Khoren Mkrtchyan is the sole cardiologist for Yeghegnadzor's 50,000 residents. Often, he works overtime to help those in need in this small Armenian village. Dr. Mkrtchyan yearns to provide better service and more comprehensive medical care, which is why he applied to FAR's Continuing Medical Education (CME) program. CME enabled him to practice at Yerevan's Heratsi Hospital, where he studied new approaches within his specialization. "In the CME program, you communicate with doctors, you ... examine new and different approaches to treatment. I normally feel stagnant on a daily basis .. and this is a great opportunity to repeat lessons and acquire new experience," said the doctor. To read more about programs like CME, go to http://farusa.org/2018/01/22/far-health-programs-cme-rural-cardiologist-strengthens-his-skills-through-cme/
ACYOA Announces Lenten Retreats for Juniors and Seniors
With Lent a month away (it begins on February 12) the ACYOA has announced the dates and locations for its annual series of youth retreats. Check with your local parish for registration materials and flyers. The schedule of Lenten youth retreats is as follows:
Wisconsin/Illinois Retreat: Feb. 16-18, St. Iakovos Retreat Center (Kansasville, WI) New England/N.Y.-N.J. /Mid-Atlantic Retreat: Feb. 23-25, Camp Washington (Lakeside, CT)
ACYOA Seniors (ages 18 and older) New England Regional Retreat: Mar. 3 (10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) N.Y.-N.J./Mid-Atlantic Regional Retreat: Mar. 3 (10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Midwest Regional Retreat: Mar. 3 (10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Also, it’s not too late to register for the ACYOA Seniors Chapter Workshop, scheduled for January 19-21 at St. David Church, Boca Raton, FL. Click here to register.
For information on any of these events, contact your parish pastor, youth director, or ACYOA chapter chair; or contact Jennifer Morris of the Diocese’s Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at JenniferM@armeniandiocese.org.