William Brady, MD, Publishes Book on Mass Gathering Medicine

April 24, 2024 by

Mass Gathering Medicine book William Brady, MD, a professor and vice chair in the UVA Department of Emergency Medicine, published a book titled Mass Gathering Medicine. The textbook, released on April 18, focuses on the management of participants and spectators at large events, ranging from athletic activities and musical events to celebrations and VIP presentations. It is the first book addressing mass gathering medicine — a fusion of emergency medicine, EMS, and various other disciplines — published by Cambridge University Press. The cover art for the book is an image of Scott Stadium following a UVA football victory.

In the new book, Dr. Brady covers the basics of mass gathering medicine like patient types, personnel, equipment, strategic planning, and interface with other public safety entities. He also addresses more advanced issues, such as the specific venue types, predictive instruments, at-risk populations, adverse weather conditions, civil unrest and terrorist activity, business and legal considerations.

Dr. Brady and Mark Sochor, MD, an associate professor in the UVA Department of Emergency Medicine, are editors of the book. Among many authors from around the world, UVA authors include William Brady, MD, Steven Garbin, MD, Daniel Griffith, DHA, Thomas Hartka, MD, Matthew Hewit, MD, Lucian Mirra, NRETM-P, Robert Alexander, MD, Tatum Lemly, MD, Melanie Welcher, EMT-I, Kostas Alibertis, NREMT-P, Ana Romero-Vasquez, MD, Abigail Kerns, MD and Bruce Gehle, JD.

Mass Gathering Medicine may be purchased from Cambridge University Press or Amazon.



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