Institute for Disaster Mental Health
Schedule

Online Registration Now Closed

Online Registration for IDMH's 14th Annual Conference, Psychosocial Response to Pandemic Disasters, Infectious Diseases And Bioterrorism on Friday, April 7th, 2017, is now closed. Register onsite starting at 8:15 AM, 4/7/17. Please email cstewart@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu  for a parking pass. 

 

Schedule

9:00-9:30 AM: Opening Remarks

  • Gerald Benjamin, Ph.D., Director, The Benjamin Center
  • Amy Nitza, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Disaster Mental Health
  • Kevin Wisely, Director, Office of Emergency Management, New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
  • Craig Spencer, M.D., M.P.H. Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

9:30-10:45 a.m.: Psychosocial Response to Pandemic Disasters, Infectious Diseases, and Bioterrorism: Context and Challenges Brian Flynn, Ed.D., Associate Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

10:45-11:00 a.m.: Break

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m.: Lessons from the Real World: Behavioral Health and Recent Disease Outbreak
Captain Michael King, Ph.D., M.S.W., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

12:15-1:15 p.m.: Lunch & Networking Event

1:15-2:30 p.m.: Lessons Learned: Treating Ebola in Bellevue Hospital
Laura Evans, M.D., Associate Chief of Medicine & Chief of Critical Care, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and Craig Spencer, M.D., M.P.H. Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

2:30-2:45 p.m.: Coffee Break

2:45-4:00 p.m.: Concurrent Professional Workshops

  • Psychosocial Capacity Building in Response to Disasters: A culturally informed approach Joshua Miller, Author of “Psychosocial Capacity Building in Response to Disasters”
  • Fear and Fear-Related Behaviors in Situations of Mass Threat: The Case of Infectious Diseases James Shultz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness
  • Integrating Emergency Management and Disaster Behavioral Health: Overview and Special Considerations for Pandemics, Infectious Diseases, and Bioterrorism Brian Flynn, Ed.D., Associate Director at Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
  • One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Delivering Psychological First Aid to Different Populations following a Disease Outbreak Captain Michael King, Ph.D., M.S.W., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention