The Emergency Management Summit: Overview
Over the past ten years an extraordinary confluence of events, both environmental and geopolitical, has created a heightened risk and a heightened awareness of natural disasters, epidemics, and terrorism in the United States. The National Emergency Management Summit seeks to assess these risks and articulate practical approaches to strategies for planning, response and recovery.
For the 2012 Summit, we will be on the Baltimore waterfront, an area which has had plenty of practice managing potential and actual flood conditions from heavy storms and hurricanes.
GENERAL PURPOSE STATEMENT
LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR 2012
- To increase knowledge on how we can best prepare for disasters (pandemics, terrorism, and catastrophic natural events), use scarce resources wisely, respond more effectively, enhance resiliency, and create new partnerships.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Assess our readiness for natural disasters, pandemics, and terrorism.
- Explore resiliency issues and how one community "built Green" after a devastating tornado
- Draw appropriate lessons from the response to recent events in the U.S., as well as lessons from Chile, Haiti, Israel, and Japan.
- Explore innovative uses of social media in crisis situations.
- Examine issues and lessons learned from hospital shooter incidents and active shooter exercise.
- Wrestle with the difficult legal and ethical issues that arise in emergency situations and trigger "crisis standards of care".
- See two new state of the art simulators being used in California and Oregon.
- Employer and Health Plan Emergency Management Coordinators
- Hospital and Physician Emergency Management Coordinators
- Health Plan, Hospital and Physician Organization Executives and Senior Managers
- Clinicians, including Physicians, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
- Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotechnology Company Emergency Managers
- First Responder Management, including EMT, Paramedics and HAZMAT Crews
- Disaster Relief Organizations
- Federal, State and Local Emergency Management Officials
- Federal Agencies, including AHRQ, DHS, FEMA, DoD, DHHS, VA, USDA, DOT, etc.
- Military, Police and Fire Department Emergency Management Leaders
- Corporate Business Continuity Managers
- Vendors and Consulting Firms with Products, Services and Solutions to Assist in Disaster, Epidemic and Terrorism Planning, Response and Recovery