Presenters Mike Landry, BScPT, MBA, PhD, Phil Sheppard, PT, DrPH, Rachel Moses, PT, APTA Staff Heidi Kosakowski, PT, DPT, provide an overview of disaster phases and epidemiological information on COVID-19 (a situational report); experiences from the speakers in past disasters, an overview of the response to COVID-19 in Canada and the UK; how telehealth has changed or impacted the provision of PT in the countries; global initiatives in the response and recovery phases COVID-19.
About the presenters
Mike Landry is a physical therapist, and a professor in the School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University. He has spent over 20-years working in complex emergencies including post conflict zones and sudden-onset disasters, and has consulted for many agencies including the World Health Organization, and the International Organization for Migration. He well published in the areas of global health and rehabilitation, including 2 very recent editorials on COVID19 and physical therapy.
Phil Sheppard is a Canadian physical therapist and doctor of public health candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK. He has worked in humanitarian crises around the globe from the immediate response to long-term recovery following disasters. He has experience in a variety of settings, including sudden-onset disasters, conflicts, displacement, and refugee camps. His current focus is on increasing access to healthcare and humanitarian services for people affected by crises.
Rachael Moses is a Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist from the UK specializing in complex ventilation and airway clearance. Over the last 20 years Rachael has completed military operational tours, emergency deployments and humanitarian aid work. She is very passionate about clinical networks across organizational boundaries and international collaboration.
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