IAASM Webinar: Aeromedical Aspects of Civilian Mass Evacuations

Presented by The International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM) as part of the 2021-22 virtual series of webinars sponsored by IAASM, the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), the European Society of Aerospace Medicine (ESAM), and La Société Francophone de Médecine Aérospatiale (SOFRAMAS) leading up to the 22-24 September 2022 International Conference of Aerospace Medicine (ICAM 2022).

Aeromedical Aspects of Mass Evacuations: Preparation, Reaction, and Response
9 March 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Standard Time (1600-1900 UTC)

Details for the 9 March 2022 webinar:
· Registration: $20.00 without CME
· Additional Fee for CME: $25.00
· CME: Up to 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
· Webinar information: https://www.icam2021.com
·  Register for the webinar: Click Here

Content: This live stream virtual webinar addresses the aeromedical aspects of civilian evacuation. Mass civilian evacuations have occurred every 3-4 years on average during the past century, and more than once per year so far in the 21st century. This webinar will discuss general principles and several examples, including a 1996 disaster in Ecuador and the recent evacuation of over 100,000 people from Afghanistan in 2021.


· 9:00 – 9:10 am: Introductions - Dr. Jim Vanderploeg, IAASM President, and Dr. Robert Orford, IAASM Scientific Co-Chair and Webinar Moderator
· 9:10 – 9:30 am: Mass Evacuations, History and Framework - Dr. Annette Sobel, Maj. Gen., USAFR (retired)
· 9:30 – 9:50 am: Ecuador 1996 - Dr. James King, Colonel, USAF (retired)
· 9:50 – 10:00 am: Questions for Drs. Sobel and King
· 10:00 – 10:15 am: BREAK
· 10:15 – 10:35 am: International Perspective on Mass Evacuations - Dr. Ian Mollan, Wg Cdr, RAF
· 10:35 – 10:55 am: Private Civilian Evacuations - Dr. Geoff Tothill, Medical Director, IMG
· 10:55 – 11:05 am: Questions for Drs. Mollan and Tothill
· 11:05 –11:25 am: Civilian Evacuations Afghanistan 2021 - Mr. Kent Vanderploeg
· 11:25– 11:45 am: Civilian Evacuations Going Forward - Dr. Courtney Hayes
· 11:45 am – 12:00pm: Questions for Mr. Vanderploeg, Dr. Hayes and other panel members. Wrap up.
Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Registered Nurses, EMTs, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers and other allied health professionals may be able to convert these CME units through contact with their state or national board education or licensure office.
Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and the Aerospace Medical Association. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Aerospace Medical Association are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.

UHMS Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.