EXECUTIVE DIRECTION OF FEPAFEM
1During the first stage, Brazil hosted the Executive Directorate in the premises of the Pan American Health Organization. Said Directorate was dedicated to the consolidation of the Federation and to encourage the formation of national associations. Likewise, the publication of the FEPAFEM Bulletin began. When Dr. Ernani Braga went to work in Geneva, it was decided to move the Executive Directorate to Bogota, and an Associated Executive Office was left in Rio de Janeiro under the responsibility of Dr. Mario Chaves, which among other activities was to participate in a human resources inventory on health in Brazil.
2In 1966, Dr. José Félix Patiño as Executive Director, acquired the recognition of the Government of Colombia to FEPAFEM, as a representative international organization of medical education along with its faculties in the continent. Endorsed by the president of the republic Dr. Carlos Llera Restrepo, it began activities on March 29, 1976,
3As of 1975, the Executive Directorate was transferred to Caracas, during which Drs. Francisco Kerdel Vegas, Luis Manuel Manzanilla, Julio Ceitlin were Executive Directors until 1981, when Drs Pablo Pulido and Ada Vedilei directed, except for a short period in Buenos Aires were the role lied on Dr. Luis Nicolás Ferreira. The Venezuelan government also recognized FEPAFEM as an international body representative of medical education and medical faculties in the continent, by decision of the President Mr. Carlos Andrés Pérez, on October 28, 1975. Upon moving the Caracas Executive Directorate, an associated Executive Office was left in Bogotá under the responsibility of Dr. José Félix Patiño with the objective of developing an Educational Resource Center.