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Disaster Behavioral Health Conference

Prepare for the unthinkable

DateWednesday, February 7, 2018, 8:30

Location Salem Convention Center

It could be a natural or a human caused disaster… are you prepared to deal with either?

For the latest resources, training, and application of behavioral health skills, we invite you to attend the Disaster Behavioral Health Conference sponsored by Chemeketa Community Colleges Threat and Disaster Resource Center.

Conference Objectives

  • Describe principles of disaster behavioral health
  • Best practices: immediate vs long term behavioral needs
  • Understanding aftermath vs grief
  • Elements in emotional impact & recovery
  • Warning signs for trauma exposure & self-care


Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times correspondent Sheri Fink will share her stories and insights at the conference. Fink won her first Pulitzer for an article that became the basis for her book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She won her second Pulitzer in 2015 as part of the Times team reporting on the West Africa Ebola crisis. Recently she has been reporting on Puerto Ricans challenged to recover after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.


Registration: $495 Student Registration: $200

Call 503.399.8179 or email for more information.

With four paid registrations a fifth person may attend at no cost. 16 Continuing Education Units* *OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of OHSU School of Medicine and Chemeketa Community College. The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

For the full conference agenda visit our webpage.

Event Contact Information

Rebecca Bolante



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