4th WADEM Pan-American regional conference: Measuring progress and improving preparedness in disaster management

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM)
Date:
15-17 Oct 2012
Location:
United States of America (Leesburg, Virginia)
Venue:
National Conference Center

The 4th WADEM Pan American conference will bring together individuals interested in disaster and emergency medicine/management to discuss developments and to build consensus on important related issues in the field.

The conference will be comprised of consensus-building workshops, debates, keynote addresses, as well as invited and free papers. There will be a focus on risk reduction, improving preparedness, and assessing responses worldwide from prehospital care systems through post-event evaluations.

Topics at the 4th Pan American regional conference will include:

  • Uses of Social Media
  • New Technology
  • Safe Medical Facilities
  • Forensics
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Roles of emergency, military, nursing, and medicine in disaster health
  • Research Priorities
  • Competencies of Workers and Accountability
  • Standards of Care
  • Disaster Terminology
  • Foreign Medical Teams
  • Accountability
  • Assessments and Measurements


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Event fee

From $485 to $1075

How to register

Please register online


Keywords

Themes:
Health & Health Facilities, Risk Identification & Assessment, Disaster Risk Management, Social Impacts & Resilience
Countries:
United States of America
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