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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Altered Standards of Care & Surge Capacity Planning - Oct 27-28 - Wash. DC

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Government*Horizons and Homeland Defense Journal – in partnership with Martin, Blanck & Associates

Altered Standards of Care & Surge Capacity

Training Conference

Mass Casualty Management in Times of Crisis


Oct 27-28, 2008

Washington, DC


Continuing Education Credits for this Conference:  The AAMA Research & Educational Foundation, in conjunction with the American College of Contingency Planners (ACCP) will award 9 non-AAMA Continuing Education Credits (9 CEUs).


About This Conference:


According to a new DoD policy released Sept.1, 2008, military treatment commanders and all levels of commanders and healthcare providers through DoD must incorporate "altered standards of care" into their mass casualty plans. This will include a critical analysis at local levels of delivery of emergency response and medical care plans during a pandemic and other public healthcare emergencies . More information can be found at http://www.health.mil/Content/docs/pdfs/policies/2008/08-010.pdf  


The Altered Standards of Care & Surge Capacity Conference will bring together an influential gathering of medical and public health leaders to teach preparedness planners at the Federal, State, regional, community, and health systems levels how to plan and support surge capacity in healthcare systems and develop altered standards of care to meet mass casualty needs during all-hazard and hazard-specific emergencies.

At this 1.5 day conference, best practices for preparedness will be highlighted for disasters, acts of terrorism, and pandemic diseases.


What You Will Learn

  • What is being done at the state and local levels in planning for a mass casualty event

  • Characteristics of medical surge capacity demand for disasters

  • Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) surge capacity priorities, activities, and initiatives

  • DHS recommendations on Medical Preparedness for Major Consequence Events

  • Funding opportunities under the Hospital Preparedness Program

  • A national viewpoint of alternate care facilities

  • Approaches for regional cooperation for surge capacity and altered standards of care

  • The 3S concept of Surge Capacity -- Staff, Stuff and Structure -- and global applications to a Crisis Standard of Care

  • And more!

Who Should Attend:

  • City, County, State and Federal Emergency Planners and Public Health Professionals

  • Hospital-based Disaster and Emergency Planners and Healthcare Providers

  • Doctors, nurses, Paramedics and EMT's, and allied health professionals

  • Hospital and Healthcare Administrators, CEO's and COO's

  • Clinicians and First Responder Personnel (EMT, paramedics, etc.)

  • Primary Medical Care Professionals

  • Logisticians and Planners

  • Emergency and preventive medicine sectors involved in the response to an influenza pandemic

  • Federal Partner Agencies involved with the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza

  • Private industry with products, services and solutions to respond to pandemic disease and mass casualty events

Here is a partial list of early registrants:


