UPDATE: Continuing Education Required Disclosures

SDMPH Annual Meeting 2016: Continuing Education Required Disclosures:

Overall Purpose

This 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (SDMPH) brings together the diverse membership of healthcare and public health professionals to provide leadership, education and support for continued advancement of the discipline of disaster medicine and public health (DMPH).  The meeting theme, Disaster Global Health: Prepare, Respond, Recover sets the agenda to provide perspectives on the global response to large-scale health emergencies, and includes bombings and mass shootings.  Presentations on the fundamentals that drive the DMPH discipline include a focus on the universe of responders, disaster education and training and research priorities in DMPH.  Participants will also be able to draw on their knowledge and experience by participating in a modified tabletop exercise on the final day.

Learning Objectives:

Identify key recent global response efforts for disaster medicine and public health (DMPH).

Describe the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Medical Team (EMT) concept.

Explain the DMPH response to active shooter and bombing events.

Identify categories of disaster medicine and public health (DMPH) responders.

Explain DMPH education and training in support of preparedness and response.

Discuss the scope of DMPH research in support of preparedness and response.

Describe the medical and public health effects of total grid outage on a major city.

Target Audience:

The target audience includes physicians, nurses, EMTs, dentists, veterinarians, researchers, and all other healthcare and public health professionals.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures:

Planning Committee:  None of the Planners have a conflict of interest to disclose as it relates to this educational activity.

Planning Committee for this meeting:

James J. James, MD, DrPH, MHA;

Deborah H. Kim, APRN, MSN, CHEP;

Mary Casey-Lockyer MHS, BSN, RN, CCRN

Stacey Arnesen, MS

Aram Dobalian, PhD, JD, MPH

Donald H. Donahue, DHEd, MBA

Ruth Anne Steinbrecher, MPH

Alice O’Donnell, BA


These presenters disclose the following relationships as they relate to this educational activity:


Eduardo Dolhun, MD Drip Drop, Inc. Founder and owner
Dan Hanfling, MD Illinois Health and Hospital Assn. Consultant
New Jersey Hospital Assn. Consultant
Anna Pou, MD Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Honorarium
University of Chicago Honorarium
Beth Israel Medical Center Honorarium
Advocate Trauma Symposium Honorarium
Georgetown University Executive Master of Professional Studies in Emergency and Disaster Program Honorarium

The remaining presenters have responded they have no commercial relationships to disclose:

Limor Aharonson-Daniel, PhD Donald Donahue, PhD Deborah H. Kim, APRN Paul Reed, MD
Stacey J. Arnesen, MS Terry L. Donat, MD Tom Koch, PhD Michael J. Reilly, DrPH
Charles W. Beadling, MD Shinichi Egawa, MD Kristi L. Koenig, MD Lauren M. Sauer, MSc
Glendon Diehl, PhD William Fabbri, MD Charles L. Manto, MA Richard Schwartz, MD
David Callaway, MD Katherine Fogelberg, DVM David Marcozzi, MD Kelley Stanko, MD
Mary Casey-Lockyer, RN Melissa Givens, MD Jennifer L. Martin, JD Raymond E. Swienton, MD
Michael Colvard, DDS Elin Gursky, PhD Erin Noste, MD James W. Terbush, MD
José F. Cordero, MD Christina H. Hernon, MD Kobi Peleg, PhD Jonah Thompson, NRP
Frank J. Coza, BSME Heng Jin, MD Sally Jo Phillips, RN, PhD CAPT Rob Tosatto, RPh
Cham Dallas, PhD Arthur L. Kellermann, MD Luca Ragazzoni, MD Eric Weinstein, MD
Aram Dobalian, PhD Amir Khorram-Manesh, MD John Corker, MD James J. James, MD
Terris Kennedy, PhD William Murtagh Earl J. Motzer, PhD Kristen Finne, BA
Gaynor Callis, MSN Mark Rath, MS Margaret Dunne Randolph Breton, EMT-I

Commercial/Sponsor Disclosure:

There is no involvement of commercial or sponsor support for this meeting.


As an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education (CE) Credits for Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Medicine (CME), and Public Health (CPH) the American Public Health Association Learning and Professional Development Programs (LPDP) Unit and its respective Continuing Education accrediting organizations do not endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in conjunction with this activity and are not responsible for the actual presentation of content during scientific sessions.

Policy on Disclosures to Learners

The Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs.  All planners, faculty members, moderators, discussants, panelist and presenters participating in this program have been required to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program.  This includes relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.  The intent of this policy is to identify openly any conflict of interest so that the attendees may form their own judgments about the presentation with full disclosure of the facts.  In addition, faculty is expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental and/or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentation.  Disclosures, Conflict of Interest (COI) and Resolution of COI policies are available via the  APHA’s website and in the printed program.

Accreditation Statements

Medicine (CME) Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (SDMPH). The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The APHA designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s).

 Nursing (CNE)

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by APHA/PHN, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

How to Obtain CME/CNE Credit

Participants may attend part of the Conference and complete the evaluation online in order to earn contact credit hours and obtain a CE certificate.  Partial credit will be awarded. A link to the online evaluation system will be sent to participants who attend the Conference after the event which will include instructions and a personal ID # for access to the system.  All online evaluations must be submitted by September 7, 2016 to receive continuing education credit for this activity.