Disaster Medicine Institute – PREHOSPITAL DISASTER MEDICINE CONFERENCE 2016
TERRORIST ATTACK AND PANDEMICS: WHAT YOU MUST KNOW
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016 – 9am to 5 pm
UMASS BOSTON CONFERENCE CENTER,
100 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD, BOSTON. MA 02125
This conference is the first in a series of Prehospital Disaster Medicine conferences to be presented by Disaster Medicine Institute. This day-long symposium will cover emerging infections like Ebola and Zika, as well as the necessary knowledge required to manage infected patients in the field. The conference will also highlight the prehospital management of asymmetric attack, similar to the Paris Attacks of 2015, and terrorist events. These topics will be presented by our highly experienced, world renowned experts in the field.
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Registration open till May 16, 2016.
Dr. Gregory Ciottone
In light of the attacks in Paris and Brussels, and with the knowledge that ISIS used chemical weapons in Iraq, it is now imperative that all EMS personnel have a firm understanding and education in Counter-Terrorism Medicine (CTM). The US and Europe are at risk for asymmetric, multi-modality attacks in our metropolitan and transportation centers. This talk will introduce CTM and begin to build prehospital capacity in its main principles: Mitigation and preparedness steps required for terrorist attack response, Rapidly recognizing terrorist attacks, Understanding asymmetric, multimodality attacks, Responding to such attacks in a safe and effective way.
Active Multiple Shooter Incident
Jason Brennan MS
Paris showed us that active shooter events can create moving disasters. We will discuss how first responders prepare and protect themselves from multiple active shooters. We will look at lessons learned and discuss best practices for response.
Epidemics – Ebola & Zika Virus Response
Dr. Gavin McGregor-Skinner
Ebola in West Africa could have been a world wide pandemic. We will discuss how we helped health care providers put PPE plans in place that stopped nurses and doctors from contracting the virus saving countless lives. We will explore the transportation and treatment of the Ebola patients that returned home to the United States and how the lessons learned from those patients will help you survive a future Ebola outbreak. The discussion will end with the emerging Zika virus and what you need to know!
Managing Resources During a Disaster
Brad Newbury MPA
Resource management in every disaster is everyone’s responsibility from the Incident Commander to the first responder. This discussion will look at the incident priorities of disaster resource management. We will also discuss how to function in the initial timeframe without an influx of additional resources (Where can I go or what can I do to get additional resources?)
Stress Response to Disasters
Maggie Jarmolowski, LICSW
First Responders and bystanders are affected psychologically during and after a disaster. We will discuss how to recognize the emerging stress signs and how to respond to the needs of the individual responders and bystanders. We will discuss the post traumatic real life events from Haiti and Nepal.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
$125Register before April 16th, 2016
$150Registration between April 16th and May 16th, 2016
By April 22nd, 2016 – $50 cancellation fee. Between April 22nd and April 29th, 2016 – $100 cancellation fee.
After April 30th, 2016 – No Refunds.
Cancellations must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: CANCEL)
No telephone cancellations will be accepted.