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Disaster Management Online Course

CME Course
The healthcare community faces serious new challenges in the emergency and disaster arena. This online program offers physicians, nurses, first responders and other medical professionals training from North America’s and Israel’s foremost experts. CME/CE/Contact Hours available.

This two-day virtual course will cover the following topics:

  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Virtual Urgent Care
  • Pediatric
  • Mental Health
  • Management challenges
  • Immunization/medication

The conference sessions will be live streamed, and the archived recordings will be available for conference registrants.

Accreditation and Designation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Beaumont Health and the APF. Beaumont Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physicians: Beaumont Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Nurses: Beaumont Health designates this activity for a maximum of 7.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Beaumont Health is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Beaumont Health maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 7.00 continuing education credits.

Featured Speakers

  • B.G. Dr. Tarif Bader, Former Surgeon General of the IDF

Brigadier General Dr. Tarif Bader is the first Druze Surgeon General of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). A position that he filled for the last three years. In July 2020, he was appointed by the Ministry of Health’s Director General Prof. Chezy Levy as a member of the Consultant Professional Committee for the Prevention of and Fight against the Spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Arab Sector. Dr. Bader is a senior lecturer at the Hebrew University as part of the “Tzameret” program for the training of academic medical reserve.

Dr Mike Frogel

  • Michael Frogel, MD, FAAP, Chairman, US National Pediatric Disaster Coalition; Senior Advisor, ASPR WRAPEM Pediatric Disaster Center of Excellence and Principal Investigator at New York City Pediatric Disaster Coalition

Dr. Michael Frogel is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has previously served as Director of Quality Management, and Residency Training, Chief of General Pediatrics and Sports Medicine and Director of the Emergency Department and Urgi-Center at Cohen Children’s Hospital of the NorthWell Health System in New Hyde Park, NY, as well as, Chairman of Pediatrics and Residency Program Director at Nassau University Medical Center. Since 2008 he has served as Principal Investigator for the NY City Department of Health, Pediatric Disaster Coalition (PDC) Grant encompassing pediatric emergency preparedness for New York City including pediatric pre-hospital triage, primary and secondary transport, Pediatric hospital, Pediatric Intensive care, Neonatal Intensive care, Women in labor/newborn and Pediatric Long Term Care evacuation/surge planning. Dr. Frogel has played a leadership role in numerous discussions based and full scale pediatric mass casualty exercises to ensure that plans are fully operationalized in NYC as well as in Israel. The coalition has actively participated in pediatric preparedness in response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, Haitian Earthquake, Oklahoma City Earthquakes, Super-storm Sandy and Covid 19.

  • Gary M. Mann, B.Sc, MD, CCFP, Program Chief Emeritus, Dept. of Emergency Medicine at Ajax and Pickering General Hospital

Career Emergency Physician for 40 years. Medical Leadership at the local, Regional and Provincial level for the past 15 years. Helped to develop Virtual Urgent Care utilizing Emergency Physicians and nurses as well as integrating primary care using a Platform that allows video and audio interaction between provider and patient with related integration to Diagnostic Imaging and laboratory modalities as well as connecting patients with outpatient specialist consultation, specialty clinics, Home Care and direct referral to the ED, when indicated. Also, part of a Provincial Virtual Care Evaluation Committee, reviewing data on the progress and performance of ED and Urgent Virtual Care.

  • Prof. Ofer Merin, Director General of Shaare Zedek Hospital and Commander of the IDF Military Field Hospital

Colonel (Reserves) Prof. Ofer Merin is the commander of the Israeli army’s field hospital that was recognized by the United Nations’ World Health Organization as the first “Type 3” field hospital in the world. In 2007, he was appointed as responsible for readiness in emergency in Shaare Zedek, and subsequently was appointed as director of the trauma unit. In January 2019, the board of Shaare Zedek appoint Prof. Merin to be the director general of the hospital.

  • Dr. Joshua C. Morganstein, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Director at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Dr. Morganstein is Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Director at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and a Captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. He is Chair of the Committee on the Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster and Distinguished Fellow at the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Morganstein leads the Disaster Mental Health and Public Health education and consultation services at CSTS. He is currently working with the United States National Guard to better understand risk and protective factors associated with COVID-19 deployments on the psychological health and operational readiness of service members.

  • Dr. Jonathan Siegal, Vice Chairperson, Dept. of Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Queens and Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Siegal serves currently as ED Vice Chair at New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, a 535 bed academic level-1 trauma center. He is an Assistant Professor at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He has more than 15 years experience in urban Emergency Medicine including leadership roles in ED administration, informatics, patient safety, EMS and disaster preparedness. He recently co-authored a peer reviewed analysis of telehealth utility as an alternative to inpatient admission for select COVID patients.

Deanna Sykes NP APF Board 2020

  • Deanna Sykes, NP, Family Practice in Alberta, Canada

Deanna Sykes is certified in Functional Medicine and Hormone Therapy. She has completed a Psychiatry Fellowship in ADHD and participated in CBT training with the Canadian Medical Association. Previously, she has worked in the Emergency Department, Surgery, and in the Outpost Communities. She has an MA in Disaster and Emergency Management and did her research in partnership with Israel. During COVID mental health has been in the forefront of clinic visits. She has been teaching emotional resilience tools to her patients, family, and community groups.

Dr. Marvin Wayne

  • Marvin A. Wayne, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA

Dr. Wayne is an Associate Clinical Professor EM, University of Washington, EMS Medical Director for Whatcom County Washington, Attending PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. He has supervised EMS for 47 years and is the author of over 100 papers, book chapters, and audio and visual documents. He participates with numerous local, State, National, and International Organizations.

  • Nurit Zusman, RN, PhD, CBT Psychotherapist

Dr. Zusman is the Nursing Director of Barzilai Medical Center in Israel since August 2020. She used to be the Director of Barzilai Academic Nursing school. She is a specialist in policy and management in nursing. Her PhD of Social work, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She is a Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist and combine skills from both areas at her work, especially at this time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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