Join in a call with a member of U.S. Senator Al Franken's staff to learn about the details of his "One Health Act 2016". The call is sponsored by the International Society for Disease Surveillance and is open to all interested persons. To join the call, please register:
Time is 11:00AM to 12:00PM EDT
- Opening Remarks: Overview of Disaster Risk Reduction and Application to Health
Mollie Mahany, Senior Public Health Advisor, Office of the Director, National Centers for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- DRR Lessons from International Communities
Mark Keim, Principal, DisasterDoc, LLC
Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals’ 1st Annual Conference
This National conference will help guide participants through the most important disaster preparedness concerns in various types of Healthcare facilities today. The conference will include speakers with disaster stories from the field and experts that will help guide and refine your planning efforts. This event will allow for intensive and collaborative learning opportunities and networking for all participants.
Every day, thousands of shipments of toxic and radiological chemicals, traverse our highways and railways, as potential “agents of opportunity” for terrorists' use. This informational session will describe:
This guest commentary examines a series of well-documented nosocomial viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks, including the October 2014 Dallas Ebola index case, to provide guidance for future preparedness and response in the health care setting. Hazard vulnerability assessments, occupational safety, relevant and appropriate personal protective equipment, and biosurveillance topics are discussed through the all-hazards preparedness lens.
Fumigation techniques such as chlorine dioxide, vaporous hydrogen peroxide, and paraformaldehyde previously used to decontaminate items, rooms, and buildings following contamination with Bacillus anthracis spores are often incompatible with materials (e.g., porous surfaces, organics, and metals), causing damage or residue. Alternative fumigation with methyl bromide is subject to U.S. and international restrictions due to its ozone-depleting properties.