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Mass Fatality Management Symposium

Houston Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative

Monday, March 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 3:30 PM (CST)

Houston, TX

Mass Fatality Management Symposium

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Mass Fatality Management Symposium Schedule

March 4-5, 2013, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas

Hosted By:

Houston Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security

 

Day One

Topic

Speaker

0800-0830

Welcome

Dr. Emily Kidd, MD

TX Disaster Medical System

0830-0915

Managing Disaster Deaths

Mass fatality incident response overview

Dr. Edward Kilbane, MD

NDMS FM Program Manager

0915-1015

I-35 Bridge Collapse over the Mississippi River

Review of the disaster response and lessons learned

Dr. Andrew Baker, MD

Hennipen Co., MN Chief ME

1015-1030

BREAK

 

1030-1130

Family Assistance

Aspects of family assistance from the beginning to the end of the disaster response

Dr. Elias Kontanis, PhD

NTSB Family Assistance

1130-1300

LUNCH (Provided On-Site)

 

              Breakout Sessions

1300-1350

Victim Identification Program Overview

Software applications supporting identification processes 

Don Bloom

DMORT Family Assistance

Responder Mental Health

Detecting behavioral and mental health issues and caring for MFI responders

Dr. Grady Bray, PhD

Disaster Psychologist

Victim Identification in Disaster Response Settings

Identification processes, presumptive vs scientific means, ante- and postmortem records

Dr. Jason Wiersema, PhD

HCIFS Forensic Anthropologist

1400-1450

Managing Expectations and Public Messaging 

Communicating realistic messages to families, the public, and elected officials

CDR Chuck Smith

DMORT Region VI

Family Dynamics

Providing for individuals suffering from the trauma of sudden and unexpected loss

Dr. Elias Kontanis, PhD

NTSB Family Assistance

FBI Approach to Victim Assistance

Supporting victims of terrorism and other federal crimes

Kyle Scherrer

FBI Victim Assistance

1450-1510

BREAK

 

1510-1600

Legal Aspects of Death

Authority over decedents, death pronouncement, death certification, and disposition

Glen Van Slyke, JD

HCIFS Legal Counsel

Resources Over the Horizon

Who has what, where it is located, and how to request it

CDR Amy Taylor

HHS/ASPR Region 6

Local and Regional Mass Fatality Management Planning

Putting operational knowledge into functional plans, trainings, and exercises

Allison Woody

HCIFS Preparedness Coord.

Day Two

Topic

Speaker

0800-0915

Managing FAC Operations – The Joplin Model

Review of disaster response and lessons learned

Don Bloom

DMORT Family Assistance

0915-1030

FAC on the Receiving End

Family member perspective of family assistance services and support

Mike Quimby

Disaster Family Member

1030-1050

BREAK

 

1050-1130

Fatality Management Panel Discussion

Panel of speakers will address audience questions

Speaker Panel

1130-1300

LUNCH (Provided On-Site)

 

1300-1500

Temporary Morgue Tour (On-Site)

Learn from SMEs and walk through the HCIFS Temporary Morgue display

David Boyer & SMEs

RCPI MFI Planner

1500-1530

Closing Remarks

Dr. Luis Sanchez, MD

HCIFS Chief Medical Examiner  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this educational activity.

Have questions about Mass Fatality Management Symposium? Contact Houston Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative

When & Where


George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

Monday, March 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 3:30 PM (CST)


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Organizer

Houston Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative

Sponsored by:

City of Houston & Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

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  News and Updates
2013-01-07 13:22:21

Hotel Information for the Symposium: 

There is no defined hotel or room block for the Symposium. Several hotels within walking distance are offering government rate. There are many hotels within a close proximity as well. See the following website for hotels near the George R Brown Convention Center: http://www.houstonconventionctr.com/ExperienceHouston.aspx

2013-01-14 09:57:46

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credits  TM for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this educational activity.

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