October 16, 2020

Future Care, Inc.’s Global Medical Director to Address Mariner Wellbeing and Maritime Mental Health at Upcoming CMA Shipping Virtual Event

JERSEY CITY, NJ – October 13, 2020 Future Care Inc.’s Global Medical Director, Arthur Diskin, MD, FACEP, will join the Mariner Wellbeing Panel Discussion as a global COVID 19 expert and present his views on the importance of mental health wellness in the maritime industry during this global pandemic at 4pm EDT, on Thursday, October 15th at CMA Shipping 2020. The virtual conference is being hosted by the Connecticut Maritime Association.

Ms. Christina DeSimone, President and CEO of Future Care has long been concerned with this issue and observed, “With an estimated 400,000 crew members world-wide working beyond their initial contract periods, the isolation from family support systems has increased the risk of mental health struggles, including suicide contemplation. These issues not only put the individual staff at risk but impact the safety of the entire vessel.”


Join us at link: https://informaconnect.com/cma-shipping/speakers/arthur-diskin/

“The industry likely is going to be faced with the long-term effects of COVID-19 on returning crew to the ship and the indirect effects of the pandemic on healthy crew returning to forever changed home situations,” said Dr. Diskin, Global Medical Director, Future Care.

The Mariner Wellbeing Panel will be moderated by Mr. Jason Zuidema, Executive Director of NAMMA. Joining the panel to present their own perspectives on the topic will be Mrs. Leanne O’Loughlin, Regional Director at Thomas Miller (Americans); Mr. Mark Nestlehutt, President & Executive Director at The Seamen’s Church Institute; Mr. Ben Bailey, Director of Advocacy and Regional Engagement at Mission to Seafarers; and Ms. Linda Kreter, CEO at WiseHealth.


About Future Care, Inc.

Future Care is an international medical management and cost containment service provider exclusively to the maritime industry, serving shipowners and P&I Clubs in fulfilling the medical needs of seafarers, aboard ship and on land. Through its partnership with International SOS, Future Care leads with an in-house capacity of 5,200 medical professionals 65 clinics. For more information please contact FC Info info@futurecareinc.com


About Dr. Arthur Diskin

Dr. Arthur Diskin is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). He has over 25 years of experience in the maritime medical community. Prior to joining Future Care Inc, he was VP and Global Chief Medical Officer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. In addition to his work with the maritime medical providers, he’s on staff at Jackson Memorial Hospital and participates as faculty in teaching emergency medicine residents. He is also clinically active with Integrated Emergency Medicine Specialists