanges. For more information on WTCI, go to www.wtci.org.

About COIL: Founded in 1999 by Congress, the Congressional Office for International Leadership (formerly known as the Open World Leadership Center) maintains a vast network of more than 30,000 alumni in partner countries. It supports legislative diplomacy efforts for Members of Congress by conducting exchanges that establish authentic communication and enduring relations that are maintained through its extensive alumni network. Through COIL’s Open World program, people are provided with exposure to the work of Congress, American politics, accountable governance, and volunteerism while being home hosted by American families. To learn more about COIL, go to www.openworld.gov.

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