Topic: Mass gathering events: A health perspective

Presenter: Dr Jamie Ranse 

Date: Wednesday 8 July 2020
Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Cost: AQNML Members – Free | Non-Members $10.00
Webinar: Zoom (a link will be sent to all who register to attend 48 hours prior to the webinar)

Session Information: Mass gathering events: A health perspective


Presentation abstract:
Have you ever been to a mass gathering or major event and wondered what happens if someone becomes unwell or is injured? Do you know what level of health service is available in the event? Does this service draw on the existing community health services? This presentation highlights that no one mass gathering or major event is similar. This is primarily because each event has its own characteristics. These characteristics influence the health and well-being of attendees at mass gatherings and major events. In this presentation, these characteristics will be examined in relation to in-event health services, and other health services external to events, such as ambulance and emergency department services. Case studies from Australian outdoor music festivals and the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be examined. Further, the intersection between disasters and mass gatherings will be summarised.


Presenter: Dr Jamie Ranse RN PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Emergency Care  |  Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Visiting Research Fellow  |  Department of Emergency Medicine, Gold Coast Health 
Consultant for Mass Gatherings  |  World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office







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