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Emergency Preparedness Symposium Agenda

New York Downtown Hospital Presents

The Fourth Annual Emergency Preparedness Symposium

Monday, September 18, 2006


The Goldman Sachs Training Center

32 Old Slip in Lower Manhattan

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Educational Goals / Symposium Overview:

The educational goal of this symposium is to familiarize healthcare professionals with the topics of readiness and response to large-scale emergencies, such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks. 


Who Should Attend:

Healthcare professionals and first responders; emergency/safety and corporate medical unit personnel; government and community representatives


Continuing Medical Education Credits

New York Downtown Hospital is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to present continuing medical education for physicians.  New York Downtown Hospital hereby accredits this program for five Category I CME credits.  Each physician participant may claim only those credits for the time he/she attends.


Tuition & Registration:

This conference is presented by New York Downtown Hospital and is offered without charge to participants through the generous support of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.  However, registration is required no later than September 8, 2006. 




To register, please email the following information to [email protected]:

Name, Title & Degree, Institution, Address, Daytime Phone Number, Email, and the title of the breakout session you wish to attend. For more information, please call (212) 801-1722.


Special Needs:

This conference complies with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is accessible for individuals with special needs.  If you would like to attend this conference and require special accommodation, please contact the Department of Public Affairs & Marketing at New York Downtown Hospital:  (212) 801-1700.


Symposium Agenda:


8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.                                               Registration and Continental Breakfast



9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                                               Welcome

Bruce D. Logan, MD                           

President and Chief Executive Officer

New York Downtown Hospital

New York, USA



9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.                                             Pandemic Influenza: A Global Perspective

David Nabarro, M.D.

Senior UN Systems Influenza Coordinator

United Nations

New York, USA



10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                                          Surviving Katrina: The Medical & Financial Fallout

John H. Wales, M.D., M.B.A.

Medical Director, Emergency Department

East Jefferson General Hospital

Louisiana, USA




11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.                                          Coffee Break



11:15 a.m. – 12 noon                                               Disaster Triage:

Antonio J. Dajer, M.D.                                      Scoop and Run” vs “Stay and Play”

Interim Chief, Emergency Department

Peter L. Fromm, R.N., M.P.H.

Administrative Director,

Emergency Department/Emergency Medical Services

New York Downtown Hospital

New York, USA



12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.                                            Lunch



1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.                                               Pandemic Influenza:

David Raveh, M.D.                                           Preparedness at the Hospital Level

Associate Professor of Medicine,

Infectious Diseases Unit                                               

Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Jerusalem, Israel



1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                                              Panel Discussion:

                                                                        In the Shadow of 9/11 - Where Are We Now?

* Debra E. Berg, M.D.

Medical Director, Emergency Hospital Preparedness Program

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New York, USA


* Elliot J. Lazar, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, USA


* Don R. Boyce, JD, EMT-P

Corporate Director for Emergency Management

Continuum Health Partners, Inc

New York, USA



2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.                                              Coffee Break



2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                              Breakout Sessions


Each participant may attend one of the following breakout sessions. Pre-registration is required.


Performance Measures in Hospital Emergency Preparedness:

A Work in Progress

Nicholas V. Cagliuso, Sr., Ph.D. (c), M.P.H.

Coordinator, Emergency Preparedness

NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System

New York, USA


The Incident Command System – A Primer

Peter L. Fromm, R.N., M.P.H.

Administrative Director,

Emergency Department/Emergency Medical Services

Michael Barbarito

Hospital Safety/Superintendent

New York Downtown Hospital

New York, USA


Operating Under Media Scrutiny:

A Guide to Crisis Communications

Deborah A. Myers

Senior Vice President

Health Practice

CRT/tanaka, LLC

New York/Virginia, USA



4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                               Closing Remarks


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