Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 06, 2013
The American Academy of Disaster Medicine© (AADM©) is issuing a final call for nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Service Award, which honors deserving individuals, organizations and communities positively affecting public health care in the disaster life cycle -- preparation, planning, response and recovery.
Individuals, organizations or communities making a positive difference in emergency preparedness and disaster health care response are eligible.
The deadline for submissions of April 30 is rapidly approaching. Nomination submission details are available at http://www.aapsus.org/american-academy-disaster-medicine/aadm-award-nomination. Recipient(s) will be announced June 25, 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the American Association of Physician Specialists House of Delegates and Annual Scientific Meeting.
According to Geoffrey Simmons, MD, an internist from Eugene, OR, “The American Academy of Disaster Medicine promotes the importance and practice of disaster health care, ensuring that all physicians are aware and prepared to effectively respond to disasters either natural or man-made.” Dr. Simmons is the current president of AADM.
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 both allopathic and osteopathic physicians and offers certification in 17 specialties including disaster medicine. Learn more at http://www.aapsus.org/american-academy-disaster-medicine.