The Norwegian Sea Health Conference 2018. Canceled due to few participants

Konferanse, 11.04.2018-12.04.2018, Norsk senter for maritim medisin og dykkemedisin

Beyond the Incident
The conference will focus on the many aspects of managing both small and major maritime health emergencies and incidents, way beyond the initial medical care and evacuation.

Day 1 – Wednesday 11th April  2018

0900-1000: Registration

Session 1 The challenge of responding to the multiple events occurring in  maritime emergencies

1000 - 1010: Introduction and safety briefing

1010 - 1030: Keynote lecture: The overwhelming challenge of an incident at sea.
Stein Are Hansen, S. intel & exer adv., Norwegian Shipowners’ Mutual War Risks Insurance Association

1030 - 1045: Scenario 1: Challenging Individual sickness or injury.
Ship owner rep.

1045 - 1100: Scenario 2: Major incident and risk of organizational crisis. Norovirus Planning and response
Mel Skipp, Manager, Health Policy I Maritime Policy & Analysis I Carnival Corporation & plc

1100 - 1130: Break

Session 2 Difficult evacuations
1130 - 1150: What makes an evacuation difficult?
Jarle Øversveen, Director, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre South

1150 - 1210
: Medical conditions – what can you move and to where?
Hege Sofie Imsen, Medical Director, Radio Medico Norway

1210 - 1230:
 Polar Code: Operational planning – what are the demands in the Polar Code?
Turid B. Stemre , Senior Adviser, Norwegian Maritime Authority

1230 - 1330 Lunch

Session 3  Health Care Overseas – access, quality and information
1330 - 1345: MLC – a guarantee for delivery of health care to sailors around the world?
Unn C. Lem, Senior Adviser, Norwegian Maritime Authority

1345 - 1400:
 International variability, the challenge of global healthcare. Who, what, where, how?
Alf Magne Horneland, Director, Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine

1400 - 1415:
 Who has responsibility for following up landed seafarers?
Britt Ystebø, Adviser Contingency, Norwegian Seaman’s Church

1415 - 1430
: How is confidentiality and privacy safeguarded?
Lena Dyring, Assistant Director Cruise Operations, Norwegian Seafarers' Union

1430 - 1500:

Session 4 Repatriation and rehabilitation
1500 - 1520: When and how to repatriate
Suzanne Stannard, Medical adviser, Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine

1520 - 1540:
 The seafarer’s perspective: Issues, challenges, personal stories
Bjørg Borger, Adviser,  Norwegian Seafarers' Union

1540 - 1600:
 The ship owner’s and manning agent’s perspectives and responsibilities

1600 - 1620:

Session 5 Conclusions and the way forward
1620 - 1645: Key note lecture: Risk analysis, risk handling, compensatory measures

1645 - 1700:
 Panel discussion and questions

1700 - 1715:
 Closing remarks

Day 2 – Thursday 12th April 2018

Session 6 Major Incidents – Planning and preparedness
Different approaches and examples - Prepared for the challenges?

0900 - 0910:
 Introduction – setting the scene

0910 - 0930: How do the shipping industry plan for and respond to a major incident?

0930 - 0950: How do the offshore industry plan for and respond to a major incident?
Statoil preparedness organization

0950 - 1010: How do the RNoN plan for and respond to a major incident?
Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN)

1010 - 1030: Break

Session 7 a Major Incidents – the initial phase - the roles, limitations and expectations of different stakeholders 

1030 - 1050: Joint Rescue Coordination Centres (JRCC) - Coordinating the scene and resources
Jarle Øversveen, Director, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre South

1050 - 1100: Norwegian Society for Sea Recue - Coastal Search and Rescue (SAR)
Matt Skuse, Director Operational Rescue, Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue

1100 - 1110: Coast guard - Oceangoing Search and Rescue (SAR)
Royal Norwegian Coastguard

1110 - 1120: Rescue helicopters - Airborne evacuation and SAR
330 Squadron

1120 - 1130: Coastal earth stations - Maritime emergency communication
Tore M Nygaard, Director, Telenor Coastal Radio

1130 - 1150: Role and influence of the media - Impact of internet news and social media
Journalist Norwegian Broadcasting

1150 - 1200: Questions

1200 - 1300 Lunch

Session 7 b Major Incidents – long term impact and responsibilities
1300 - 1330: Keynote lecture:
Damage to the name, reputation, economy, risk of bankruptcy, future business success after a major incident?

1330 - 1400: Impact on regulations, impact on recruitment

1400 - 1415: Supporting the families and communities

1415 - 1430: Role clarification in advance, during and after a crisis
Britt Ystebø, Adviser Contingency, Norwegian church abroad

Session 8 Conclusions and the way forward
1430 - 1500: Conclusions and the way forward 

Closing Ceremony

Når og kor

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Bryggen i Bergen
Norsk senter for maritim medisin og dykkemedisin
Questions, please contact Anne Gurd Lindrup:
bryggen i bergen. foto

In the historical Hanseatic surroundings at Bryggen we will prepare ourselves to handle the  medical challenges which these surroundings will remind us all too well was a risky business and which still is to mariners today. As an official part of the program the James Lind’s dinner is arranged on the evening of the 11th April 2018.

The conference is organised by Norwegian Centre for Maritime and diving Medicine (NCMDM), together with the Norwegian Maritime Medical association, the seafarers’ and shipowners’ associations, Norwegian maritime authorities and the Maritime Bergen among others. In conjunction and prior to the conference NCMDM and NMA arranges approved doctors meeting at the 10th for seafarers’ doctors approved by the NMA.

The conference language is English. 

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