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:

“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

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