Rescheduled: Online Global Health Journal Club: Disaster Relief Medicine, Wed. Dec. 2, 2015

Rescheduled Date: Wed. Dec. 2nd, 2015 at 8 pm Pacific TimeIMG_5993

Topic: Disaster relief medicine



All students, residents, physicians and faculty are welcome to join us for the next UBC Global Health JournalClub. We will be discussing disaster relief medicine. Our discussion will begin with a review of the journal articles below, followed by presentations of two guest speakers, Dr. Shani Tan and Mariko Miller, discussing their personal experiences for working in disaster relief situations. Please join us for a very interesting discussion!


Guest speakers:

Dr. Shani Tan, who works in Trail, BC, will be discussing first-hand perspectives and challenges seen while working in Aceh, Indonesia, during the 2004 tsunami.

Mariko Miller is a nurse who works in Vancouver, BC, and has taken part in several missions with MSF. Mariko will be discussing challenges faced during the Nepal earthquake response.



Leaning J, Guha-Sapir D. Natural disasters, armed conflict, and public health. N Engl J Med [Internet]. 2013 Nov 7; 369(19):1836–42.

Bagcchi S. Risk of infection after the Nepal earthquake. Lancet Infect Dis [Internet]. Elsevier Ltd; 2015 Jul;15(7):770–1.


How to attend:

The format is online, through an interactive medium called adobe connect, which can be found at:

Please log in as a Guest to Adobe Connect at the above link (mute your speakers).


Contact Dr. Michael Slatnik at if you have any questions or suggestions. 


For those participating in MainPro accreditation, you may claim one MainPro M-2 Credit for each hour of participation (we recommend 1-2 hours, for both reviewing articles and participating in the journal club).


Previous and upcoming journal club topics.


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