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PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker - Coping with multiple casualty incidents: Lessons learned
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Emergency Preparedness
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

The Tel Aviv Medical Center has been the primary receiving hospital for dozens of bombing incidents. During these events, emergency department and hospital-wide procedures and protocols were honed, tested, and readjusted, permitting an unparalleled learning curve with almost instantaneous feedback from following events. This presentation will focus on the lessons learned as well as encourage questions and discussion with the audience.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Dr. Pinchas Halpern

Dr. Pinchas ("Pinny") Halpern is an associate professor in Anesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency Management, Tel Aviv University, and chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center.

Dr. Halpern trained in anesthesiology in Tel Aviv and in critical care medicine at Ohio State University. He is past president of the Israeli Association for Emergency Medicine, chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of Magen David Adom National EMS and member of its Board of Directors. He is a member of multiple national committees on emergency and disaster preparedness and leads critical care efforts in disasters.

Dr. Halpern led many international training missions in emergency and disaster medicine in countries such as Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Jordan.

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