Global Disaster Response


April 24-25, 2019: 125 Nashua St, Boston, MA
April 26-27, 2019: Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Boston, Massachusetts, USA


MISSIONCRAFT 2019 is designed to equip clinical practitioners with advanced practical skills and knowledge to provide quality effective leadership and acute care in resource constrained environments. This four-day intensive course combines principles of the Missioncraft in Disaster Relief® course with in-depth clinical and leadership training. The workshop is offered to medical professionals who plan to deploy and provide hands-on, acute care to many patients with limited resources. The course is designed for experienced clinicians to gain knowledge and competencies that enable them to lead teams of medical professionals into low-resource emergency contexts. Classroom-based training will be enhanced by field-based training; MGH-Global Disaster Response, in conjunction with The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), will host a two-day outdoor training where participants will set up and operate a field hospital station, as part of an overall disaster simulation.


  • Gain a comprehensive set of skills for use in clinical disaster management.
  • Develop the public health competencies required for developing a health response for disaster response in resource poor settings.
  • Identify effective leadership and management skills for working in the humanitarian space.
  • Assess the complexities involved in the current changing humanitarian response sector.
  • Develop team leadership skills in austere environments.
  • Develop project management skills for operating medical missions after a sudden onset disaster.

Target Audience:

  • This workshop is intended for experienced healthcare personnel anticipating future deployments to disaster situations, as medical team leaders or medical coordinators.
  • Those who have deployed in humanitarian emergencies or functioned in support positions for deployment are also welcome to register.


MGH Global Health

Hilarie Cranmer, MD, MPH - Course Director
Director, Global Disaster Response

Lynn Black, MD, MPH                     
Medical Director, Global Disaster Response

Kristen Giambusso, MPH
Deputy Director, Baseline Operations, Global Disaster Response

AK Goodman, MD, MPH
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School; Surgeon-Gynecologic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital

Lindsey Martin, NP, MSN
Deputy Director, Field Operations, Global Disaster Response

Ryan Wildes, Manager                    
International Risk Management – Partners Risk & Insurance Services, Partners HealthCare

University of Colorado, Denver

Emilie Calvello Hynes, MD, MPH
University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine


To increase the breadth of educational materials available to workshop participants, Massachusetts General Hospital - Global Health, Global Disaster Response will provide registrants with access to an online educational module in disaster disciplines developed through a collaboration with Humanitarian U.  Please be aware that the Humanitarian U course offering is not an accredited offering with Massachusetts General Hospital - Global Health.


Click here to download a pdf of the course agenda.


Physician                                           USD $600.00
NP, RN, PA, Other                             USD $500.00
Low-income country registrants*       USD $250.00

*Low-income country registrants are available to take advantage of reduced registration cost and must provide a letter from an employer as proof of such. Click here for low-income economies as defined by the World Bank.
Tuition includes: course materials; free access to HumanitarianU online course; daily catering (breakfast, lunch, snacks and a conference dinner).


Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 39.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANA Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation and has awarded this live activity 39.0 education contact hours.

Space is limited! Register here