The Emergency Management Summit: Overview
An extraordinary confluence of events, both environmental and geopolitical, has created both 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.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR 2010
- To increase knowledge on how we can best prepare for disasters (pandemic, terrorism, and infectious diseases), use scarce resources wisely, implement responses more effectively, and
create new partnerships.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Assess our readiness for natural disasters,pandemics, and detonation of an improvised nuclear device (IND).
- Draw appropriate lessons from our response to the H1N1 pandemic.
- Describe the key ingredients to successful management of both surge and evacuation scenarios.
- Foster best practices through presentation of a variety of successful case studies from the field.
- Wrestle with the difficult legal and ethical issues that arise in emergency situations.
- Explore new tool, technologies, competencies, and modeling and evaluation skills.
- 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