Working the Crowd: Mass Gathering Medicine

Azeemuddin Ahmed, MD, MBA is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa. He practices and teaches Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Ahmed is board certified in Emergency Medicine and sub-specialty board certified in Emergency Medical Services by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is out of hospital care, and Dr. Ahmed serves as the Division and Fellowship Program Director for Emergency Medical Services in the Department of Emergency Medicine. In the realm of medical direction, he is Medical Director of Kinnick Stadium and Carver Hawkeye Arena as well as the Medical Director for the Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services, Iowa Department of Public Health.

Dr. Ahmed is an active researcher with projects involving health services, pre-hospital care, and continues to publish case reports, book chapters, research abstracts and manuscripts in a variety of academic media. He presents didactic lectures both locally and nationally and is a member of several professional organizations devoted to the advancement of Emergency Medicine care, education and research. He has received numerous teaching awards from his trainees in recognition of his education efforts.

The presentation will provide a comprehensive overview to the many aspects of mass gathering medicine to empower the learner to plan their next event with skill and confidence.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the overall steps in planning medical coverage for a mass gathering event.
  2. Understand the importance of pre-planning and working with the event sponsor as well as multiple agencies to coordinate medical coverage.
  3. Understand the importance of the incident command system as well leveraging the correct EMS provider for the correct EMS situation.