CME Accredited Event: Disaster Medicine & Humanitarian Missions: Lessons Learned from International Experience


DR. OFER MERIN, Chief of IDF Field Hospital, Haiti; Trauma Surgeon, Deputy Director General, Shaare Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem.
“Remarkable medical achievements in times of crisis”

DR. PETER CHU, Trauma Surgeon, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Associate Professor, U of T;  “Medical humanitarian missions to the developing world (Haiti & Africa)”

DR. SANDY BUCHMAN, Palliative Care Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital; Assistant Professor, U of T; President-Elect, College of Family Physicians of Canada.
“Strengthening Competency in Palliative Care, St. Luke’s Hospital Zomba Central District, Malawi”

DR. BERNIE GOLDMAN, Cardiac Surgeon, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; U of T Professor; Chairman, Save A Child’s Heart Canada.
“Providing critical cardiac care for children from under-developed countries”

LEYA ARONSON, RN, Hospital for Sick Children and North York General Hospital
“Guyana Medical Missions with Veahavta”

MAJ. ANDREW BECKETT, Trauma Surgeon, DART:  Canada’s Military Disaster Assistance Response Team
“Haiti with Op Hestia”

Date: April 3, 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 1 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto (155 College St;
6th floor)

Space is limited. Please register in advance at:

Learning Objectives:

1) Presentation of medical issues that arise from treating patients in the
context of disaster relief & humanitarian missions.

2) Education about humanitarian work carried out by various medical

3) Information about the necessary steps required to organize & carry out
successful humanitarian or disaster relief missions.

Cost: Students – FREE
Physicians/Dentists – $25
Non-physicians – $20

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