Breakfast with Michael VanRooyen, MD

Topic: "Humanitarian Futures: Trends, Technologies
and Turmoil"
$21 per person
The Club Pelican Bay
707 Gulf Park Drive
Naples, Florida 34108

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This special program is scheduled for 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.   Breakfast will be available at 8:00 AM.


 "Humanitarian Futures: Trends, Technolgies, and Turmoil"

Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH is the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) at Harvard University. He is also the Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  

Dr. VanRooyen has worked as an emergency physician with numerous relief organizations in over thirty countries affected by war and disaster, including Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Iraq, North Korea, Darfur-Sudan, Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  He has worked in the field as a relief expert with several non-governmental organizations, including CARE, Save the Children, Oxfam, Physicians for Human Rights and Samaritans Purse International Relief.  He has been a policy advisor to several organizations, including the World Health Organization and UN OCHA.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the International Rescue Committee.  Domestically, Dr. VanRooyen worked with the American Red Cross at the site of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. He also helped to coordinate the American Red Cross public health response to Hurricane Katrina, and oversaw the development of a 400 bed surgical field hospital in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.  He worked as a physician with the US Secret Service, NASA and with the Indian Health Service,

Dr. VanRooyen is a Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, where he teaches courses on humanitarian operations in war and disaster. 

The cost is $21 per person.  Reservations must be received no later than Friday, February 28, 2014.