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Disaster Medicine 101:  Post-Earthquake Public Health and
Medical Issues in the New Madrid Seismic Zone

October 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency West Regional Office (TEMA West)
1510 US Highway 70 Bypass, Jackson, TN

Online Registration is now closed.  Please call (800) 824-5817 to be placed on a waiting list.

The class is a big-picture overview of public health concepts related to the earthquake threat in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.  It was developed through the cooperation of CUSEC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The class is presented with the invaluable assistance of the Arkansas Department of Health, and is in conjunction with Arkansas’ Earthquake Awareness Week sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. The instructors are recognized experts from the federal, state, and local levels of government.

Who should attend?
It is open to first responders, medical professionals, public health officials, emergency managers, and others concerned with public health issues following an earthquake. 

Topics for the class include:

- The New Madrid Earthquake Threat and the Effects on Key Infrastructure

- Rapid Assessments and Disease Surveillance Activities during a Major Disaster

- Role of the Environmental Health Specialist During a Disaster

- Earthquake Disaster-Related Injuries and Injury Prevention

- Disaster Mental Health Consequences:  Protecting the Responders

There is no cost to attend the class.  No travel costs for attendees will be compensated by CUSEC.  Lunch will be provided.  CEU’s will be available for the course from Jackson State Community College.

Directions to Class

From I-40, take Exit 85 and go south on Dr. F E Wright Drive for approximately 3.5 miles.  After passing the front of the Frankland-Taylor National Guard Armory, turn left and park in the gated lot on the south side. 

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Click Here to Download the Presentations from this Class 
Presentations are in PDF Format a zip file (approx. 13MB download)


For More Information:

Paul Hogue
Exercise/Training Officer
Central United States Earthquake Consortium
(901) 544-3570