The Emergency Management Summit: Overview
Over the past ten years 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.
For the 2011 Summit, we have elected to locate the event in New York City in mid-September in order to have an opportunity to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Special tours of Ground Zero will supplement the Summit program, and the conference itself will be housed in a hotel that was a triage center on September 11, 2001.
GENERAL PURPOSE STATEMENT
LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR 2011
- To increase knowledge on how we can best prepare for disasters (pandemics, terrorism, and catastrophic natural events), use scarce resources wisely, respond more effectively, and create new partnerships.
ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED
- Assess our readiness for natural disasters, pandemics, and terrorism.
- Draw appropriate lessons from our response to such events as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, H1N1, Haiti, Chile, and Japan.
- Describe the key ingredients to successful management of surge and evacuation scenarios.
- Explore how best to help vulnerable populations in a disaster.
- Examine issues of facility security in times of both natural and man-made dangers.
- Foster best practices through the 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 training programs and tools, new technologies, competencies, and modeling and evaluation skills.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Lessons learned from major disasters
- The state of US readiness
- Hospital violence and security
- Resiliency and recovery
- Meeting needs of vulnerable populations
- Innovative simulation and education models
- Helping the helpers: disaster after-effects
- International perspectives
- Role of the media
- 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