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Top 3 Health Preparedness and Response Sessions You Don't Want to Miss at the 2016 Intermedix Summit

by Yvonne Sommer on Feb 9, 2016 4:22:00 PM


It seems like 2016 is flying by and that’s evident by there being less than 90 days left to this year’s Intermedix Summit.  As I’ve been working on getting our Summit app ready (to release at the end of the month), I’ve been familiarizing myself with this year’s agenda and starting to look forward to these sessions.  

The sessions I look forward to the most, are our Share-a-thon sessions, which are presented by our customers. When I go to conferences related to my field, I always seek out the presentations by those who are in the trenches, so to speak, and have built experience and knowledge through real-world practices.

So, without further ado, here are my top Health Preparedness & Response track sessions:

Share-a-Thon: From Chaos to Coordination - The EMS Response to the Asiana Plane Crash

  • When: May 5, 2016 9:00-10 a.m.
  • Who: Kevin Rose from San Mateo County EMS
  • Why: Kevin Rose brings his hands-on experience as the Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) for the 2013 Asiana Air Flight 214 Plane Crash and as the Deputy MHOAC for the 2010 San Bruno Explosion. His presentation, focused on 2013’s Asiana crash, not only focuses on the response but also on the use of the Intermedix technology throughout the entire event.

Share-a-Thon: Creating a Legacy for Stronger Volunteer Management

  • When: May 6, 2016, 8:00-9 a.m.
  • Who: Jeanne Freeman from the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health
  • Why: Jeanne has more than 8 years of experience as a volunteer manager and has learned how to best utilize the CORES RMS system to accomplish the challenging task of establishing statewide volunteer management policies and procedures. Her presentation is to outline the primary components of a volunteer management legacy as well as share her experiences as a new state-level ESAR-HP manager and provide insights to all volunteer administrators.

Share-a-Thon: Outside the Box, Crisis Management Redefined

  • When: May 6, 2016, 2:00-3 p.m.
  • Who: Greg Santa Maria from Public Safety for Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Why: With more than 24 years of experience, Greg will discuss how Sanford Health integrated processes to better define crisis and innovatively use eICS every day to achieve higher levels of response efficiency.

Now these are only three of our sessions in the Health Preparedness & Response track, so don’t stop there. Have you started planning your agenda? What’s on your must-see list?

Take a moment to visit our Intermedix Summit page to view the upcoming tracks, schedules, accommodation details and registration information. We hope to see you in Denver!

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This post was written by Yvonne Sommer

Yvonne Sommer is a Customer Experience Manager for Intermedix. She was also formerly the product manager for the WebEOC Product Suite and has almost two decades of experience in the information technology industry spanning across private, government, emergency management, and healthcare markets.

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