|World Health Day 2009|
"When Disaster Strikes, Safe Hospitals Save Lives"
Master of Ceremonies:
Dr. Josef Reum
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
RADM W. Craig Vanderwagen
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Department of U.S. Health and Human Services
10:00 - 11:15
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
Reception in PAHO lobby
Safe Hospitals Expo
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization