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Disaster & Refugee Response: Global Principles & Practice

Disaster & Refugee Response:

Global Principles & Practice

Pre-Conference Continuing Education Program

November 9-12, 2020

Prior to Global Missions Health Conference
Southeast Christian Church Louisville Kentucky


Deborah Lammert


John Pyron

John Pyron BA

Greg Seager

Greg Seager RN, MSN

Laura Smelter

Laura Smelter MD

Robert Thorp

Robert Thorp MS

Joel White

Joel White MHA

Lisa Yoder

Lisa Yoder LBSW, MSOL

Christian Health Service Corps is excited to offer this continuing education course as a Pre-Conference before the 25th Global Missions Health Conference in Louisville, KY.

Course Description

Learn how to respond to humanitarian crises! Daily headlines of disasters and crises can overwhelm or prompt us to action. In this program you will gain resources to put principles into practice, engage with coordinated relief efforts, minister to affected populations, and maintain resilience.

This program empowers participants to effectively contribute to global response efforts through knowledge and application of life-saving and dignity-upholding measures as outlined in the Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. Developed by the international response community, the Sphere Handbook puts affected populations and the right to life with dignity at the center of humanitarian response.

Interactive sessions contextualize the Sphere universal minimum standards, key actions, and key indicators and cover four core life-saving areas:

  • water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH)
  • food security and nutrition
  • shelter and settlement
  • health

Open to all who are interested, this program will greatly benefit humanitarian relief workers, medical professionals, and social workers.

For more on Sphere see – What is Sphere?

Continuing Education

CEU – CEU provided by Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing – T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16383 for up to 26.25 CEU. Contact hours awarded based on session attendance.

CME – This Live activity, Disaster and Refugee Response: Global Principles and Practice, with a beginning date of 11/09/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 26.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Healthcare providers should check with their licensing and credentialing boards to confirm acceptance of credit.


This course is held at Southeast Christian Church, 920 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40243. This course precedes the Global Missions Health Conference. For information on Southeast Christian Church, nearby accomodations, and the Global Missions Health Conference click here.

Course activities are scheduled:
Monday, November 9, 8 am-6 pm (lunch provided)
Tuesday, November 10, 8 am-6 pm (lunch provided)
Wednesday, November 11, 8 am-6 pm (lunch provided)
Thursday, November 12, 8 am-noon


Course tuition: $300
Students – save $50! Use Promo Code PROMO50.

You may pay in full today or reserve your spot in this program with a $65 deposit.

Registration Confirmation

You should receive both an email receipt and a registration confirmation letter by email within 5 business days after registering.

Participants are solely responsible for travel expenses.

Cancellation policy

If you must cancel your registration, CHSC will refund the full amount paid minus an amount equal to the course deposit ($65). *Note – in 2020, if the cancellation is due to the COVID-19 global pandemic we will apply any fees paid to an alternative CHSC training or refund the full amount paid.

If CHSC cancels a course (for example, due to low enrollment), we will inform all registered participants and will refund the full amount paid.

For more information

Contact Laura Smelter, [email protected], 903-962-4000 ext 3.

Space limited – Register today!

Registration closes October 23, 2020, or when space is filled.


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