Violence close to home: Intentional Injuries in Vulnerable Populations - an interdisciplinary Trauma conference.

Friday, October 27, 2017 All day

This event is held in partnership with the University of Toronto, Department of Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Joseph Ibrahim and Susan Onoas our opening speakers to share some of the lessons learned from the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history that occurred on June 12, 2016 in Orlando Florida.  For the last 20 years, the Orlando Regional Medical Centre (ORMC) has enhanced its disaster intake plan through rigorous monthly training drills and through process improvements brought about by ORMC’s response to three major hurricanes.    Aided by staff from two additional local hospitals, 29 operations and 441 units of blood were transfused within the first 24 hours after the shooting. Our speakers will highlight the vital importance of preparing and training for multiple casualty events, the development of cohesive collaborative teams, and the need for staff to perform roles outside of usual job descriptions.  They will also speak to the importance of working with your local community to ensure families and loved ones are appropriately updated on the status of their loved ones.


Additional speakers will discuss screening and care related to domestic violence, at risk elders, youth and children, self-harm, homelessness and workplace violence.   Dr. Avery Nathens will discuss some of the tough decisions clinicians need to consider when managing difficult cases.  

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