May 6-7, 2010.   DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Defence Research & Development Organisation
National Disaster Management Authority
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
INDO-US Emergency & Trauma Collaborative
Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management
Event Overview

National Conference on Medical Response to Mass Casualty Management 2010

In Bhopal disaster the release of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas and other toxins, resulting in the exposure of over 500,000 people. Immediate death toll was 2,259 and the government of Madhya Pradesh has confirmed a total of 3,787 deaths related to the gas release. Other government agencies estimate 15,000 deaths.

During 2004 tsunami in India about 12,405 were confirmed deaths, 18,045 were estimated deaths, 5,640 were missing & about 647,599 were displaced. The United Nations estimated at the outset that the relief operation (which is presently still underway) would be the costliest in human history. Bihar floods and Orissa cyclone,Latur and Bhuj earthquakes were the important natural calamities and bombings of Mumbai train blast as man-made disasters which devastated the country.

In view of these ever emerging disasters NDMA was formed with the objectives to build a safer and disaster resilient India by developing a holistic, pro-active, multi-disaster and technology-driven strategy for disaster management through collective efforts of all Government Agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations which was directly under the prime minister of India. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), headed by the Prime Minister of India, is the Apex Body for Disaster Management in India. The setting up of the NDMA and the creation of an enabling environment for institutional mechanisms at the State and District levels is mandated by the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

AIIMS was founded with objectives to develop a pattern of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches so as to demonstrate high standard of medical education to all medical colleges and other allied institutions in India & to bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of the personnel in all important branches of the health activity. To address the issue of medical response to mass casualty management, AIIMS has taken the lead role in association with NDMA and DRDO to organize National Conference on medical response to mass casualty management.

6 May, 2010

Theme: Session 1 name
  • Acute Mass Casualty Events: An Overview
  • Global Lessons Learned in Management of Mass Casualty Events
  • Mass Casualty Events: The Indian Experience
  • Disaster Command and Control and Systems Challenges
  • Model Uniform Core Criteria for Disaster Triage
7 May, 2010

Theme: Session 2 name
  • Unique Aspects of Explosions
  • Hospital Medical Response to Mass Casualty Events
  • Lessons Learned from the Global Military Experience
  • Challenges in Conducting Disaster Research
  • Communication, the Role of the Public and Community Resilience after Disasters

Register online early to avoid disappointment. Registration includes entry to all scientific sessions, conference bag, lunch & beverages on both days.

Registration Fee: Rs. 1020/-
[includes Rs. 20 as facilitation charges]
Professor Isaac Ashkenazi
International Expert for Crisis Management & Leadership
Ben Groin University of the Negev

Director, Urban Preparedness, PLY,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Dr. Sagar Galwankar
Faculty of Global Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
Dr. Vikas Kapil
Associate Director for Science for the Division of Injury Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dr. Scott Sasser
Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University
Maj Gen (Dr) JK Bansal, VSM
Senior Consultant (CBRN), National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India
Dr. Nobhojit Roy
Visiting Professor of Public Health, Jamshedji Tata Centre of Disaster Management

Want to speak to someone live? Contact the Conference Secretariat: Dr. Sanjeev Bhoi at +91-9868397053
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