$550

2020 International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency

Event Information

Location

Location

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

1 University Drive at Jordan Road

Lowlands, Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

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Event description

Description

The 2nd Annual CCDM International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency will gather professionals and experts from around the world to share insights and expertise on preparing for and managing disasters, building disaster management capacity, and educating and training in the health professions. We are once again excited to collaborate on this event with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and our regional partners in Sint Maarten and the Caribbean.

Reasons to Attend

Our inaugural conference held in March 2019 drew over 280 delegates representing 12 countries, including nine Caribbean islands. Please join us in March 2020 and take advantage of these opportunities:

  • Network with other professionals in the field and across multiple disciplines and areas of interest.
  • Learn about new research, tools, and approaches being deployed to address the needs of individuals, communities, and societies affected by disaster.
  • Present your own perspectives and learnings through a presentation, workshop, or poster.
  • Explore opportunities to partner with peer organizations and individuals on mutually critical areas of need.
  • Earn continuing professional education credits.
  • Enjoy a beautiful, culturally vibrant, and family-friendly Caribbean destination.

Conference Organizer

This event is organized by the Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine (CCDM) of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The CCDM is a center of excellence created to foster collaboration among professionals responsible for healthcare delivery, disaster preparedness, emergency response, and medical education. CCDM is part of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and is operated in cooperation with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Affiliation

The Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine is an affiliate of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine.

Early Registration

Register by December 15, 2019 at the early registration rate of $550. Please see other discounted rates below. .

Special Discounted Rates

  • Caribbean-based Physicians: $400 - use promo code CARIBBEAN
  • Caribbean-based Non-Physicians: $150 - use promo code SXM
  • Medical Residents and Fellows: $250 - use promo code TRAINEE
  • Students (currently enrolled): $150 - use promo code EDUCATION

Topics to be Covered

  • Recent Disaster Experiences: Dorian, Irma, Maria, Harvey, Sandy, and more
  • Education and Training: Medical Students, Nurses, First Responders, and more
  • Preparing and Communicating with the General Public
  • Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Preparing for Infectious Disease Crises
  • Plans, Drills, Exercises, and Other Preparation
  • Deploying Disaster Teams
  • Disaster Nursing
  • Mental Health
  • Animals and Disasters
  • Children and Disasters
  • Leadership in a Disaster

Call for Presenters

The call for oral presentations and workshops is closed. We are accepting abstracts for posters until January 10, 2020. Please review the full guidelines for submission.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Continuing Education

We will once again offer Continuing Medical Education credit, pending application and approval.

Location and Venue

The conference will be held on the campus of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Sint Maarten.

Hotel Information

This conference will take place during Sint Maarten's high tourist season. Please make your arrangements as soon as possible to secure a room. View hotel information

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Location

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

1 University Drive at Jordan Road

Lowlands, Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

View Map

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