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International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency Draws Hundreds

Press Release | American University of the Caribbean | March 20, 2019

More than 280 healthcare professionals, emergency preparedness experts, and government leaders gathered on campus March 8-11 with the goal of uniting their collective experience and expertise to increase their communities’ ability to manage hurricanes and other disasters. Attendees represented 12 countries, including 9 Caribbean islands, and a multitude of backgrounds in disaster preparedness and response, including disaster medicine and veterinary medicine, nursing, hospital administration, mental health, telehealth, EMS and first responders, disaster recovery and humanitarian assistance, medical education, and more.

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2019 International Conference On Disaster Medicine & Hurricane Resiliency

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
March 8, 2019 (All day) - March 11, 2019 (All day)
Location: 
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC)
Netherlands Antilles

The devastation wrought by powerful hurricanes over the last two years attests to the need to prepare healthcare professionals for emerging crises associated with natural disasters. The International Conference on Disaster Medicine & Hurricane Resiliency brings together physicians, nurses, educators, and other professionals focused on patient care to explore disaster medicine in the context of hurricanes and other severe weather events. Through workshops, plenaries, and panel discussions, attendees will gain essential emergency planning and preparation skills to better understand the role of disaster medicine in effective healthcare management.

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