American Academy of Disaster Medicine Accepting Award Nominations

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The American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AADM) is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Service Award, honoring deserving individuals, organizations, and communities positively affecting public healthcare in the disaster life cycle.

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“Promoting the building of disaster resilient communities is a national priority.”

Do you know an individual, organization or community making a positive difference in emergency preparedness and disaster health care response? The American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AADM) is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Service Award, honoring deserving individuals, organizations and communities positively affecting public health care in the disaster life cycle – preparation, planning, response and recovery.

“It is a privilege for the Academy of Disaster Medicine to present the Distinguished Service Award since this new physician specialty plays a vital role in public health preparedness,” says Academy President Karl Kelley, MD, of Springfield, Tenn. “Promoting the building of disaster resilient communities is a national priority.”

AADM is seeking nominees meeting one or more of the following criteria:
1.    Individuals that successfully served as leader of a disaster preparedness and/or response organization with positive outcomes
2.    Organizations, governmental or non-governmental, that have demonstrated the ability to affect change in the practice of disaster preparedness and/or management response
3.    Communities that have educated, organized and built a cohesive team of leaders in community preparedness of disaster medicine and/or management response

For submission details, visit http://www.aapsus.org/aadm-award-nomination. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2011. Winners will be announced June 25 at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., in McLean, Va. The conference is titled “What Every Physician Should Know About Disasters.”

The American Academy of Disaster Medicine was founded to promote the practice of disaster health care, ensuring that all physicians are aware and prepared to effectively respond to future disasters – both natural and man-made. AADM is an affiliate academy of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties which certifies allopathic and osteopathic physicians in 17 specialties including disaster medicine.

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