Int’l Swine Flu Conference to be held in Washington, DC, August 19-20

Emergency 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 continued planning for the possibility of a more severe outbreak of H1N1 flu this fall.

Washington, DC –July 27, 2009– The International Swine Flu Conference will occur in Washington, DC on August 19-20 to be followed by all day hands-on workshops. New Fields officials announced today. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington DC on Capitol Hill, August 19-20 and the workshop on the 21st.

The ongoing Swine Flu pandemic proved that now more than ever health, education, government, non-profit organizations, and business executives need to discuss and share best practices and lessons learned during this ongoing first pandemic in the age of globalization and prepare for the possibility of a more sever outbreak of H1N1 flu this fall.

With delegates from Tribal, local, state, federal and 32 countries already confirmed, the ISFC will provide a platform for public health officials and community stakeholders to come together, to network and exchange preparedness and response efforts. Special emphasis will be placed on identifying the responsibilities of various stakeholders in order to improve global communication coordination and collaboration.

To further prepare for possibility of more sever swine flu outbreak, 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 Community’s Role

Over 20 breakout sessions will be offered addressing a wide range of issues, including:

o Breakout 1. Mass Fatality Management Planning
o Breakout 2. Business Continuity Planning
o Breakout 3. Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government Planning
o Breakout 4. Emergency Management Services
o Breakout 5. Law Enforcement Agencies
o Breakout 6. First Responders: Fire Department
o Breakout 7. First Responders: Public Works
o Breakout 8. 911 Call Center Services
o Breakout 9. Hospital and Emergency Medical Services
o Breakout 10. Workplace-based Planning
o Breakout 11. Community-Based Planning
o Breakout 12. School/University Planning
o Breakout 13. Airlines, Travel, Airport, Quarantine and Border Health Services
o Breakout 14. Infectious Medical Waste
And many more…

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: 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

About New Fields:
The International Swine Flu Conference is organized by New Fields Exhibitions, Washington, DC, international specialists in public health and emergency planning events and disaster recovery conferences. For expedited registration and other information, contact 202-536-5000. To learn more about latest conference developments please visit: New-Fields.com/isfc

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