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Tuesday, October 13 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Preparing for Pandemic

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The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa created new dimensions of risks for universities with interests in the region. While healthcare workers and governments appear to be making headway, non-essential travel to the region is still not recommended. Preparation is key to managing the impact on students, faculty and staff. But duty of care goes further than Ebola, which is just the latest risk management issue to affect universities when it comes to duty of care.

There’s also cross-border medical and security concerns, mental health issues, and natural and manmade disasters. Join us for a discussion about how to assess, prepare for and respond to these risks using new approaches and planning practices. A discussion on lessons being learned with Ebola and other medical and security risks will be explored by our panel.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will learn:
 Best practices when it comes to Ebola about managing the needs of a global workforce.
 The latest trends/highlights in terms of global health security.
 Key takeaways to consider in implementing a global health security program for your organization.

Speakers
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Kathy Hargis

Director of Risk Management, Lipscomb University
Kathy Hargis is the director of risk management for Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the founding director for the university and has served in this position for the last seven years. Prior to working in higher education, Ms. Hargis worked in the corporate field, holding the position of risk manager for a large banking corporation in Tennessee, First American Corporation. She initially began her career as a commercial... Read More →
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Robert Quigley

Regional Medical Director and Senior Vice President of Medical Assistance, Americas Region, International SOS
Robert L. Quigley, M.D., D.Phil, professor of surgery, regional medical director and senior vice president of medical assistance, Americas region, is responsible for leading the delivery of high quality medical assistance, healthcare management and medical transportation services. | | Prior to joining International SOS, Dr. Quigley was a board re-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon who directed two open heart programs within the... Read More →
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Sam Shartar

Senior Administrator for Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), Emory University
Sam Shartar, RN, CEN, senior administrator for CEPAR is responsible for directing operations for the office. Prior to joining CEPAR, Mr. Shartar served as the unit director for emergency services at Emory University Hospital. Mr. Shartar, a former EMS supervisor, has an extensive background in prehospital care. He also has broad experience in emergency and critical care nursing and holds certification as an emergency nurse. His background in... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Minneapolis Ballroom C Hilton Minneapolis