Dr. Haywood Hall is the founder and director of PACEMD, a program initiated in San Miguel de Allende in 2002 which has trained over 50,000 health practitioners in Mexico, created new standards in public access defibrillation as well as in community-based training and competency certification in Mexico and Latin America. The program sponsored Pan American Forums on Emergency Care and Global Health in 2018 and 2019 and has championed the Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics (ALSO) program which has become a gold standard for reducing maternal mortality in Mexico. Dr Hall will outline the current restructuring of PACEMD and its digital transformation plans.
Dr. Hall, is an Ashoka Social Impact Fellow, as well as an a internationally recognized emergency medicine physician who helped found the Global Emergency Medicine Subspecialty. He is an ACEP Hero of Emergency Medicine and was awarded the IFEM International Humanitarian Award for his work in international development in 2014, and collaborated with the Mohammed Yunis organization in organizing the health section of a Nobel laureate 0re-conference in 2015 in Atlanta. He’s also an innovator and leader in the area of telemedicine and tele-health in the United States. He credits his social impact drive to his parents leadership and influence in civil rights movement and strives to continue their legacy though efforts to improve health care in marginalized communities .