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Join us for the Sixth Annual Hospital Disaster Planning, Preparations and Response Symposium: An All-Hazards Approach on February 17, 2017 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.

The symposium is jointly provided by Jackson Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Symposium Objectives
At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be:

• Examine Orlando Regional Medical Center response to Orlando terrorist shooting in June 2016
• Explain the planning for and response to chemical contamination of emergency departments and personnel.
• Explain hospital preparedness and response for emerging infectious diseases.
• Explain the behavioral health effects of active shooter incident.
• Explain tactical and operational medicine: civilian austere medicine case studies.
• Examine words of wisdom for hospital planning and response to pediatric diseases.
• Explain Miami-Dade fire rescue/EMS protocols for interacting with Miami-Dade County hospitals
• Explain the role of our RDSTF and health care coalitions in management large scale disasters in Miami-Dade County and South Florida.

To download the symposium brochure, please click here.

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Conference Goals

The purpose this symposium is to enhance hospital preparation and response to disasters and emergencies including mass casualty incidents.

The goal is to mitigate, to the greatest extent possible, the morbidity and mortality for the people of the state of Florida/United States, and to reduce the potential for economic and social disruption.

Target Audience
The symposium is designed for administrative, emergency management, emergency medicine, and other clinical leadership of the hospitals and the physicians, nurses, and operational staff of the hospitals and healthcare systems.

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Morning Session

7:30 – 8:00 - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Peter G. Paige, MD, Jackson Health System
8:15 – 9:15 - Orlando Regional Medical Center Response to Orlando Terrorist
Shooting in June 2016
Mauricio Lynn, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
9:15 – 10:00 - Planning for and Response to Chemical Contamination of Emergency
Departments and Personnel
Richard S. Weisman, PharmD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

10:00 – 10:15 - BREAK

10:15 – 11:00 - Hospital Preparedness and Response for Emerging Infectious Diseases
Girish B. Kapur, MD Jackson Health System
11:00– 12:00 - Behavioral Health Effects of Active Shooter Incidents
James Shultz, Ph.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
12:00 – 1:00 - LUNCH/Disaster Preparation Exhibits

Afternoon Session

1:00 – 1:45 - Tactical and Operational Medicine: Civilian Austere Medicine Case Studies
Amado A. Baez, MD, Jackson Health System
1:45 – 2:30 - Words of Wisdom for Hospital Planning and Response to Pediatric Disasters
Hector Chavez, MD, Jackson Health System

2:30 – 2:45 - BREAK

2:45 – 3:30 - Miami Dade Fire Rescue/EMS Protocols for interacting with Miami Dade
County Hospitals
Gerard E. Job, MD, Jackson Health System & Miami Dade EMS
3:30 – 4:30 - Role of our RDSTF and Health Care Coalitions in Management of Large
Scale Disasters in Miami Dade County/South Florida
Ms. Natasha Strokin, Miami Dade County Department of Health
Ms. Rebecca Creighton, Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach
4:30 - Adjourn

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CME/Contact Hours

Nurses: 6.5 hours of Nursing Contact Hours will be provided by the Public Health Trust/ Jackson Health System, which is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation: The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Resolution: All conflicts of interest of any individual(s) prior to this educational activity being provided.  Disclosure about provider and faculty relationships, or the lack thereof, will be provided to the learners.

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Faculty & Speakers

Gerard Job, MD
Attending Physician
Emergency Department
Jackson Health System

Mauricio Lynn, MD
Professor of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Medical Director, Ryder Trauma Center Resuscitation Unit
Medical Director, Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
Director, Mass Casualty Preparedness and Response

Abdul M. Memon, MD, FACP, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer,
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
Jackson Health System

James M. Shultz, M.S., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Disaster & Extreme Event Preparedness (DEEP Center)
Department of Epidemiology &
Public Health
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL

Natasha Strokin
Florida Department of Health
Miami-Dade County
Public Health Preparedness Program Manager &
Government Operations Consultant

Peter G. Paige, M.D., M.M.M., C.P.E., F.A.C.E.P, F.A.C.P.E
Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Jackson Health System

Richard S. Weisman, Pharm.D, DABAT, FAACT
Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Admissions
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Girish Bobby Kapur, M.D, M.P.H
Chief of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine

Amado Alejandro Baez, M.D., M.Sc, M.P.H, F.A.A.E.M, F.C.C.P, F.C.C.M
Jackson Health System

Hector Chavez, M.D.
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Services
Jackson Health System

Rebecca M. Creighton, RN, BSN, MS HSA
Director of Education and Professional Development
Delray Medical Center
Delray Beach

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  • $200 Non-Florida Registrants
  • $100 Florida Registrants & Organizations with a Cooperative or Affiliation Agreement with JHS
  • $50 Members of Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, & Monroe County Healthcare Preparedness Coalitions
  • $0 JHS/UM Employees

To register online, please click here.

Registration Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be made only if written notice of cancellation is received prior to January 17, 2017. After this date, no refunds will be made. If the course is cancelled due to insufficient registrations, a full tuition refund will be made.

*Please Note: Online registration is NOT available for JHS/UM Employees. Please send your request through email to

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Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Ira C. Clark Diagnostic Treatment Center (DTC)
Rooms 259 & 270
N.W. 19th Street at the corner of N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami, FL

For more information on directions and parking, please click here.

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For more information on where to stay and what to do, please visit the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Contact Us

Elisha Moultrie, BSM
Assistant to the Chief Medical Officer
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
Jackson Health System
Institute Annex Building, 3rd Floor
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136-1096

Services for the Disabled
If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this conference, please contact Elisha Moultrie at or 305-585-8007 at least 15 days prior to the conference.

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About Jackson Health System

Jackson Health System is an internationally recognized academic health system with 2,482 licensed beds. It is home to the Ryder Trauma Center, Miami-Dade County’s only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, which was chosen by the U.S. Army to train their Military Surgical Teams before being deployed to areas of conflict. Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Holtz Children’s Hospital, are ranked among “America’s Best Hospitals”. Jackson Health System has an active Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Program and was awarded the 2010 NAPH Safety Net Award by the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems in the Category of “Emergency Preparedness.”

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