Florida Institute for Health Innovation Presents Regional Symposium on Preparedness for Mass Casualty EventsFor Immediate Release
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Sept. 13, 2016 – Mass Casualties: Preparing for the Worst While Providing the Best, a symposium on community preparedness for the healthcare industry, will be presented on Monday, Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farkas Alumni Center at Florida Atlantic University. The symposium is organized by the Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI).
The program will delve into aspects of preparation and response to mass casualty events, including hurricanes, fires, floods, and violence, plus the role of the media. Speakers include:
- Eric R. Alberts, Emergency Preparedness, Orlando Health
- David Begnaud, CBS News Correspondent
- Carlos Castillo, CEM, Regional Disaster Officer, American Red Cross
- Susan Forbes, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, OneBlood
- Kenneth Goodman, Ph.D., Director, UM Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy
- Richard Scott McFarland, M.D., Emergency Physician, TeamHealth
- Daniel J. Oates, Chief of Police, City of Miami Beach, formerly of Aurora, Colorado
- Colonel Noel Christian Pace, J.D., FAU Emergency and Crisis Management
- Andrew A. Rosenthal, M.D., Medical Director, Memorial Healthcare Division of Trauma, and
- Ana Viamonte Ros, M.D., former Surgeon General of Florida, Associate Dean of FIU College of Medicine.
“As we’ve seen this year, Florida is not immune to tragic mass casualty events from violence or natural disaster,” said Roderick King, M.D., MPH, chief executive officer of FIHI. “With this symposium, we aim to equip our health systems and our communities with information and knowledge that can be used to save lives.”
Contact: Hilda S. Mitrani