Health and Emergency Medical Management for Mass Gathering Events

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University Malaya Medical Centre

Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 59100


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This two- day workshop has been designed to provide participants with enhanced skills to plan for mass gathering events within their jurisdiction. Targeted at healthcare professionals from all aspects of the health industry, the workshop will build skills and knowledge on clinical preparedness for large public events, from venue inspection through to mass casualty incident. This is not a workshop only for the Nurse, Doctor or Ambulance Officer. It is for the Public Health Worker, Venue and Event managers and any Emergency Service personnel.

The workshop will be a mix of teaching methods, with a heavy emphasis on "doing", not just talking. This will ensure participants have the opportunity to manage the information in a manner best suited to their learning patterns. Techniques will include:

  • Didactic lectures (limited)

  • Small group work

  • Whole of room engagements

  • Tutorial style presentations, with interactive components

  • Several desk-top exercises (and one major practical training scenario) Ability to informally chat with industry experts.

  • Informal peer engagement

  • Hard copy "toolbox" sheets

  • Published research articles from peer-reviewed journals

  • Contemporary healthcare industry professional articles on topics

Take-Away Learning for Participants
  • Have an understanding of the theory underpinning healthcare planning needs for mass gatherings

  • Leverage a Mass Gathering tool kit and models for predicting health and resource needs at large event

  • Have an enhanced ability for planning and managing major event health services.

  • An increased network of colleagues who are interested and experts in Mass Gathering healthcare management in Malaysia.

  • Experience driven learning to ensure participants have practical knowledge that can be applied in the "real world"

Speakers include:

Professor Dr Rashidi bin Ahmad, MBBS, M.Med. (Malaysia)Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University Malaya Medical CentreProfessor Dr Rashidi has a specialist in Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine (Cardiovascular Emergency, Pain, Disaster Medicine) and interest in the impact of artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Professor Dr Rashidi obtained his MBBS from the University of Malaysia in 1995 and Master of Medicine in 2002. ,He has since published a number of research papers, including cutting edge research on triage. His works "Task Knowledge Model for Triage Decision Support" and "A conceptualisation of an Agent-Oriented Triage Decision Support System", as well as Invited speaker on topics such as reacting to Hospital Disaster Management and Disaster Analysis, Management and Structure. He was Head of Level for the Faculty of Medicine Dean's Office at the University of Malaya's Faculty of Medicine and enhanced UMMC's out-of-hospital response services local disaster.

Assist Professor Jamie Ranse, RN (Australia) Deputy Head of Department of Nursing, University of Canberra. PhD (Candidate), M.CritCare Nursing, Grad.Cert.ClinEpi, Grad.Cert.Clinical Ed, B.Nursing

Assistant Professor Jamie Ranse is disaster and mass gathering health specialist with extensive practical and academic experience. He facilitated the Mass Gathering Health Master Class for Flinders University. Previously, Jamie has volunteered as the Chief Nurse for St John Ambulance Australia and was a Clinical Manager of a metropolitan emergency department. Jamie is an Associate Editor for the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, holding the disaster portfolio and peer-reviews for a number of national and international journals relating to disaster and primary health care. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and College of Emergency Nursing Australasia. He is currently the chair-elect of the WADEM Mass Gathering Section.

Azli Hj. Abd. Latif. Lecturer- Asia Metropolitan University. Paramedic (Malaysia)Dip. Aviation medicine (UK), Degree in aviation medicine, EMT-B, EMT-I (LIJ USA)

In addition to being a lecturer in Prehospital Emergency Care at Asia Metropolitan University in Kuala Lumpur Azli Latif is a a highly sought-after prehospital care clinician, with a professional interest in mass gathering management. He has an extensive background in emergency ambulance care and aviation medical evacuation and has been deployed to a number of domestic and international destinations with Malaysian and international humanitarian agencies, providing emergency medical and operational leadership to crisis and disaster areas. He is activity involved in a range of consulting roles in healthcare edication and management, and been responsible for mass gathering planning for a number of large events in Kuala Lumpur and other areas of Malaysia.

Craig Hooper, RN, AFCHSM (Australia) Emergency Management Consultant, Author, Paramedic, RN. M.Ed, B.HlthSci, B.AppSci, AssDipHlthSci, DipNurs.

Craig Hooper is a health management consultant who specialises in emergency and pre-hospital healthcare operations with over 25 years industry experience in the public and private sector of 10 countries. He established the first domestic national emergency ambulance service for East Timor, managed projects in hospitals around Australia, Solomon Islands and India. In Malaysia, Craig managed operational re-design for a private ambulance service. Craig developed healthcare services for mass gatherings including international V8 racing, concerts, marathons and 2000 Olympics. He undertook pandemic planning for ACT Ambulance Service and redesigned clinical governance arrangements for a major metropolitan hospital. He is a an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and member of the Australia Malaysia Business Council.


For more information, contact: Ms Norolhidayah Majid, Pegawai Tadbir

Jabatan Pembangunan Perniagaan, Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya

Tel: +6 03 7949 6350 H/p: +6019 562 4055

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