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Disaster Medicine 201:  Post-Earthquake Medical Challenges in the New Madrid Seismic Zone

March 18-19, 2010
Day One (March 18):  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
Day Two (March 19):  8:00 a.m. – Noon

Best Western Shalimar Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
1200 W Gannon Drive
Festus, Missouri, 63028

This class is a big-picture overview of medical issues 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 Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and the Missouri Hospital Association.  The primary instructors are doctors with extensive backgrounds in emergency and disaster medicine.

Who should attend?
The class is intended for all medical personnel, including EMT’s, paramedics, nurses, and doctors concerned with medical issues and operational concerns following an earthquake. 

What is the content?
Day One will begin with a briefing on the earthquake threat.  This will be followed by lectures on:

- Hospital and medical establishment response in the first few hours

- Field response in the first 24 hours (including state and federal efforts)

- Longer-term (event plus 30 days) concerns, including public health efforts and integration of that with the medical community

Day Two will consist of a lecture and discussion panel on mass casualty management.  This will include federal, state, and local response officials offering their insight.

Course Presentations:
Course presentations are available by  contacting CUSEC at (901) 544-3570.  Please inquire with Mr. Paul Hogue, Exercise and Training Officer, for authorization to obtain the presentations.  

Support Materials:
PDF Format Draft Agenda

PDF Format Registration Flier/Brochure

Current Instructors Include:

Dr. Robert Galli
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center


Dr. Joe Holley
Medical Director, Baptist Hospital
Collierville and Tennessee Task Force One


Dr. Mark E. Keim
Senior Advisor to the Director, NCEH/ATSDR Office of the Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

There is no cost to attend the class.  No travel costs for attendees will be compensated by CUSEC.

For more information:

Paul Hogue

Exercise/Training Officer

Central United States Earthquake Consortium

(901) 544-0536