Join us for the Eighth Annual Hospital Disaster Planning, Preparations and Response Symposium: An All-Hazards Approach on February 16, 2018 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.

The symposium is jointly provided by Jackson Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Symposium Objectives
At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be:

  • Explain the Stop the Bleed Campaign and Tourniquet Demonstration.
  • Explain the medical aspects of opioid epidemic USA.
  • Explain the mental health aspects of opioid epidemic USA.
  • Explain Zika USA and EBOLA DRC.
  • Explain Trauma Telemedicine and Brazil Olympic medical support.
  • Explain the role of law enforcement during emergencies, mass casualty and active shooter incidents.
  • Explain triage, transport and surge capacity protocols of Miami Dade County Fire Rescue.
  • Explain quick pediatric assessment and triage during mass casualty incident


To download the symposium brochure, please click here.


Conference Goals

The purpose this symposium is to enhance hospital preparation and response to disasters and emergencies including mass casualty incidents.

The goal is to mitigate, to the greatest extent possible, the morbidity and mortality for the people of the state of Florida/United States, and to reduce the potential for economic and social disruption.

Target Audience
The symposium is designed for administrative, emergency management, emergency medicine, and other clinical leadership of the hospitals and the physicians, nurses, and operational staff of the hospitals and healthcare systems.


Morning Session

7:30 – 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Peter G. Paige, MD, Jackson Health System
8:15 – 9:15 Stop the Bleed Campaign and Tourniquet Demonstration
Mauricio Lynn, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
9:15 – 10:00 Medical Aspects of Opioid Epidemic USA
Jeffrey Bernstein, MD, Jackson Health System/Florida Poison Information Center – Miami
10:00 – 10:15 BREAK
10:15 – 11:15 Mental Health Aspects of Opioid Epidemic USA
James Shultz, Ph.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
11:15– 12:00 Zika USA and Ebola DRC
Girish B. Kapur, MD, Jackson Health System
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH/Disaster Preparation Exhibits

Afternoon Session

1:00 – 2:00 Trauma Telemedicine and Brazil Olympic Medical Support
Antonio Marttos, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2:00 – 2:45 Role of Law Enforcement During Emergencies, Mass Casualty and
Active Shooter Incidents
Victor Milian, Miami Dade County Police Department
2:45 – 3:00 BREAK
3:00 – 3:45 Triage, Transport and Surge Capacity Protocols of Miami Dade County Fire Rescue
Gerard E. Job, MD, Jackson Health System & Miami Dade EMS
3:45 – 4:30 Quick Pediatric Assessment and Triage during Mass Casualty Incidents
Hector Chavez, MD, Jackson Health System
4:30 Adjourn

CME/Contact Hours

Nurses: 6.5 hours of Nursing Contact Hours will be provided by the Public Health Trust/ Jackson Health System, which is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation: The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Resolution: In accordance with the 2004 Updated ACCME Standards for Commercial Support the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine requires everyone in a position to control the content of a Continuing Medical Education activity – the Course Director(s), Planning Committee Members and all individuals participating as speakers, moderators or authors to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. All potential conflicts of interest are identified and resolved prior to the education activity being provided to learners. Disclosure of relevant financial relationship(s) will be provided to learners prior to the beginning of the educational activity.

Faculty & Speakers

Gerard Job, MD
Attending Physician
Emergency Department
Jackson Health System

Mauricio Lynn, MD
Professor of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Medical Director, Ryder Trauma Center Resuscitation Unit
Medical Director, Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
Director, Mass Casualty Preparedness and Response

Abdul M. Memon, MD, FACP, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer,
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
Jackson Health System

James M. Shultz, M.S., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Disaster & Extreme Event Preparedness (DEEP Center)
Department of Epidemiology &
Public Health
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL

Peter G. Paige, M.D., M.M.M., C.P.E., F.A.C.E.P, F.A.C.P.E
Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Jackson Health System

Girish Bobby Kapur, M.D, M.P.H
Chief of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine

Hector Chavez, M.D.
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Services
Jackson Health System

Antonio Marttos, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Trauma Telemedicine
Trauma Division, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL

Jeffrey N. Bernstein, MD
Voluntary Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine
Florida Poison and Drug Information Center



  • $200 Non-Florida Registrants
  • $100 Florida Registrants & Organizations with a Cooperative or Affiliation Agreement with JHS
  • $50 Members of Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, & Monroe County Healthcare Preparedness Coalitions
  • $0 JHS/UM Employees

To register online, please click here.

Registration Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be made only if written notice of cancellation is received prior to January 16, 2018. After this date, no refunds will be made. If the course is cancelled due to insufficient registrations, a full tuition refund will be made.

*Please Note: Online registration is NOT available for JHS/UM Employees. Please send your request through email to [email protected]


Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Ira C. Clark Diagnostic Treatment Center (DTC)
Rooms 259 & 270
N.W. 19th Street at the corner of N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami, FL

For more information on directions and parking, please click here.


For more information on where to stay and what to do, please visit the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Contact Us

Elisha Moultrie, BSM
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
Jackson Health System
Institute Annex Building, 3rd Floor
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136-1096
[email protected]

Services for the Disabled
If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this conference, please contact Elisha Moultrie at [email protected] or 305-585-8007 at least 15 days prior to the conference.

About Jackson Health System

Jackson Health System is an internationally recognized academic health system with 2,482 licensed beds. It is home to the Ryder Trauma Center, Miami-Dade County’s only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, which was chosen by the U.S. Army to train their Military Surgical Teams before being deployed to areas of conflict. Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Holtz Children’s Hospital, are ranked among “America’s Best Hospitals”. Jackson Health System has an active Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Program and was awarded the 2010 NAPH Safety Net Award by the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems in the Category of “Emergency Preparedness.”