Global Emergency Medicine Program Now in Session

Dr. David Skorton

Since 2006, the Global Emergency Medicine Program in the Division of Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has been committed to the advancement of the science and practice of emergency medicine, disaster preparedness and public health the world over. The program has engaged with several hundred professionals across India, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Qatar, Montenegro, Guatemala, Haiti and the Dominican Republic through training workshops, collaborative research initiatives and clinical service. The program is also an integral part of the four-year longitudinal Global Health Curriculum at the Weill Cornell Medical College, with program faculty overseeing global health electives in the first and final years of the medical school curriculum.

Dr. David Skorton released a white paper on March 2 describing Cornell's commitment to international studies. He called for a "Marshall Plan that would reduce global inequalities through capacity building in developing countries."

The capstone educational activity of the Global EM Program is the CME approved annual Global Health Emergencies Course, currently in progress from March 5 – 22, 2012, on the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell campus. In keeping with Cornell University's commitment to global capacity building, the 2012 course features:

  • More than 30 expert faculty from UN agencies, international foundations and NGOs including Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health, Physicians for Human Rights, Grameen, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the International Rescue Committee, the International Medical Corps, and Cornell, Columbia, Brown, Harvard, McGill and UCLA.
  • More than 75 hours of programming on a range of themes including HIV, TB, malaria, non-communicable diseases, research methods, cost-effective analysis, global health institutions, complex humanitarian emergencies and climate change.
  • The 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. lecture days are followed by daily evening keynotes open to the public.

Full Schedule [PDF]

For more information please contact:
Satchit Balsari, MD, MPH
Global Emergency Medicine Program
(917) 770-8364

Weill Cornell Medicine
Office of External Affairs
1300 York Avenue
Box 314
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-9476