Disaster medicine: Doctors on a global stage
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Professor James Ryan (Emeritus Professor, UCL & SGUL & International Professor of Surgery, USUHS) looks at a number of world conflicts, natural disasters and poverty stricken areas. He demonstrates how training individuals with vital medical and surgical skills can make a life changing difference to those affected by conflict and disaster. He also gives an overview of strategies used by NGO's in affected areas.
This lecture was filmed at an event called: 'Easter lecture for young people: Disaster medicine ... Doctors on a global stage'.
RSM Event Description:
"The Easter Lecture at the RSM is designed to give school students a snapshot of just one of the hundreds of different careers within medicine. Professor Jim Ryan has used his medical and surgical training to make a vital difference to the lives of soldiers and civilians caught up in conflict and disaster. He has passed on his skills by training many others. We invite you to hear his story."
Date of Lecture: 13th April 2011.