Always dreamed of using your medical skills in humanitarian and disaster zones? Or perhaps you want to find out more about the indirect impact of war and who’s left to pick up the pieces when it comes to civilian casualties, injured children, health workers and medics themselves?
Then we had you sorted with a range of workshops and talks at #WEM19 on our theme…
‘Beyond the Battlefield’ – Working in the ‘Hot Zone’, including military and humanitarian deployments to areas of war and conflict and the impact of conflict.
We heard from Alex Potter and Pete Reed of Global Response Management, as they examined the impact of the largest urban battle in recent history – Mosul, 2016-17 – on our understandings of both warfare and humanitarian aid.
Then, we headed to the Biosphere to listen to Michael Von Bertele, Director of Aspen Medical, as he addressed the gap between the number of children injured in conflict zones and the lack of coordinated research into the risk exposure, treatment and long-term recovery of these injured kids.
Who: Jason Fox, Alex Potter, Pete Reed, Esmita Charani, Aula Abbara, Michael Von Bertele
What: ‘Beyond the Battlefield’
When: Day 2, (Sunday 24th November), Day 3 (Monday 25th November)
Where: Biosphere and Workshops
Join us this year where for the first time in WEM history, we’re hosting #VirtualWEM20 a virtual conference on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October 2020 – so you can be inspired from the comfort of your sofa (or, frankly, from wherever in the world you can get online). Book your place today!