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Missioncraft is the art and science of preparing and conducting successful field operations. This intensive workshop details and enhances skill sets required of field leaders in international disaster relief operations. The workshop is developed for selected medical and public health professionals who deploy to disasters as full-time, field-based, hands-on providers and who expect to serve as organizational team leader or medical coordinator.

Missioncraft 2017: Leadership in Disaster Relief

Date
September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017
Time
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pre-registration required?
Yes
Registration closed?
No

COURSE DATES: September 11-15, 2017
LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
VENUE: Partners Healthcare Assembly Square

ABOUT MISSIONCRAFT

Missioncraft explores the art and science of preparing and conducting field operations and enhances the skills required for field leaders in international disaster relief operations. The course is intended for medical and public health professionals who deploy to disasters as full-time, field-based, hands-on healthcare providers and expect to serve as an organizational team leader or medical coordinator. Designed for experienced professionals in pursuit of excellence, Missioncraft includes a one-week intensive workshop supplemented by online modules. Missioncraft is not intended for medical tourists.

KEY TOPICS

  • Pre-departure preparation
  • Field briefing
  • Rapid epidemiological assessment
  • Field reporting
  • Standardized case management
  • Technical toolkits
  • Field project management
  • Contingency planning and lethal situation management
  • Technical challanges - field agency, cluster system, and donor failures
  • Dysfunctional staff
  • VIPs and curious non-producers (politicians, princes and movie stars)
  • 10 key deliverables of medical coordinators
  • Career development and networking

For a detailed prospectus of prior workshops please visit Disaster Medical Coordination International Society (DMCIS®)

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Health care workers with current board certification or specialty society fellowship in clinical medicine or public health
  • Disaster management professionals with authority to lead health teams from governmental (civil or military), nongovernmental, Red Cross, or UN agencies
  • Humanitarian professionals with 1 year or more of disaster field experience
  • Persons anticipating future deployment to disasters as medical team leader or medical coordinator

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Acquire mastery over 22 critical tasks that evidence expertise among medical team leaders and medical coordinators in international disaster relief operations
  • Identify and produce the 10 deliverables of a medical coordinator
  • Apply 3 paradigms for use of evidence in disaster health sciences, and detect common forms of information abuse
  • Refine strategies for optimizing quality patient care in high-volume, resourcelimited settings

FACULTY

Missioncraft lead faculty (or DMCIS faculty) possess the following qualifications:
 

  • Current specialty board certifications or specialty college fellowships in clinical medicine and public health
  • Organizational experience as disaster medical coordinator or team leader for governmental, non-governmental, United Nations, and Red Cross organizations
  • Field experience as disaster medical coordinator or health advisor in over twenty countries on five continents
  • Language fluency in two or more official UN languages
  • National or international awards for field excellence from governmental, non-governmental, and Red Cross organizations

David A. Bradt MD, MPH, FACEM, FAFPHM, FAAEM, DTM&H
Chief Science Officer, DMCIS

Christina M. Drummond AM, MBBS, FRACP, FAFPHM, MPH, MAE, DTM&H
Chief Operations Officer, DMCIS

Hilarie Cranmer MD, MPH
Director, Global Disaster Response, MGH Global Health

Miriam Aschkenasy MD, MPH
Deputy Director, Global Disaster Response, MGH Global Health

Guest Speaker: 
Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Medical Director, Consortium for Affordable Medical Technology, MGH Global Health

E-LEARNING

The Missioncraft program combines classroom didactic, interactive hands-on small group sessions, with online learning. Participants apply their knowledge in different learning environments in increasingly challenging scenarios. 

To increase the breadth of educational materials available to workshop participants, Massachusetts General Hospital - Global Health, Global Disaster Response will provide registrants with access to online educational modules in disaster disciplines developed through a collaboration with Humanitarian U. Onlin learning will also be provided through Partners Health Care System.

COURSE AGENDA 

COST

Registration from March 1st to June 30th, 2017

Physician* USD 2700.00
RN, PA, non-clinical USD 2200.00

 

 

Registration after June 30th, 2017

Physician* USD 2900.00
RN, PA, non-clinical USD 2400.00
Tuition fee subsidy** USD 1200.00

*Physician pricing includes CME
**Tuition fee subsidy is available for participants from low-income economies as defined by the World Bank

Tuition includes:

  • 5 training days with high faculty-student ratio
  • 50 hours of online learning
  • Reference manual 
  • Course materials
  • Daily Catering (Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks) 
  • A conference dinner

Transportation to Boston and local lodging are not covered.

APPLICATION

Admission to the workshop is by application and approval only. Participant numbers are limited. The course is conducted in English.

The application is available here: 

If you would like to submitt your application using a PDF form download the application here. Please send the application and a copy of your CV to GlobalDisasterResponse@partners.org.

If you have questions regarding the application process you may also email the MGH - Global Health, Global Disaster Response at globaldisasterresponse@partners.org or call at +1- 617-724-3194.

ACCREDITATION

Live Course

Accreditation
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 34.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

 

E-Learning

Accreditation
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.