On December 15, 2015 a lunch meeting was held at the State Plaza Hotel in Washington D.C. with Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director and Dr. Francisco Becerra, Assistant Director. The following GHIA members attended the event: Juan Manuel Sotelo, President; Habib Latiri, Vice-president; Fernando Zacarías, Director of Operations; Hernán Rosenberg, Treasurer; Roberto Rodrigues, Secretary; Eleana Villanueva, Deputy-Secretary; José Teruel, Antonio Hernández, Lucía Ruggiero and Michael Boorstein.
Dr. Latiri welcomed and thanked the PAHO Director and Assistant Director for accepting GHIA’s invitation. He expressed GHIA’s gratitude for PAHO’s generosity in providing office space and support to GHIA’s scientific conferences, both in Washington, DC. and in country offices and made a presentation on the activities of GHIA during 2015.
A lively discussion was held on PAHO's plan of action for the next Biennium.