FREE! Intro to Public Health Emergency Preparedness Online Course

FREE! Intro to Public Health Emergency Preparedness Online Course

Dear Colleagues, Public Health Ontario is proud to present the new Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness online course. In response to feedback from our public health partners, the self-directed, online Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness course was created. This course consists of three interactive modules that introduce the foundations of public health emergency preparedness, including definitions, concepts, strategies and tools. This course builds on traditional incident management system structures and presents new models to aid in emergency preparedness training for public health professionals. This supplements the in-person workshop currently conducted by PHO to build capacity for public health professionals at the local level. Many of the core concepts of these modules can also inform emergency management training programs outside of public health. The web-based format provides an easily accessible resource that can be used by a variety of stakeholders in different learning environments, including academic settings. For more information about this online course, or public health emergency preparedness, please PHO.eoc.operations@oahpp.ca. Please share this email with any interested colleagues, or share this tweet via social media. Regards, Brian Schwartz, MD, MScCH Chief, Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response Public Health Ontario For more online educational resources and learning events, please visit Public Health Ontario’s...
2016 CAEP Conference – Call for Abstract Submissions

2016 CAEP Conference – Call for Abstract Submissions

CAEP 2016: Gateway to Learning Québec City, June 4-8, 2016 Important Abstract Dates *Electronic submission opens: Friday, November 6, 2015 at 09:00 Eastern *Electronic submission closes: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 23:59 Eastern (no exceptions) *Abstract Notification Please carefully review the guidelines below regarding submission, review, format, and awards before starting your submission. The link to the electronic submission site is provided at the bottom of this page. Detailed abstracts instructions are provided on the submission site (link provided below) and at Abstract Submission. Abstract Overview CAEP Abstract Awards are awarded annually through a peer-review competition that ranks all abstracts through standardized criteria. The awards are given to the highest ranked abstracts submitted to eligible CAEP Members. There are two categories of acceptable abstracts with separate submission processes: research abstracts and education innovation abstracts. Select the appropriate category, when you open the submission tab on the CAEP Abstract site. The structured abstract should be aligned with the subsections appropriate to the abstract category. Click here for more information. Submit abstracts...
AFEM Internship – Applications close Nov. 30, 2015

AFEM Internship – Applications close Nov. 30, 2015

Join the African Federation of Emergency Medicine (AFEM) Team. Applications accepted NOW through 30 NOVEMBER 2015 AFEM is seeking outstanding candidates for 1-year internship positions in global emergency care development. AFEM Interns will receive a small living stipend and be based in Cape Town, South Africa for the 2016-2017 year. Below is more detailed information about the positions. Please read it carefully before applying! General responsibilities of all AFEM interns include: to assist with the day-to-day running of the organisation to assist with planning and development of annual conferences; to develop, manage, and drive AFEM scientific projects throughout Africa; to build and maintain relations with sponsors and donors; to do research and apply for funding opportunities for AFEM projects; In addition, successful applicants must be able to contribute to one or more of the following AFEM priority areas: •Media and Communications: Managing and developing AFEM’s online presence, including the website and all social media; liaising with AFEM representatives to promote the organisation throughout Africa and globally; communicating with new and current AFEM members and creating and disseminating promotional materials. •Scientific: Developing and coordinating curriculum materials and educational packages; creating and editing scientific documents; and managing and analysing data, particularly for AFEM’s Trauma Data Registry. •Nursing: Assist with nurse-specific training curricula/courses; develop the agendas and bolster representation of nurses/mid-level providers at conferences; and work on securing funding for nursing-specific research. •Out of Hospital: Assist with EMS/pre-hospital training curricula/courses; work on securing funding for Out of Hospital-specific research; and generally support the promotion of out of hospital activities w/in AFEM. •Journal: Act as technical editor for AFEM’s African Journal of Emergency...
CCHT’s Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program May 4-17, ’15

CCHT’s Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program May 4-17, ’15

The Canadian Consortium for Humanitarian Training (CCHT) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Edition of the Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program will be held from May 4-17 in Montreal, Quebec. This exciting, multi-disciplinary training program that includes in class learning and a 3-day field simulation, will provide students and mid-career professionals with the core humanitarian competencies that are essential for anyone involved in disaster response and/or humanitarian assistance. Participants will learn about the background and context of humanitarian emergencies, international humanitarian law, doctrines and operating procedures for technical areas. Instructed by a community of humanitarians and faculty from around the globe the program also offers an occasion to join an exciting network of humanitarians. Registration is now open, spaces are limited. For more information click here or see attached flyer. Contact Melanie Coutu (Program Manager) at melanie.coutu3@mcgill.ca if you have any further questions. CCHT General Flyer...
Free online course – Ebola in Context

Free online course – Ebola in Context

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is offering a free two-week online course in January 2015 entitled “Ebola in Context: Understanding Transmission, Response, and Control”. The course will look at the science behind the Ebola outbreak, to understand why it has occurred on this scale and how it can be controlled. Who is this course for? This course is designed for healthcare professionals or anyone working in a health organisation; undergraduate students taking a healthcare or science-related degree; medical students and postgraduates wishing to complement their studies; and anyone else with a keen interest in the science behind Ebola. For more details and to register click...
Scholarships for Graduate Study in London, England

Scholarships for Graduate Study in London, England

The London Goodenough Association of Canada (“LGAC”) invites applications for Scholarships in support of graduate study in London, England for the 2015-16 academic year. The LGAC awards Scholarships towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London. Superbly located in central London, the College attracts members from over 80 countries, creating a rich cultural and academically diverse residential community. Goodenough College is comprised of two main residential halls: London House, which re-opened in September, 2014 after an extensive renovation, and William Goodenough House which was fully renovated in 2011-12. In the 2014 U.K. National Student Survey, Goodenough College was voted the Best Learning Environment and received the International Accommodation Quality Mark. The LGAC is an association of over 1,800 Canadians who have lived in the College’s residences. Since 1990, it has awarded 162 funded Scholarships with a value of over $1 million. In addition to Scholarship funding, winners receive guaranteed acceptance for residence at the College – a highly sought benefit. For 2015-16, the LGAC plans to award six or more Scholarships with a value up to £5,000 each, including awards funded by individual donors, corporate sponsors and foundations, such as the Molson Foundation, sponsor of the Molson Foundation Scholarship for Francophone Canadians. Scholarships are awarded principally on the basis of academic excellence, and take into account the expected contribution that winners will make to the extracurricular life at Goodenough College. Candidates must be full-time students enrolling in an accredited graduate (or higher) program in London, or undertaking thesis research in London while enrolled elsewhere. Scholarship winners are required to...