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Disaster Global Health: Respond, Recover, Prepare

June 15, 2016

Join over 400 attendees from ALL health professions as well as non-health individuals and organizations who play a major role in preparing for and responding to major events (natural disasters, conflict, technological). Emphasis will be on Disaster Global Health and individuals and nations coming together for more effective support of all elements of the disaster cycle.
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Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

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