Disaster Medicine in BC: Gaps in our preparedness and how to address them

UBC DEM Provincial Rounds

Disaster Medicine in BC: Gaps in our preparedness and how to address them.
Wednesday, May 8 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Drs. Anthony Fong & Christopher Lee, Clinical Assistant Professors, UBC DEM

Learning Objectives

This session will focus on these key points:

  • Provide examples of notable disaster responses in BC or nationally, involving ERP’s.
  • Define basic disaster medicine terminology
  • Outline the current health emergency management (HEM) structure in BC.
  • Give a practical example of the above structure in action.
  • Describe who writes code orange plans, how they are activated, and what they look like.
  • Describe opportunities for ERP’s in engagement and activism in HEM.

Presenter Bios

Dr. Anthony Fong is an Emergency Physician at SPH and MSJ and serves as the Education and Training Chair for the Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) and has responded to deployments to Honduras, Poland and Ukraine. He has also responded as a clinical health specialist for the Canadian Red Cross domestically. He holds an Associate Certificate in Emergency Management from the Justice Institute of BC, a Fellowship in Global Journalism from the University of Toronto and is pursuing a Masters of Science in Disaster Medicine at the Centre for Research and Training in Disaster Medicine, Humanitarian Aid and Global Health.

Dr. Christopher Lee is an Emergency Physician at VGH and UBCH. His administrative work surrounds QI and Disaster Medicine. He is currently the Physician Lead for Spreading Quality Improvement at PHC and VCH, while also leading disaster medicine efforts as Physician Lead for Disaster Preparedness in Vancouver Acute and a provincial role as Associate Medical Director at Health Emergency Management BC, PHSA.

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