University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus — Denver, Colorado
Missioncraft in Disaster Relief is the art and science of preparing and conducting effective field operations. The 1-week intensive workshop presents best practices for health personnel in international disaster relief operations. The workshop is offered to selected medical and public health professionals who deploy to disasters as full-time, field-based, hands-on providers. The workshop aims to enhance skill sets required in leadership roles such as agency team leader or medical coordinator. It is designed for experienced professionals in pursuit of mastery, and is not intended for medical tourists.
February 27 – March 3, 2017
- 5 training days with high faculty-student ratio
- Reference manual
- Course materials
- Photocopy use
- Daily Catering (Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks)
- A conference dinner
Transportation to Denver and local lodging are not covered.
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: Click here to download application.
Please send the application and a copy of your CV to Amanda.Bond@UCDenver.edu. If you are accepted to the program, you will be emailed a copy of the registration link.
If you have questions regarding the application process, you may email Amanda Bond with the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine Global Emergency Care Initiative at Amanda.Bond@UCDenver.edu or call 202-423-3861.
- 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
Learning Modality: Multi-modal in classroom setting.
Where: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus
When: February 27 – March 3, 2017
Why: To enhance skill sets required in leadership roles such as agency team leader or medical coordinator.
- Pre-departure preparation
- Field briefing
- Rapid epidemiological assessment
- Field reporting
- Standardized case management
- Field project management
- Tools inventory
- Contingency planning and lethal situation management
- Technical issues in perfect storms–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 humanitarian passports
Registration before December 15, 2016
|RN, PA, non-clinical||USD 2000.00|
Registration after December 15, 2016
|RN, PA, non-clinical||USD 2400.00|
*Physician pricing includes CME
Tuition fee subsidy is available for participants from low-income economies. Please inquire for further information.
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
–Emilie J. Cavello Hynes MD, MPH, FACEP Assistant Professor – University of Colorado School of Medicine
“Everyone working in the field builds on their own experiences … but the Missioncraft course surprised me with the level of knowledge that was built from different experiences by different people. The training has allowed us to mitigate risk in my organization … In Missioncraft, I met a team that cares and new teachers for life. Our team is still using the forms and guidelines and it has become a bible to our organization. I hope to be able to bring this training to my country and my people.” – Yaroup Ajlouni, President, Jordan Health Aid Society (JHAS-International), Missioncraft 2015 participant
“Missioncraft was a challenging program … a semester-long, Master’s level curriculum over five intense and dynamic days. The facilitators came with a wealth of knowledge and the class participants possessed broad experience that enriched the discussions in a top-notch setting. This was a unique opportunity and what I learned has impacted my knowledge tenfold. I was likely the novice of the class and the tools provided will strengthen my practice going forward.” – Monica Staples, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Center for Disaster Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Missioncraft 2015 participant
“Our training [in Missioncraft 2014] helped a lot during the preparation [for Typhoon Ruby in the Phillippines]. While I was very surprised when Tacloban City Hospital was assigned to serve as another headquarters or command center during the typhoon, we were really prepared. We held pre-typhoon meetings so that, at the height of the storm, all were stationed in their respective posts with no overlapping of tasks. We also held post-Ruby meetings to discuss what was effective and what was not and the lessons from being prepared as compared to [Typhoon] Yolanda experience.” – Dr. Joedina Gumgay, Chief, Tacloban City Hospital, Philippines, Missioncraft 2014 participant