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

February 4, 2009, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Arkansas Department of Health Auditorium
4815 West Markham - Little Rock, AR

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.

Additionally, the class will be available as a video-conference via IP address on a limited number of connections to all the CUSEC states' public health agencies (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee).

Please use the links below to download presentations from the class. We ask that you do not use any material without permission from the author.

  1. Disaster Medicine 101 Introduction (1.2MB) - Paul Hogue, CUSEC

  2. Earthquakes 101/Earthquakes in Arkansas (4.5MB) - Scott Ausbrooks, Arkansas Geological Survey

  3. Post Disaster Community Surveillance (3.1MB) - Roger Arango, Memphis Shelby County Health Department

  4. Syndromic Surveillance in a Disaster (2MB) - Roger Arango, Memphis Shelby County Health Department

  5. Environmental Health Issues in Natural Disasters (8.6MB) - Capt. Mark Miller, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

  6. Emergencies Related to Your Environment (7.2MB) - Joe Holley, MD, Tennessee Task Force One

  7. Mental Health Consequences of a Disaster (1MB) - CJ Davis, Ph.D., Mississippi State Department of  Health

Download All Presentations by Clicking Here (20MB Download)


For More Information:

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