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Advancing Communities’ Disaster Resilience conference planned for Sept. 18

Aug. 22, 2013 College News - The Medical College’s Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Department of Emergency Medicine, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Health, are hosting a one-day conference on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to expand dialogue on advancing community resilience in preparation for possible future disasters which have been common in this region and state.

The conference will be held at the Harley-Davidson Museum ®, 400 W. Canal Street in Milwaukee, and run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This conference is tailored for academic, clinical and community researchers interested in developing a local/regional/international pathway to whole community emergency preparedness. The success of the conference will also come from equal participation of a wide variety constituents, including government officials, public health professionals, community based organizations, small and large businesses, and volunteer groups.

Keynote speakers include Steve Fronk, Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for the City of Milwaukee and point of contact for the Milwaukee Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI); Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP, Senior Medical Advisor for the National Healthcare Preparedness Programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Tracey O’Sullivan, Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Kissack, akissack@mcw.edu.

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