The Emergency Management Summit: Overview
Over the past ten years an extraordinary confluence of events, both environmental and geopolitical, has created a heightened risk and a heightened awareness of natural disasters, epidemics, and terrorism in the United States. The National Emergency Management Summit seeks to assess these risks and articulate practical approaches to strategies for planning, response and recovery.
For 2013 the Summit will be in Atlantic City, roughly a year after Hurricane Sandy, to talk about these themes of planning, response, and recovery, as well as resilience, compassion, generosity, communication, small acts of heroism, and lessons learned.
GENERAL PURPOSE STATEMENT
LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR 2013
- To increase knowledge on how we can best prepare for disasters (pandemics, terrorism, and catastrophic natural events), use scarce resources wisely, respond more effectively, enhance resiliency, and create new partnerships.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Assess our readiness for natural disasters, pandemics, and terrorism
- Explore resiliency issues and how two communities are building coalitions
- Draw appropriate lessons from the response to recent events, including Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Nemo, the Boston Marathon attack, and tornadoes in the Midwest
- Highlight innovative uses of social media in crisis situations
- Learn how long term care facilities are being integrated into local planning
- Examine issues related to climate change and the environment
- Draw lessons from successful business continuity of operations plans
- Feature innovative apps and e-tools for emergency management
- Employer and Health Plan Emergency Management Coordinators
- Hospital and Physician Emergency Management Coordinators
- Health Plan, Hospital, Long Term Care, and Physician Organization Executives and Senior Managers
- Clinicians, including Physicians, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
- Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotechnology Company Emergency Managers
- First Responder Management, including EMT, Paramedics and HAZMAT Crews
- Disaster Relief Organizations
- Federal, State and Local Emergency Management Officials
- Federal Agencies, including AHRQ, DHS, FEMA, DoD, DHHS, VA, USDA, DOT, etc.
- Military, Police and Fire Department Emergency Management Leaders
- Corporate Business Continuity Managers
- Vendors and consulting firms with products, services and solutions to assist in disaster, epidemic and terrorism planning, response and recovery