Interactive Listening Session – Better Results: Data and Partnership Needs to Improve Disaster Response

Sun. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Interlocken A

After the poster session, please join this special event focused on the data needed to improve emergency response and to lay the groundwork for longer-term studies. The conversation will also focus on researcher-practitioner partnerships in data collection efforts.

To open the session, CrowdSource Rescue founder, Matthew Marchetti, will talk about how his team used social media and other innovative methods to coordinate thousands of spontaneous volunteers who helped rescue tens of thousands of disaster survivors during the 2017 hurricane season.

After Marchetti shares his story, Leremy Colf, the director of Disaster Science for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at U.S. Health and Human Services, will discuss the health and medical response to the 2017 hurricane season. He will raise a series of questions about using data and original research to save lives and reduce harm and suffering.

Dana Coffield, journalist and founding editor at The Colorado Sun, will moderate and facilitate this interactive listening session. Audience feedback will ultimately improve investments in data collection, sharing, and archiving after disaster. We hope you will attend and ensure voice and ideas make a difference in future disasters.

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