Washington, DC (PressExposure) August 05, 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.
âOur delegates requested for more sessions at the conference and we responded.â said Ahmed Farajallah, Senior Vice President, events and conferences, New Fields. âEmergency 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 fallâ
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: o Preparing Community Strategies o Local Partnership and Participation o Delivery of Vaccine and Antiviral Medication o Emergency Response and Hospital/Healthcare Coordination o Prevention Education Efforts and Risk Communication o Command, Control and Management o Business Communityâs Role
Panel Discussions include:
o Clinical Picture: Country Report & Situation Update o Clinical Picture: Impact of US Export Regulations on International Cooperation in the H1N1 Pandemic Flu Response o Risk Communication, Prevention Education Efforts and Risk Communication o Understanding the Connection Between Human and Animal Disease, Exploring One World, One Health o Vaccines delivery
Over 20 breakout sessions will be offered addressing a wide range of issues, including:
o Breakout-Agriclutural Perspective: Socio-Economic Impact on Swine Industry o Breakout: Schools/University Planning: How and When to Close Schools o Breakout: Mass Fatality Management Planning o Breakout: Business Continuity Planning, "Pandemic Showstoppers: What leads to Success or Failure at the local Community level" o Breakout: School Emergency Preparedness o Breakout: Hospital and Emergency Medical Services o Breakout- COOP and Conitinuity of Gov't Planning: "Gearing up for the Fall: Rapid Training & Exercises for Health Department Staff & Partners" o Breakout-Business Continuity: Preparing the Community for a Severe H1N1 o Breakout-Business Continuity: Global Pandemic Planning at Visa o Breakout: Schools/University Planning: The Uniqueness of Planning for Swine Flu in Higher Education: We are Much Different than the k-12 System o Prevention of Schools for Students, School Personnel, Parents and Communities o Breakout: Emergency Management: Staes Perspective and Strategy for Pandemic Influenza- Command, Control and Management o Breakout-Hospital& Emergency Medical Services: Impact of Swine Flu on Emergency Medical Services o Breakout-Community-Based Planning, Community Preparedness o Breakout: COOP & Continuity Govt PlanningAnd many moreâ¦
Workshops include: o Learn How to Plan- Contingency Scenario Exercise for Pandemic Influenza o Learn How to Plan o Protect Your Community o Enhancing Pandemic Preparedness Through Volunteer Resources o Know How to Respond o 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: http://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