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"When Disaster Strikes, Safe Hospitals Save Lives"

Master of Ceremonies:
Dr. Josef Reum
Interim Dean
School of Public Health and Health Services
The George Washington University

9:30 - 9:45       
Dr. Mirta Roses Periago
Pan American Health Organization
9:45 - 10:00     
Opening Remarks
RADM W. Craig Vanderwagen
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Department of U.S. Health and Human Services
10:00 - 11:15
Panel Discussion       

1.    Your Hospital: Will it be there when you need it most?
Ms. Milagros Kennett
Staff Architect, Risk Reduction Division, Mitigation Branch, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

2.   Health Facilities: What does it take to keep them up and running during emergencies?
Mr. Chris Van Gorder
CEO and President, Scripps Health

3.    Our Health Workforce: Do they have the capacity to provide care during disasters?
Dr. Ruth Berggren
Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

11:15 - 11:45
Questions and Answers

12:00 noon       
Reception in PAHO lobby

Safe Hospitals Expo


Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 11:05

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