Editor's Note: While use of Bird Flu as a weapon is highly unlikely, many of the responses to pandemic would be very similiar to bio weapons, reponses, etc.
Date: November 13-24, 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Top leaders and key decision-makers of major companies representing a broad range of industries will meet with distinguished scientists, public health officials, law enforcement personnel, first responders, and other experts to discuss pandemic prevention, preparedness, response and recovery at the 7th International Bird Flu Summit.
At the summit, attendees will be able to draw on first-hand best practices to create the solid business continuity plans that their companies and organizations need in order to prepare for, respond to, and survive a pandemic.
The summit draws on the success of the six previous summits which featured as speakers several distinguished personalities such as Dr. David Nabarro, the United Nations Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza, Alex Thiermann of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and Dr. Wenqing Zhang of the WHO Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response.
Well-known emergency responders, heads of hospitals from around the world, and poultry industry leaders also spoke in previous summits. Included in this list are Adolfo García-Sastre of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, John Thompson of the National Sheriff’s Association, Prof. Oleg I. Kiselev of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Anna Thorson of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, Vice President of Food Safety and Quality for Perdue Farms.
Country Report & Situations Update
Surveillance and Data Management
Preparing Communities Strategies; Local Partnership and Participation
Delivery of Vaccine and Antiviral Medication
National Pandemic Influenza Medical Countermeasure
Socio Economic Impact on Poultry Industry
Benefit-risk Assessment: Public Health, Industry and Regulatory Perspectives
Prevention Education Efforts and Risk Communication
Command, Control and Management
Emergency Response Management