Lessons Learned from the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011

5:30 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2012
8:00 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2012
Contact Name:
Emily Winter
In this special event, Dr. Morino will speak about Japan’s disaster management system and the purpose and activities of the national Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) in the context of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the Pacific coast of Tohoku. Dr. Morino is a disaster medicine specialist and one of the leading physicians of Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs) in Japan. He has participated in patient care in multiple disasters in Asia, including the Chuetsu Earthquake in Japan (2004), Great Sichuan Earthquake in China (2008), and, most recently, Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan (2011). In the 2011 crises in Japan, Dr. Morino worked in the affected prefectural office and hospitals, managed hospital evacuations in Fukushima, maintained domestic medical teams and supported public health at Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital in Miyagi.