253631 Acute Emergency Response in Global Settings

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:35 AM

Dan Hanfling, MD , Department of Emergency Medicine, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA
In this session, expert panelists – all of whom have completed work in some capacity in the global arena – will provide their insights in the continuum of ongoing HSS as well as acute emergency events, how they relate and the considerations that must be given to both in preparing a global community for the next set of disasters to unfold. While the session will contrast the vastly different considerations on both sides of the spectrum in this global health work, it will also provide insight into how this work is both inter-related and complementary. i. Presenter will provide an “on the ground” perspective of immediate emergency response in global settings through urban search & rescue operations and how the acute response sets the stage for longer-term response.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Describe the differences in acute emergency response in the global versus usual settings

Keywords: Disability Studies, Developing Countries

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I conducted the research on this presentation and have spoken and written on this subject
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.