Toulouse international meeting on disaster response - April 24 to 26, 2024

Publié le 01/02/2024 à 17h44 (mis à jour le 18/03/2024 à 16h36)

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Disaster response center of Toulouse is organizing its 2nd congress which will bring together participants from 30 different nationalities, including the most eminent experts in the world in disaster and emergency medicine. This event is an essential meeting to improve preparation and response to crisis situations and is very horored to welcome :

  • Pr Kobi Peleg (Tel Aviv University),
  • Pr Greg Ciottone (BIDMC Boston),
  • Pr Shinichi Egawa (Tokohu University),
  • Pr Don Donahue, president of world association for disaster and emergency medicine.

This year, the participants will be able to discover SENS, an environmental and neurosensory simulation solution unique in the world which aims to expose and train emergency professionals to the environmental, sensory and emotional conditions experienced in crisis situations.

The actions carried out within the framework of the cross-border SA-URG project - EFA083/01, making it possible to organize the response to the disaster on the trans-Pyrenean perimeter, will also be presented.

To find out more about the 2nd international congress, discover the program [PDF - 474.3 ko] .

Would you like to participate in this congress?

Register online.

For more informations :

Toulouse, an essential link in an international disaster medicine network

The Disaster response center was created in September 2019.

To learn more about Disaster response center, visit our Disaster response center page.

SENS: a high-tech building unique in the world dedicated to crisis management

The SAMU 31 uses new technologies based for many years on a low-fidelity immersive universe supported by the « Second Life » system. This 3D device reproduces situations based on scenarios consistent with current events and offers the possibility of networking and remote work. However, it is not very realistic and does not allow for extensive sensory immersion.

Toulouse university Hospital wanted to go further with SENS, which will be operational from April 2024. Attacks, chemical attacks, natural disasters: this high-tech building, unique in the world, will be located on the site of Purpan (Toulouse university Hospital) and will prepare the teams involved in the management of exceptional situations for an appropriate response.

For a total amount of €3.5 million, SENS is financed by the Toulouse University Hospital and the Occitanie Region. This project obtained European co-financing (FEDER-FSE Midi-Pyrénées et Garonne Operational Program 2014-2020) as part of the REACT-EU system of the Occitanie region in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The estimated FEDER aid for carrying out the operation is €3,049,242.88.

SENS will be revealed for the first time during the 2nd Toulouse international meeting on disaster response.

To learn more about SENS, consult our press release of May 23, 2023.

The operational health support for trans-Pyrenean emergency response project (SA-URG)

The actions carried out as part of the SA-URG - EFA083/01 cross-border project will make it possible to create a cross-border mobile health team that will be deployed to crowd gatherings and disaster events in the Pyrenees. The main objectives are to develop an accredited training programme for the deployment of the cross-border team, to develop digital and technological tools and to draw up recommendations on safety measures for large gatherings.

The SA-URG project was 65% co-financed by the European Union through the Interreg VI-A Spain-France-Andorra Program (POCTEFA 2021-2027). The objective of POCTEFA is to strengthen the economic and social integration of the Spain-France-Andorra border area. Interreg POCTEFA - cofinancé par l'Union européenne

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