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Mar 03
MEDIA ADVISORY: When Terror Strikes Seminar Co-Hosted by Boston EMS & the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management

The recent attacks in Paris served to reinforce the evolving global threat of terrorism, sparking new conversations around the challenging implications for first responders and receivers. On Thursday, March 3, 2016, public safety, health, and medical professionals from more than 200 agencies, 7 different states, and 3 countries will converge to explore leadership and discuss response operations during multi-site attacks.

Media attendees will have the opportunity to hear from French officials who responded to the Charlie Hebdo and November 13th attacks, as well as local Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Management officials.  Press availability will be from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM.

WHEN:
Thursday, March 3, 2016

TIME:
Press availability 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM​

WHERE:
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

WHO:
Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission
James Hooley, Chief of Department, Boston Emergency Medical Services
Rene Fielding, Director, Mayor's Office of Emergency Management
Professor Pierre Carli, Medical Director, Service d'Aide Médicale Urgente de Paris
Dr. Youri Yordanov, Emergency Physician, Saint-Antoine Hospital

Seminar attendees will walk away with a better understanding of: managing the medical consequences of coordinated attacks, including resource allocation, coordination, and communication efforts; best practices used to support the continuum of patient care needs from on-scene through the healthcare system; and adapting response operations in a high threat environment to maximize responder and public safety.

Interested parties can follow conference updates using #MaxSurvival.

About the Boston Public Health Commission 

The Boston Public Health Commission, the country's oldest health department, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of health services and programs. It is governed by a seven-member board of health appointed by the Mayor of Boston.

Public service and access to quality health care are the cornerstones of our mission - to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly those who are most vulnerable. The Commission's more than 40 programs are grouped into six bureaus: Child, Adolescent & Family Health; Community Health Initiatives; Homeless Services; Infectious Disease; Addictions Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Support Services; and Emergency Medical Services.

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