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An extraordinary confluence of events, both environmental and geopolitical, has created both 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.

  • To increase knowledge on how we can best prepare for disasters (pandemic, terrorism, and infectious diseases), use scarce resources wisely, implement responses more effectively, and create new partnerships.
  • Assess our readiness for natural disasters and pandemics.
  • Describe the key ingredients to successful management of both surge and evacuation scenarios.
  • Foster best practices through presentation of a variety of successful case studies from the field.
  • Explore the difficult legal and ethical issues that arise in emergency situations.
  • Employer and Health Plan Emergency Management Coordinators
  • Hospital and Physician Emergency Management Coordinators
  • Health Plan, Hospital 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

Advocates for EMS was founded as a not-for-profit organization on October 22, 2002 dedicated to promoting, educating and increasing awareness among decision-makers in Washington on issues affecting EMS providers. AEMS supports all types of EMS, whether fire-based, volunteer, third service, public or private, by monitoring and influencing legislation and regulatory activity involving EMS and raising awareness among lawmakers on issues of importance to EMS.

The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), www.AAST.org, seeks to improve the care of trauma patients through education and research. AAST promotes the exchange of scientific information regarding all phases of the care of the trauma patient.

Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition (CPTC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit made up of organizations whose members have direct involvement with the identification and treatment of cyanide exposure. Currently, there are few resources that raise awareness about the risk of cyanide exposure. Through joint strategic initiatives to focus the required attention and resources on the issues, the members of the CPTC aim to increase awareness about the risk of cyanide exposure in order to improve early recognition and appropriate treatment.

The 2008 Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory is the most comprehensive information resource available to help companies and organizations plan for and recover from any type of disaster. Now in its 18th year, the directory contains over 7,000 thousand listings in over 400 categories. Subject areas include communications, consulting, information technology, safety and health, security, restoration services and many others. Available in print, CD or online. Order online at www.edwardsinformation.com, or by phone at 800-990-9936.

Emergency Visions is a privately-held company with offices in Atlanta, GA and regional offices in Dallas, TX and Toronto, Canada. We provide our public and private sector clients with a powerful combination of emergency management, public health, and industry expertise via our Consulting Services Team; and an integrated suite of software technologies designed by these same experts to directly meet the emergency preparedness and response requirements of public and private sector organizations. The result is a complete, end-to-end, Consequence Management solution called "ResponseVision™" to help organizations identify, manage, and mitigate the potential risks of a mass casualty situation and to effectively respond to such an event in an automated and coordinated fashion, resulting in better control and the saving of lives.

The Harvard Health Policy Review, www.HHPR.org, is dedicated to broadening awareness of health policy issues. HHPR aims to educate people about healthcare policy and to stimulate thinking about the pressing health care questions facing the nation and the world. The HHPR is published by Exploring Policy in Health Care at Harvard (EPIHC), an organization of Harvard undergraduates whose main purpose is to encourage discussion of health policy issues on the Harvard campus.

The Homeland Defense Journal and its associated web site, e-newsletter, training courses and conferences, market research and focused special reports together seek to facilitate communication among all levels of government concerned with homeland security, covering the issues and the technology, solutions, policies, people, case studies and events affecting that community.

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), www.IAEM.com, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters. The vision of IAEM is to be recognized as a premier international organization of emergency management professionals. The mission of IAEM is to serve its members by providing information, networking and professional opportunities, and to advance the emergency management profession.

The International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare institutions. Its 1,600 members have joined together to develop educational and credentialing programs and create a body of knowledge that meets the needs of today‘s fast paced and ever changing environment.. Whether your institutions is a multi campus facility, a small local hospital or and extended care facility, IAHSS offers an opportunity to interact with others who share similar concerns and have developed innovative responses.

The International Journal of Emergency Management ISSN (Online): 1741-5071; ISSN (Print): 1471-4825. IJEM is a fully refereed international journal addressing contingencies and emergencies as well as crisis and disaster management. Coverage includes the issues associated with: storms and flooding; nuclear power accidents; ferry, air and rail accidents; computer viruses; earthquakes etc. IJEM has emerged from The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS). Quarterly. www.inderscience. com/ijem. Inderscience Publishers - informationmanager@inderscience.com.

The International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management ISSN (Online): 1741-5241; ISSN (Print): 1466-8297. IJRAM is an interdisciplinary and fully refereed international journal published monthly that provides cross learning between: different business and economics, as well as scientific and technological, disciplines; between energy industries, environmental and ecological systems; between safety, public health and medical services; and between software services, reliability and safety. www.inderscience.com/ijram. Inderscience Publishers - informationmanager@inderscience.com.

ISTSS is an international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. This knowledge includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress. ISTSS provides a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma in the United States and around the world. We are the premier society for the exchange of professional knowledge and expertise in the field.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), www.JointCommission.org evaluates and accredits over 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Joint Commission requires that all covered organizations have an emergency management program so that patient/resident/client care can be continued effectively in the event of an emergency.

The Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning publishes peer-reviewed articles and case studies by leading business continuity and emergency managers. Each quarterly 100-page issue provides intellectually rigorous analysis of best practice and new thinking in key business issues — not technical minutiae or advertorial — showing how plans have been specified, designed, implemented, exercised and updated, as well as how interruptions and emergencies have been managed in practice. For forthcoming content and how to subscribe visit www.henrystewart.com.

The Journal of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine's principal mission is the distribution of information relevant to the practice of out-of-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical care, disaster medicine, and public health and safety. PDM provides an international forum for the reporting and discussion of scientific studies, both quantitative and qualitative, that have relevance to the above practices. It is available in printed form and portions are available progressively on the Internet with translations into multiple languages.

Predictive Modeling News is the only newsletter dedicated to predictive modeling. Predictive Modeling News features articles, news, key data, technology developments, results from recent studies, interviews, case studies, networking and subscriber interaction, and much more. Content covers issues of care management, actuarial and profiling interest. Predictive Modeling News has twelve pages per month with a mixture of detailed information, charts, graphs and tables, summary tidbits and more, and is available in print and electronic format.

The World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) is an international, humanitarian association dedicated to the improvement of disaster and emergency medicine. WADEM fulfills its mission through: academic and research-based education and training, exchange of information, development and maintenance of evidence-based standards of emergency and disaster health care, development of standardized disaster assessment, research and evaluation methodologies; and encouragement of publication and presentation of evidence-based research findings.

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