University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

Disaster Medicine & Emergency Management Fellowship

Disaster Medicine Lecture Series

All lectures are 10-12pm in the UMass ER offices, in the "fishbowl" room (unless otherwise noted below)


January 25, 2016: Dr. Anas Kahn, MBBS, SBEM, ABHS-EM, MHA. "Hajj 2015 Mina Stampede"


March 3, 2016: off-site conference "When Terror Strikes: Maximizing Survival During Multi-Site Attacks"


April 21, 2016: Doug Flavin, MA State Trooper "Civilian Response to Active Shooter Training"


May 19, 2016: Dr. Paul Biddinger "Development and maintenance of a Biothreats Care Unit and program"


June 16, 2016: Seth Peters, MPH "Emerging Infectious Diseases". Followed by Frontline Ebola documentary


July 21, 2016: Dr. John Broach "Boots on the Ground: Elements of Disaster Response" and Gina Smith, RN (commander of MA-2 DMAT) "Responding to Disasters"


August 18, 2016: BDLS course


September 15, 2016: Dr. James Augustine "Modern Challenges: Multiple Casualty Incidents, Burn and Blast, Active Shooter and High Impact Events"


October 20, 2016:  Lectures canceled


November 17, 2016: Dr. Richard Ellison "Bioterrorism, Avian Flu and MERS"


December 15, 2016: Dr. Eric Sergienko "CDC's response to Zika" and "WHO's PHE Operations Centre Framework"


January 19, 2017: Dr. Stacy Weisberg "Hot in Haiti"


February 15, 2017: Basic Disaster Life Support Course


March 16, 2017: no lectures this month


April 20, 2017:  Dr. Connie Nichols "Intersection between disasters and technology, how the use of IT can enhance disaster response." Followed by Dr. Andrew Milsten will then lecture on "Disaster Tourism".


May 18, 2017:  Dr. George Debusk, Trauma and Critical Care; General Surgery "Pathophysiology & Patterns of Injury: Burns, Blasts and Chemical & Radiological Disasters"


June 15, 2017: Gregory T. Banner, MS, CEM. Regional Emergency Coordinator,  Region I (New England) US Dpt of Health and Human Services,  ASPR/OEM/PREP. 2 Lectures: "Federal medical emergency management planning and response programs” and “1917 Halifax explosion/disaster”


July 6, 2017: Dr. John Broach. "The Incident Command System and Mass Casualty Triage"


July 13, 2017: Dr. Andrew Milsten "The Disaster Cycle in natural and man-made disasters"


July 19-20, 2017: Adanced Disaster Life Support Course


July 27, 2017: Dr. Mohamad El Warea, Senior Emergency Medicine Resident, American University of Beirut Medical Center "Riots: Mass Gatherings Gone Wrong"


Summer break!


October 19, 2017: Dr. Andrew Milsten "Analysis of Current Hurricane Season and the Damage Done"


November 16, 2017:


December 21, 2017: Dr. Ira Nemeth, Chair, ACEP Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee. "Regional Disaster Coordination (Medical Operation Centers, Healthcare Coalitions and Other Ways to Coordinate A Response)”


January 18, 2018: canceled


February 15, 2018: Dr. Andrew Milsten, "Mosh Pit Mayhem"


March 15, 2018: Dr. Bryan Wexler, Director, Director of the Division of Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management at WellSpan, York Hospital. Topic: "Crisis Decision Making"


April 19, 2018: Dr. Andy Bern, Member, ACEP Board of Directors; DM section founder, ACEP. Topic: TBA


May 17, 2018: Dr. Jonathan Burstein, State EMS Medical Director for Massachusetts, BIDMC Emergency Medicine. Topic: TBA


June 21, 2017: Dr. John Broach: disaster medicine topic TBA