Adelphi University, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Months after Superstorm Sandy, residents, businesses, and
towns still face a long road to recovery and the catastrophic damage is
still visible. On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 8:00 a.m., Adelphi
University’s Center for Health Innovation (CHI) will hold its Inaugural Symposium focused on assuring the continuum of care in emergency situations. The
keynote speaker will be Edward J. Gabriel, M.P.A., EMT-P, CEM, CBCP,
principle deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services and the featured speaker will
be D. Sean Smith, D.O., president of Mercy Clinic, Joplin, Missouri,
which sustained a direct hit during the 2011 Joplin tornado.
Also on the program is Kimberly Glassman, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, senior vice president for patient care services and CNO at NYU Langone
Medical Center in Manhattan. Glassman and her team of nurses were the
foundation of one of the compelling stories to come of Hurricane Sandy when
they organized and moved 20 critically ill newborns in the NICU down
nine flights of stairs.
Symposium will be held in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the Ruth
S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Early
registration is now open. Health officials, government personnel, and
the public are welcome to attend as the University discusses need for
continuum care planning from a variety of disciplines associated with
the health infrastructure. Alternate standards of care, healthcare
business continuity, and mental and behavioral health preparedness will
all be discussed.
Early registration for the event concludes January 15, 2013 and the cost
is $30.00. General registration after January 15 is $35.00.