Friday, May 29, 2015 • 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Following the local impact of recent health emergencies, presenters will discuss the importance of coordination and sharing of public health crisis information at all levels. The significance of public and private partnerships in sharing the lessons learned will be emphasized.
The forum will take place at:
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
92 Second Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free parking is available in the Second Street Garage.
The forum is free of charge, but seating is limited. You must register by Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
To register for the forum, click on the Register tab.
If you have any questions about the forum, please email NationalSecurityForum@BerkeleyCollege.edu or call Marilyn Estevez, Berkeley College, (212) 986-4343, ext. 4356.
Lenore Molee, J.D. Dean, School of Professional Studies, Berkeley College
8:00 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - Welcome
Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. President, Berkeley College
9:00 a.m. - Keynote
♦ National Security and the Importance of the Health Sector
– A Significant Link to Protecting Our Country
Christopher Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
9:15 a.m. - Opening Presentation
♦ A Hospital Perspective on the Importance of Information Sharing
Joseph Feldman, M.D., FACEP
Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center
9:30 a.m. - Break
9:50 a.m. - Forum Overview
♦ Department of Health Perspective on the Importance of Information Sharing
Kevin J. Hayden
Director, Medical Coordination Center Program, New Jersey Department
10:00 a.m. - Panel One:
♦ Public Health Preparedness in a Changing Environment – From Pandemic to Terrorist Attack – The Need for Partnerships and Information Sharing
A panel presentation providing perspectives from health facility planning required for business continuity and coordination during a crisis; hospital response during a crisis and the importance of communications; a state's role in communication between public and private partners; a corporate pharmaceutical information sharing perspective; and mechanisms for improving public and private partnerships.
11:30 a.m. - Break
11:45 a.m. - Panel Two:
♦ Communication and Information Sharing in the Health Sector – Tools, Systems and What's to Come for the Next Threat or Emergency
A panel presentation focusing on communication and information sharing relating to building relationships as public entities continue to plan for improved coordination with key health sector players; the latest efforts at the federal and state level to build, maintain and continue to improve information sharing with the health sector; and the types of investments being made in support of communications and information sharing for key public and private partners.
1:15 p.m. - Discussion Highlights and Wrap-Up