NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit: March 7th

Here’s the latest agenda for next week’s NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit. Hope to see you there.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Disaster Communication Summit

March 7, 2013

Location: 828 S. Wolcott Ave. at the UIC Student Center – West

Sponsored by: Greater Midwest and MidContinental regions of NN/LM

Agenda

8:00-8:30         Registration

8:30-9:00         Introduction: Dan Wilson, MLS, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Coordinator

9:00-9:30         David Ibrahim, PhD.  Director, Emergency Management and Continuity Planning Certificate Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health.

Communication Gaps and Critical Infrastructure Needs for a Regional Catastrophic Event.

9:30-10:00         Miriam Miller, MPH, CHEC.  Emergency Management Coordinator, Rush University Medical Center and Jason Parker. Emergency Management Coordinator at UIC Medical Center.

Disaster Communication Strategies at Rush University Medical Center and the UIC Medical Center

10:00-10:30      Panel Discussion

10:30-11:00         Break

11:00-11:30      Cindy Love, MLS. National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) 

The Role of the Disaster Information Specialist

11:30-12:00     Kacy Allgood, MLS.  Sewell Fellow, Indiana University, Department of Emergency Medicine

Adventures of an Ambulance Riding Librarian

12:00-12:30     Morning Wrap-up

12:30-1:30       Lunch (on your own)

1:30-5:00         Disaster Information CE Class

U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies – provides an introduction to disaster/emergency planning and response as conducted in the U.S, with an emphasis on medical response.  To determine where disaster information specialists might best fit into the US framework for disaster/emergency response, it is necessary to start with shared understanding of terminology, concepts, legislation, organizations, and lessons learned from previous incidents. The class describes efforts to provide structure and order before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Changes over time in legislation and the US framework for disaster/emergency response are discussed using examples from 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Haiti earthquake. This course is a required class for the Disaster Information Specialization (DIS) Program and participants will earn 3 MLA CE contact hours for the DIS program.