University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

Disaster Medicine & Emergency Management Fellowship

Disaster Medicine Lecture Series

All lectures 1-3pm in the EM Seminar room (unless noted otherwise)

 

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"

 

New Academic Year!

 

July 3, 2018: Dr. Stacy Weisberg, "EMS literature review"; Dr. Andrew Milsten "Introduction to the DM Fellowship"

 

July 10, 2018: Dr. Andrew Milsten, "Introduction to Disaster Medicine"

 

July 17, 2018: Dr. Ira Nemeth, "Regional Disaster Coordination and an Overview of the Federal Preparedness and Response System."

 

July 24, 2018: Dr. Stacy Weisberg, "Work Life Balance and Time Management"

 

July 31, 2018: Tim MacDonald, MBA, NREMTP, EMS Supervisor/Worcester EMS Captain, "Tour of WEMS MCI trailer and communications; Also, discussions on EMS communications in disasters and EMS capabilities in disasters."

 

August 7, 2018: Dr. Connie Nichols, "“Intersection between disasters and technology, how the use of IT can enhance disaster response”

 

August 14, 2018: Dr. Andrew Milsten, "Surge Capacity in Healthcare Settings"

 

August 21, 2018: Dr. Joe Tennyson, "EMS literature review"

 

August 28, 2018: Dr. Stacy Weisberg, "EMS call run review"

 

September 4, 2018: Dr. Andrew Milsten, "Disaster Tourism"

 

September 11, 2018: Dr. Richard Ellison, "Infectious Disease disasters: The Bioterrorism and Epidemic Pathogens"

 

September 18, 2019: Dr. Sophie Monnier-Serov, "Working in the Loyalty Isalnds South Pacific"

 

September 25, 2018: Dr. Michael Hirsh, “Special Considerations in Pediatric Disaster Victims”                            

 

October 2, 2018: Lectures canceled: ACEP meeting

 

October 9, 2018: Dr. Nick Asselin, “Teaching to the adult learner”

 

October 16, 2018: Gina Smith, "Disaster Medical Assistance Teams - Just Trying to Make a Difference"

 

October 23, 2018: Dr. Steve Bird, "How to Give a Good Lecture"

 

October 30, 2018: Dr. Andrew Milsten "The Disaster Cycle in natural and man-made disasters"

 

November 6, 2018: Dr. Stacy Weisberg, "EMS call run review"

 

November 13, 2018: Dr. Matt Rebesco, "Medicine at Sea"

 

November 20, 2018: Lectures canceled. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

November 27, 2018: Lectures canceled. Ebola conference in Boston

 

December 4, 2018: Dr. John Broach, topic TBA

 

December 11, 2018: Dr. Matt Rebesco, "Stroke - Evolving Diagnosis/Treatment and Implications for EMS"

 

December 18, 2018: Dr. Stacy Weisberg, "EMS literature review"

 

December 25, 2018: Lectures canceled. Merry Christmas!

 

January 1, 2019: Lectures canceled. Happy New Year!

 

January 8, 2019: Lectures canceled. NAEMSP meeting

 

January 15, 2019: Lectures canceled. Basic Disaster Life Support Course

 

January 22, 2019: Gregory T. Banner, MS, MMAS, CEM. Regional Emergency Coordinator,  Region I (New England) US Dpt of Health and Human Services,  ASPR/OEM/PREP. "Haiti Response Overview: Patient Movement Mission”

 

January 29, 2019: Lecture canceled

 

February 5, 2019: DM fellow on the TS Kennedy for a Sea Term with Mass Maritime Academy 

 

February 12, 2019: DM fellow on the TS Kennedy for a Sea Term with Mass Maritime Academy

 

February 19, 2019: DM fellow on the TS Kennedy for a Sea Term with Mass Maritime Academy

 

February 26, 2019: 

 

March 5, 2019: Dr. Steven Hatch, Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor, UMass Medical School, Dr. Hatch has personal experience working in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak. "Ebola Response in West Africa and the Congo".

 

March 12, 2019: Lectures canceled. Basic Disaster Life Support Course

 

March 19, 2019: Dr. Matt Rebesco, "Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)"

 

March 26, 2019: Dr. Irwin Redlener, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University

 

April 2, 2019: Dr. Jonathan L. Burstein, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, "Changing Treatments; The Regulatory Reality"

 

April 9, 2019: Gregory T. Banner, MS, MMAS, CEM. Regional Emergency Coordinator,  Region I (New England) US Dpt of Health and Human Services,  ASPR/OEM/PREP. "Deployment Gear and Planning”

 

April 16, 2019: James Schermerhorn, PA. MA-2 DMAT; Project Hope. "Refugees and IDPs: Some thoughts from inside the tent".  Jim will be discussing his experiences responding to disasters in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur/South Sudan, Somalia border and the DRC.

 

April 23, 2019: Dr. Matt Rebesco, "Stroke - Evolving Diagnosis/Treatment and Implications for EMS"

 

May 7, 2019: Dr. Martin Reznek, "Setting up a Quality Assurance System for EMS Systems"

 

May 14, 2019: Dr. David Callaway, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center. Chief Medical Officer, Team Rubicon.

 

May 21, 2019: Lectures canceled. Advanced Disaster Life Support Course

 

May 28, 2019: Ari Winograd, Planning & Operations Coordinator, Region 2 Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC)

 

June 4, 2019:

 

June 11, 2019:

 

June 18, 2019: Dr. Bryan Wexler, Director, Director of the Division of Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management at WellSpan, York Hospital. Topic

 

June 25, 2019: