Int'l Swine Flu Conference Add More Breakout Sessions

Organizing Committee adds more sessions to conference as a result of delegates input

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 4, 2009 - The International Swine Flu Conference organizing committee has responded to the needs of the ISFC delegates by adding more breakout sessions to the upcoming event. Sessions added include presentations on the school/university pandemic planning, continuity of operations (COOP) and government planning, Infectious Medical Waste, Psychological Issues and many more. ISFC will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington DC on Capitol Hill, August 19-20 and will be followed by all day hands-on workshops on the 21st.

“Our delegates requested for more sessions at the conference and we responded,” said Ahmed Farajallah, Senior Vice President, events and conferences, New Fields. “Emergency Preparedness Leaders, Health and School Officials, Business, Public and Private sector Partners will have access to H1N1 Flu experts from around the world to address the issues of continuous planning for a possible severe outbreak of H1N1 flu this fall.”

The ongoing Swine Flu pandemic proved that now more than ever health, education, government, non-profit organizations, and business executives need to focus, discuss and share best practices and lessons that will be learned during this pandemic in the age of globalization.

With delegates from Tribal, local, state, federal along with 32 countries already registered, the ISFC will provide a platform for public health officials and community stakeholders to come together, to network and exchange preparedness and response efforts. Priority will be placed on identifying the responsibilities of various stakeholders in order to improve global communication coordination and collaboration.

Each day of the conference will offer papers on a wide range of topics including:

 

  • Preparing Community Strategies
  • Local Partnership and Participation
  • Delivery of Vaccine and Antiviral Medication
  • Emergency Response and Hospital/Healthcare Coordination
  • Prevention Education Efforts and Risk Communication
  • Command, Control and Management
  • Business Community's Role

Panel Discussions include:

 

  • Clinical Picture: Country Report & Situation Update
  • Clinical Picture: Impact of US Export Regulations on International Cooperation in the H1N1 Pandemic Flu Response
  • Risk Communication, Prevention Education Efforts and Risk Communication
  • Understanding the Connection Between Human and Animal Disease, Exploring One World, One Health
  • Vaccines delivery

Over 20 breakout sessions will be offered addressing a wide range of issues, including:

 

  • Breakout- Agricultural Perspective: Socio-Economic Impact on Swine Industry
  • Breakout: Schools/University Planning: How and When to Close Schools
  • Breakout: Mass Fatality Management Planning
  • Breakout: Business Continuity Planning, "Pandemic Showstoppers: What leads to Success or Failure at the local Community level"
  • Breakout: School Emergency Preparedness
  • Breakout: Hospital and Emergency Medical Services
  • Breakout- COOP and Continuity of Gov't Planning: "Gearing up for the Fall: Rapid Training & Exercises for Health Department Staff & Partners"
  • Breakout- Business Continuity: Preparing the Community for a Severe H1N1
  • Breakout- Business Continuity: Global Pandemic Planning at Visa
  • Breakout: Schools/University Planning: The Uniqueness of Planning for Swine Flu in Higher Education: We are Much Different than the k-12 System
  • Breakout: Prevention for Schools for Students, School Personnel, Parents and Communities
  • Breakout: Emergency Management: States Perspective and Strategy for Pandemic Influenza- Command, Control and Management
  • Breakout- Hospital & Emergency Medical Services: Impact of Swine Flu on Emergency Medical Services
  • Breakout- Community-Based Planning, Community Preparedness
  • Breakout: COOP & Continuity Govt Planning

And many more¦

Workshops include:

 

  • Learn How to Plan - Contingency Scenario Exercise for Pandemic Influenza
  • Learn How to Plan
  • Protect your Community
  • Enhancing Pandemic Preparedness Through Volunteer Resources
  • Know How to Respond
  • Plan to Continue

Registration:

The 2-day event is open to all interested governmental agencies, organizations, and businesses from all countries. To register, Call us at 202-536-5000, or download a registration form: www.new-fields.com/isfc/registration.pdf. Complete and fax to 202-280-1239.

Those interested in making presentations related to the Swine Flu or pandemic preparedness, please contact our research department by e-mail at Research@new-fields.com.

About New Fields:

The International Swine Flu Conference is organized by New Fields Exhibitions, Washington, DC, international specialists in public health and emergency planning events and disaster recovery conferences. For expedited registration and other information, contact 202-536-5000. To learn more about latest conference developments please visit: www.New-Fields.com/isfc.

 

 

Contact: New Fields Exhibitions, Inc.
Ahmed Farajallah
202-536-5000

 

 

Posted: August 2009

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