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Linking Competency with Training Needs: Session Summary on Disaster Studies and Evaluation, Session BO-17

  • Kelvin W.K. Ling and Elaine K. Daily


Editor’s Introductory Note

This section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine (PDM) presents reports and summaries of the 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WCDEM) held in Cape Town, South Africa in April of 2015. Abstracts of Congress oral and poster presentations were published in April 2015 as a supplement to PDM (Volume 30, Supplement 1).

Linking Competency with Training Needs: Session Summary on Disaster Studies and Evaluation, Session BO-17. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2016;31(1):117118.



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