Humans Cause Harm: Terror, Combat and Poisons Workshop

A one-day intensive workshop to assist clinicians, first responders, health service managers, relevant agency staff and policy makers respond to terror events, toxicological emergencies and other disasters.


Topics covered will include counter terrorism medicine, journalism in terror events, disasters and war zones, battlefield management, nerve agents, vesicants, cyanides and pulmonary irritants.


A/Prof Derrick Tin - Senior Fellow Disaster Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School
The emergence of counter terrorism Medicine and Terrorist attack methodologies

Prof Erin Smith - CEO of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific
Journalism in terror events, disasters and war zones

Mr David Read - Director of Trauma and a Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
Principles of battlefield management

A/Prof Shaun Greene - Medical Director of the Victorian Poisons Information Centre and Director of the Austin Hospital Clinical Toxicology Service
Nerve agents – history and pathophysiology – Tabun to Novichok

Prof George Braitberg AM - Director of Emergency Medicine Research Austin Health, Department of Critical Care University of Melbourne


Sunday 19th June 2022


University of Melbourne, Parkville


The cost of this workshop is included in the fee for the 'Mass casualty, Active Shooter Workshop' on Saturday 18th June.

This workshop is accredited for 8 ACEM or CICM CME hours (16 hours for two days) and is suitable for ANZCA CPD. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

NB: This workshop is offered on its own or as a component of the subject 'Terror Medicine Principles and Responses' in the Specialist and Graduate Certificates in Disaster and Terror Medicine and Health Management. If you would like to enrol in an entire course, commencing in 2022, you can find out more here...