Natural and Technological Disasters — Basics
Sunday, September 6, 2015 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Disasters can be due to natural causes like earthquakes and floods or technological like nuclear power plant accidents. The size of disasters vary thereby creating challenges in formulating a response. This program will describe challenges presented by disasters using specific examples and provide an overview of response strategies.
Course Price - Complimentary:
Organizing Society Member (AAEM, GREAT, MAEM): €0
Members of Supporting Societies: €0
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- List different types of natural and technological disasters.
- Discuss special aspects of specific disasters.
- Differentiate pediatric issues in disaster medicine.
- Summarize mental health consequences of disasters.
- Describe common issues surrounding the care of survivors, refugees, and evacuees.
Sunday, September 6, 2015 — 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm
General Overview: Why Are You Here?
Riot Control Agents
Nuclear Power Plant Accidents
Biological Agents and Epidemics
Mental Health Aspects of Disasters
Ziad Kazzi, MD FAAEM FACMT
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, International Postdoctoral Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Emory University; Assistant Medical Director, Georgia Poison Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Badria Alhatali, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Toxicologist, Oman Ministry of Health
Stephen Borron, MD FACMT
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University at El-Paso; Medical Director, West Texas Poison Center, El-Paso, Texas, USA
Mazen J. El Sayed, MD MPH FAAEM
American University of Beirut, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Riad El Solh, Lebanon
Lisa McCormick, DrPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, UAB School of Public Health, Birmingham, Alabama USA
Brent Morgan, MD FACMT
Professor and Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine, Director, Medical Toxicology Residency Program, Emory University; Associate Medical Director, Georgia Poison Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Rittirak Othong, MD
Medical Toxicologist, Residency Program Director & Deputy Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok, Thailand