Recently, JH-IIRU director, Adnan Hyder and associate director, Kent Stevens, along with International Health assistant professor and associate director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Studies, Courtland Robinson, traveled to Pakistan to participate in the Annual Emergency Medicine Conference (AEMC) at the Aga Khan University in Karachi.
The 2012 conference, “Emergency Medical Response in Disasters,” focused on medical response and community preparedness in natural and man-made disasters. Themes of the conference included foundations of disaster medical response, search and rescue operations, restoring health care systems, disaster research, and capacity development and use of technology for disaster medical response. The conference was designed to both examine issues from a Pakistani perspective and foster broader discussions on emergency response. This conference is co-organized by the Department of Emergency Medicine at Aga Khan University which is a WHO Collaborating Center for Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care.

Panel discussion with (L to R) Adnan Hyder and Courtland Robinson at the AEMC.

Adnan Hyder delivers a lecture at the AEMC.

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