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David Wallace, DVM
Director Preparedness Training, University of South Alabama


David Wallace, DVM, has 25 years of experience in Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, and Disaster Response. Trained as a Veterinarian, Dr. Wallace joined the United States Air Force in 1987 as a Public Health, Readiness, and Mobility Officer. After five years of active duty, he moved to the Mobile County Health Department in 1992 and served as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.


In 2003 Dr. Wallace became the Director of Preparedness Training, Center for Strategic Health Innovation at the University of South Alabama which houses the Advanced Regional Response Training Center (ARRTC). The ARRTC has been extremely successful, training over 7,000 healthcare professionals in the state of Alabama. The department’s programs have received state, regional, national and international recognition, and have recently been awarded/renamed the National Center for Disaster Medical Response (NCDMR).


Emergency Preparedness 101 for Healthcare Facilities

November 5, 2018 (Pre-Conference Session)

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learning Objectives

  • Plan, develop, and implement a healthcare emergency preparedness program

  • Comply with the standards and regulations that a healthcare emergency preparedness program must meet

  • Identify the activities necessary to enhance collaboration, coordination, and relationships with response partners

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