SINT MAARTEN (CUPECOY) - While no two disasters are alike, preparation and response have many similarities and are key to delivering everything from healthcare to food. The issues are set to take center stage at a conference in the heart of hurricane territory, the Caribbean.
Experts in disaster healthcare and emergency management will converge on Sint Maarten in March to share solutions and best practices when it comes to addressing healthcare issues in the midst of disasters.
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), which evacuated students from its Sint Maarten campus in the midst of Hurricane Irma, will host the International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency March 8th – 11th. For full conference details and online registration visit: https://ccdm.aucmed.edu.
“The only thing you can control in the face of a disaster is how prepared you are,” said AUC Executive Dean Heidi Chumley, MD. “Knowing how to plan for disasters and what to expect is vital and access to healthcare services is absolutely crucial. This conference is part of our efforts to lead the way in fostering conversations and collaborations when it comes to disaster management.”
The conference is being organized by AUC in partnership with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (HMFP), a physician group that includes emergency medicine experts with global disaster medicine experience.
AUC and HMFP are working together to develop the Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine (CCDM), a center of excellence designed to foster collaboration among professionals responsible for healthcare delivery, disaster preparedness, emergency response and medical education, which will be based in Sint Maarten.
About American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1978, AUC has more than 6,500 graduates and is one of the oldest medical schools in the Caribbean. Dedicated to developing physicians with a lifelong commitment to patient-centered care, AUC embraces collaboration, inclusion and community service. With a campus in St. Maarten, affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom, and internationally recognized faculty, AUC has a diverse medical education program for today’s globally minded physician.
About Adtalem Global Education
The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider, and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.