Daschle to Address National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health Workshop
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Newswise — Bethesda, MD – Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is a featured speaker for the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health workshop, “Learning in Disaster Health: A Continuing Education Workshop,” in Washington, DC. The workshop will take place Sept. 17-18 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center.
The workshop will focus on education and training in disaster health and provide an interdisciplinary academic forum. A number of leading experts will participate in breakout sessions to discuss the implications of the latest research and practice in disaster health learning, encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and identify potential solutions for maximizing learning in a resource-constrained environment.
Senator Daschle, who is currently serving as Senior Policy Advisor for the global law firm DLA Piper, will provide closing keynote remarks on September 18th.
“I am honored to be speaking for the National Center,” said Daschle. “This workshop is a unique opportunity to discuss the solutions to challenges faced by our nation’s responders.”
Continuing education credits are available for several professions. Additional information is available online at http://hjf.cvent.com/disasterlearning.
Created by Presidential Directive HSPD-21 in 2008, the NCDMPH, located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, has been charged with “leading Federal efforts to develop and propagate core curricula, training and research related to medicine and public health in disaster” by serving the U.S. government as an academic home for the development and dissemination of this information. For more information, visit www.ncdmph.usuhs.edu.
About the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences:
Located on the Naval Support Activity Bethesda grounds alongside the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and across from the National Institutes of Health, USU is the nation’s only federal health sciences university. The university educates health care professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the U.S. Public Health Service. Students are primarily active-duty uniformed officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Public Health Service, who are being educated to deal with wartime casualties, natural disasters, emerging infectious diseases, and other public health emergencies. Of the more than 5,000 physician alumni, more than 75 percent currently serve on active duty in the uniformed services. For more information, visit www.usuhs.edu.