Improving global prehospital and emergency medicine, public health, and disaster health care and preparedness

Laurie Mazurik

Dr. Mazurik has over 25 years of experience in Critical Care Transport Medicine (ORNGE), Emergency Medicine (Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto), and is a member of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. She works with others to create critical event models and conducts disaster exercises to inspire inter-professional teams to find solutions to health care shortages. She has worked with Global Affairs Canada to lead a team in the Middle East to develop Medical Guidelines to combat the threats of CBRN terrorism, and with the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons to build Chemical Protection Training for Civilians in high-risk settings.

Dr. Mazurik has served as a consultant for the Ontario Ministry of Health during SARS (2004), Greater Toronto Area Health Care System to develop a Mass Trauma Plan (2010 G20), Public Health Agency of Canada (Disaster Preparedness for Aging; CBRNE Collaborative; Ebola Readiness), Defence Research Canada (Personal Protection Standards for CBRN Events), and World Health Organization (EOC-Net). She is currently the Chair of the Working Group for Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for the Health Standards Organization (HSO), which is developing international standards that will be used to accredit health providers, including hospitals. She was the WADEM Congress 2017 (Toronto) Co-Chair which hosted over 900 people from 40 countries.