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NYMC’s Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts “Stop The Bleeding” Symposium To Educate on Mass Casualty Events

The Community is Invited to Hear From Experts on Emergency Preparedness Topics

Date: October 25, 2018
Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts “Stop The Bleeding” Symposium
Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts “Stop The Bleeding” Symposium
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Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives
New York Medical College
(914) 594-4552

Valhalla, NY, The Center for Disaster Medicine, housed at New York Medical College (NYMC), is hosting a symposium on November 13th, bringing together experts to share how to prepare for various mass casualty events. First responders, law enforcement, healthcare businesses and the community are invited to RSVP and hear from specialists on first hand experiences and how to approach various mass casualty situations.

The symposium will feature speakers from varying backgrounds highlighting different aspects of catastrophic situations including tips on how to prepare.

“The aim of the Center is to offer specialized services and education to those involved with the response to disasters, terrorism and public health emergencies and hosting this event is another way we can spread knowledge to more of the community,” said David Markenson, Medical Director Center for Disaster Medicine. “Attendees can expect to learn tips at ‘Stop The Bleeding’ which we hope will further our commitment to a more educated and prepared community.”

Speakers include, Craig Goolsby who is a Vice Chair of Education and Associate Professor, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine & Science Director and National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health at Uniformed Services University. He will present on the cutting-edge science, education and outreach empowering the public to save lives.

In addition, Julianna Lochte, the Business and Organizational Preparedness Manager at American Red Cross will share insight on community and business engagement to manage bleeding in emergencies.

Finally, Juan Cardona, the EMS Division Chief and Infection Control Officer at Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department will share lessons learned from the Parkland, Florida shooting from past February 2018.

The Center for Disaster Medicine is on the cutting edge of disaster medicine. For the past 13 years they have conducted interdisciplinary research, training, technical assistance, and educational activities related to emergency preparedness for disasters, terrorism and public health emergencies. By training the responders, and by focusing on vulnerable populations, including children, the disabled, and the elderly, the Center fulfills a unique role in the Hudson Valley region by serving as a multi-disciplinary academic resource on a diverse range of emergency preparedness issues.

The symposium will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 7 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY 10595. To RSVP to the event email Disaster_Medicine@nymc.edu by November 9th. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Founded in 1860, New York Medical College is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country with nearly 1,500 students and 330 residents and clinical fellows, more than 2,600 faculty members and 23,500 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and Practice, a School of Dental Medicine and a School of Nursing.