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Podcasts

In addition to its webinar series, WADEM launched a podcast series in 2018. 🎙️

A recent national survey of nearly 600 Australian doctors, nurses, and paramedics explored concerns about working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted by WADEM’S Associate Professor Erin Smith and colleague Dr. Brennen Mills from Edith Cowan University, results indicate that half of the frontline workers had difficulty accessing PPE and only 13% felt as safe working now as they did pre-pandemic. This podcast was recorded on 18 May 2020.


As the work on a COVID-19 vaccine continues, Prof. Jerome Hauer discusses vaccine development, Oxford Vaccine Group and Operation Warp Speed, and lessons for future infectious disease management.

Prof. Hauer is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Special Operations Medicine and a Visiting Professor at the Defence Academy of The United Kingdom/Cranfield University. The podcast was recorded on 8 May 2020.


In this podcast, WADEM President, Dr. Greg Ciottone talks with Dr. Richard Bakalar about the utilization and evolution of telehealth in the face of a global pandemic. Discussion topics include the history of telehealth, its role in providing a continuum of care, and use in the current COVID-19 pandemic and future crises. The podcast was recorded on 30 April 2020.


In the second podcast focused on the Italian experience with the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Michelangelo Bortolin discusses how SARS-CoV-2 spread throughout Italy, what the situation is now, and what the data can tell us. The podcast was recorded on 17 April 2020.


In this podcast, Dr. Luca Ragazzoni shares his perspectives on Italy’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics discussed include primary care, PPE, triage, training, and education. The discussion was moderated by Oceania Chapter Chair, Joe Cuthbertson and recorded on 10 April 2020.


This podcast features a discussion on crisis leadership led by Greg Ciottone with Leonard Marcus, Richard Serino, and Eric McNulty from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – npli.sph.harvard.edu/. The conversation was recorded on 31 March 2020.

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Dr. Greg Ciottone has a conversation with Dr. Todd Benham, a clinical psychologist with extensive worldwide experience teaching and training personnel on the impacts of PTSD. Both the mental health of health care workers and the general public are discussed. This podcast was recorded on 24 March 2020.


Dr. Gregory Ciottone gives some perspective on the COV-19 pandemic impacting the world. The interview was conducted on 16 March 2020.


In this podcast, Oceania Chapter Chair Joe Cuthbertson chats with Professor Alison Hutton on mass gathering medicine and harm prevention and the role of the health care worker.


Oceania Chapter Chair, Joe Cuthbertson, interviews Dr. Penny Burns on the role of general practitioners in disasters; how general practice has been engaged in disaster management in Australia, Oceania, and internationally; and her journey researching primary health care in disasters.


Oceania Chapter Chair, Joe Cuthbertson, interviews Dr. Erin Smith from Edith Cowan University about her journey researching the psychosocial impacts of disaster.



Listen to Dr. Erin Smith’s interview with Prof. Frederick “Skip” Burkle and his reflections on the development of emergency public health and his thoughts on the future.


In this podcast, Dr. Jamie Ranse discusses the experiences of nurses who assist in an out-of-hospital environment following a disaster. In particular, he discusses this experience from a relationship perspective, focusing on relationships between colleagues, patients, and the nurses themselves.


Professor Tony Redmond talks about his experiences responding to the earthquake in Armenia 30 years ago in 1988. It is recognized that the scale of the earthquake and the following international response led to a wider recognition of the need for much better coordination of international assistance and a more focused targeting of aid based on identified needs.

In particular, three key UN initiatives were established as a direct result of Armenia: the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team (UNDAC), the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), and the On-site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC). These initiatives have led to the progressive development of international coordination that laid the grounds for the current WHO Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) initiative.


Knox Andress from the Louisiana Poison Center describes how Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport physicians responded to medical needs of over 550 Hurricane “Harvey” evacuees, including children and the elderly, at the Jewella Critical Transportation Needs Shelter (CTNS) in Shreveport, Louisiana between 31 August and 6 September 2017.

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