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Final Conference of the COST Action IS 1201 “Disaster Bioethics”

Final Conference of the COST Action IS 1201 “Disaster Bioethics”

Dublin City University, Ireland
3-4 October 2016

Call for papers

Those interested in presenting a paper or poster at the conference should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words by 31st July 2016. The abstract should be attached as a Word document to an email addressed to DisasterBioethics@dcu.ie with “DUBLIN Abstract” in the Subject line. The email should state clearly if you wish to present orally, or with a poster, or either. Oral presentations will be for 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes Q&A.

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WADEM + HumEthNet = 2017 Ethics Workshop

Get involved!

HumEthNet is building a strong presence on ethics for WADEM2017 in Toronto.

For more information about ethics@WADEM please contact Renaud Boulanger or Lisa Schwartz.

 

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From the WADEM organizers:

Save the Dates – WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2017!

Toronto, Canada – Save the dates for the WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2017! The Congress, co-hosted by the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the CBRNE Collaborative, will convene from 25-28 April 2017 at the Westin Harbour Castle in the vibrant city of Toronto, Canada.

The Congress will be WADEM’s 20th biennial meeting of global experts to exchange knowledge and best practices on disaster and emergency health. More than 800 health care professionals, researchers, and students from 63 countries participated in the last Congress in Cape Town, South Africa in 2015–and it is expected that more will be Toronto!

In 2015, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) estimated 346 global disasters which resulted in 22,773 deaths, affected 98.6 million people, and caused $66.5 billion (USD) in damage. Migration and population displacement, as well as infectious diseases of international concern, continue to challenge our disaster health and medical response systems in unprecedented ways. WADEM continues to work closely with UNISDR to engage in the health component of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and will share insights at the Congress in Toronto.

WADEM and its international partners strive to improve the scientific basis for disaster and emergency health practice and to establish best practices based on validated evidence. The outcomes of this work protect communities, reduce morbidity and mortality, improve recovery, and enable the development of more resilient communities. Congress participants will have an opportunity to engage in these important discussions in a forum with their peers.

This Congress will feature an exciting and innovative scientific program of plenary sessions, workshops, oral and poster presentations, and social events. Networking will begin pre-congress with opportunities to participate in track development and online discussions. Simulations will be highlighted. Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation is planned for the Congress.

Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world with over 100 communities that influence its world-class dining, art, music, and entertainment. Toronto’s international atmosphere inspires creativity and forward thinking.

 

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Autumn edition of Reflections newsletter now available!

Check out the latest edition of the Reflections newsletter and archives of past issues.

In the Autumn edition:

  • HumEthNet member Stephanie Nixon is profiled In Focus;
  • Maria Berghs provides a provocative commentary on “Disability and humanitarian healthcare ethics”;
  • A rich collection of new publications are listed including a new bioethics case study published by HumEthNet members on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada website, and the recently released report by Handicap International Disability in Humanitarian Context; and
  • The launch of the humanitarian health ethics research group’s newly redesigned website.

Be sure to contact us with comments on this or any previous edition, or if you want to contribute to the next issue.

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New Article on Disaster and Disability

by Matthew R. Hunt, Ryoa Chung, Evelyne Durocher, and Jean Hugues Henrys
Glob Health Action 2015, 8: 27969 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.27969
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New Case in the ENHA Case Study Series

Case studies are made available for a variety of training and reflection purposes. They can be used in conjunction with the Humanitarian Health Ethics Analysis Tool (HHEAT) or on their own.

Patient Transfer During Period of Heightened Security Threat

Setting: A field hospital set up by a team of foreign health care practitioners working with an international non-governmental organization, in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that destroyed major infrastructure including public buildings and hospitals. The field hospital is situated in a rural area outside the capital and run in collaboration with local staff from a health clinic that was destroyed by the earthquake. 

Read the full case.

 

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Participants Wanted!

Research in disasters is thought to lead to improvements in disaster relief and better understanding of how disasters impact populations. Recent emphasis on disaster research has spurred expanded discussion regarding the ethical implications of this field of inquiry. We are conducting a new study, entitled Investigating Researchers’ Experience of Ethics in Post-Disaster Research, to investigate the kinds of ethical issues faced by researchers operating in post-disaster settings, and the extent to which current resources, such as ethics guidelines, appropriately address those issues.