Company Title
Baptist Health Vice President
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Director, Emergency Management
Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State Univ. Dir., Assist. Professor, Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Booz Allen Hamilton Sr. Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Director
Capitol Region MMRS Program Director
CDC Health Scientist
City of Aurora Emergency Mgmt. Specialist
City of Moulton Firefighter, EMT-B, RN
Clemson University - Student Health Ctr. Executive Director
CT Dept. of Public Health Agency Legal Director
Cypress Creek EMS Clinical Manager
Denver Health Medical Center Project Dir., Colorado BNICE Training Program
Dept. of Health & Human Svcs. Program Specialist
DHS Principal Deputy Assist. Secretary for Health Affairs & Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Div. of Emergency Mgmt. Sr. Attorney General
EWA GSI Program Manager
Executive Committee for PreHospital Life Support (PHTLS) Assoc. Medical Director
Florida Dept. of Health  
Florida Dept. of Health, Office of Public Health Preparedness Sr. Hospital Project Manager
Global Deterrence Alternatives, LLC President
Grady Memorial Hospital RN, Nurse Manager
Grand View Hospital Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator
Grand View Hospital VP, Quality
Heart of Texas Regional Advisory Council (HOTRAC) Emergency Preparedness Planner
Heart of Texas Regional Advisory Council (HOTRAC) Executive Director
Hennepin County Emergency Medical Svcs. Assoc. Medical Director
Henry-Ford Health System RN
Henry-Ford Health System Emerg. Preparedness Coordinator
HHS Program Analyst
HSC Pediatric Center Dir., Safety and Security
IEM Emergency Planner
Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security EMS Preparedness & Training Mgr.
Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security EOC Planning Section Chief
Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security EMS District Manager
Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security EMA Disaster Coordinator
Inova Health System  Dir., Emergency Mgmt. & Disaster Medicine
Inova Health System  Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Batallion Chief, EMS Section
Martin, Blanck & Associates Partner
Martin, Blanck & Associates Sr. Partner
Mercy Hospital Emergency Mgmt. Specialist
Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Svcs. Division Director
Missouri Hospital Association  VP, Health Planning
MMRS Program Specialist City of Aurora OEM
MO Dept. of Health & Senior Svcs. Deputy Dept. Director
Natl Health Care Preparedness Programs for U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Svcs. Director
Nothern VA Hospital Alliance Executive Director
Office of the Secretary of Defense  
PA Dept. of Health Hospital Preparedness Field Administrator
Providence-Little Company of Mary Hospital Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
Providence-Little Company of Mary Hospital Manager, Emerg. Dept.
SBCSS Dir., Risk Management Services
Seattle & King County Public Health, Preparedness Section Mass Fatalities Response Manager
Sentara Healthcare Emergency Planning Manager
Sharp Coronado Hospital Pulmonary/CC/Internal Medicine
Southern Nevada Health District Sr. Biopreparedness Planner
State of Massachusetts State Chair, Surge Capacity
Teletracking Technologies Consultant
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Mgr., Emergency Preparedness
TN 1 DMAT/ Hendersonville Medical Center RN, CC-P/ Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
U.S. Air Ambulance President
U.S. Air Ambulance Dir., Marketing
U.S. Dept. of Education Federal Student Aid
Univ. of California at Irvine Dept. Emergency Medicine
Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Operations Specialist
Univ. of Utah, Pediatric Critical Care Professor of Pediatrics
Utah Dept. of Health/Bureau of Emerg. Medical Svcs. Surge Capacity Planner
Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Evaluation Specialist


Speakers Include:

  • Stephen V. Cantrill, MD, Denver Health Medical Center

  • Dan Hanfling, MD, FACEP, Director, Emergency Management and Disaster Medicine, Inova Health System (Fairfax, VA)

  • Kathryn Brinsfield, MD, MPH, FACEP, Former State Chair for Surge Capacity, State of Massachusetts

  • Peter T. Pons, MD, Associate Medical Director, Executive Committee for PreHospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) 

  • Mark E. Gebhart, MD, Director/Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University

  • John L. Hick, MD, Associate Medical Director, Hennepin County Emergency Medical Services

  • Gregg A. Pane, MD, MPA, FACEP, Director, National Health Care Preparedness Programs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

  • Asha V. Devereaux, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCP, Pulmonary/CC/Internal Medicine, Sharp Coronado Hospital, Coronado, CA

  • Jon R. Krohmer, MD, FACEP, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • CAPT Allen Dobbs, Chief Medical Officer, National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), Department of Health and Human Services

  • John Parker, Senior Partner, Martin, Blanck & Associates (Retired General)

  • And More

Additional Information:


For more information about this conference such as the agenda, information on our speakers as well as hotel information please visit our website at: http://www.governmenthorizons.org/SurgeCapacityConference/index.html


Registration Fees:

  • Government attendees: $499

  • Small Business (less than 100 employees): $599 per person

  • Industry (includes government contractors): $699 per person

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Altered Standards of Care & Surge Capacity Conference
Mass Casualty Management in Times of Crisis

Oct 27-28, 2008


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