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The Congress looked at a set of issues regarding front-line and vital emergency interventions, cardiology emergencies and resuscitation of cardio-respiratory failure, acute traumatology and contribution of imaging in emergency wards, toxicological emergencies, pre-hospital emergencies and disaster medicine.
Public health assessments in disaster settings: Recommendations for a multidisciplinary approach", Prehospital and Disaster Medicine.
The conference will review the latest developments in the methods of diagnosis and treatment, in addition to machineries and modern equipment for diagnosis and treatment, as wellas the latest developments in injuries and disaster medicine in terms of dealing with emergency crisis management, particularly medical crisis to provide information in this regard.
Auerbach adds chapters on global humanitarian relief, disaster medicine and wilderness sustainability
This second edition features new chapters on areas such as disaster medicine, military medicine, and personality tests.
A 2011 study in the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness found that states are poorly prepared to respond to radiological emergencies.
Sergei Goncharov, the head of the Health Ministry's National Center for Disaster Medicine, said the boy was still in an operating theater at the Children's Hospital of the Republic of Karelia, where he had undegone vascular surgery.
According to a 2009 Prehospital and Disaster Medicine study, only 5 percent of hospitals have an evacuation plan.
Dr Wayne Smith, Western Cape emergency services co-ordinator for the 2010 World Cup and provincial disaster medicine chief, helped distil the lessons learnt in Haiti.
His experiences led to an interest in disaster medicine and disaster management, and his main research interests are the relationship between conflict and disasters, the link between disaster and development and the vulnerabilities of populations to disasters.
Geoffrey Simmons is adviser to the Disaster Preparedness Committee at Sacred Heart Medical Center, a member of the board of governors of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine and volunteer community emergency response team coordinator for the city of Eugene.
In the sections that follow, I provide an overview of some natural and man-made disasters, specific clinical entities related to disasters, disaster planning, and the future of disaster medicine.

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