ACMT presented a Chemical Emergency Workshop in Ludhiana, India, from August 19-21, 2019 and in Rohtak, India from August 22-24, 2019. Funded by the Chemical Security Program of the US State Department, and supported by CRDF-Global, core faculty included ACMT's Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, Ziad Kazzi, MD, FACMT, and Paul Wax, MD, FACMT, and international Members Praveen Agarwal, MD, from AIMS-Delhi and Ashish Bhalla from PGIMER-Chandigarh.
Also participating from Emory University were 2nd year Fellow Sukhshant Atti and paramedic Wade Miles. Leading the delegation was Vikas Kapil, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Center for Global Health, CDC. ACMT trained approximately 165 health care providers during the two courses using ACMT Chemical Agents of Opportunity course and adding lectures on Indian toxicology, a series of breakout sessions including a PPE demonstration, and a tabletop exercise. A very memorable week for all.
Link to article from Tribune News Service: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ludhiana/workshop-on-response-to-chemical-hazards-and-emergencies-at-dmch/820399.html