Register for the conference, pick-up your badge and enjoy a hearty breakfast.
The rise in mass casualty incidents (MCIs) creates increasing challenges for both surgeons and trauma systems in terms of adequately preparing for these crises.
This session will highlight real-world insights from surgeons who treated seriously injured patients as a result of two mass shooting: at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016 and at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017.
In this session you will:
Take 20 minutes to relax and network.
On June 30, 2017 a doctor opened fire at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City, killing a doctor and wounding six people. The shooter was later identified as a family physician formerly employed by the hospital.
Hospital emergency codes are critical in enabling hospital staff to ensure the safety and well-being of patients, visitors and other staff. Recently, Code Silver was added to the standardized list of emergency codes, and involves an emergency response specific to a violent situation involving a weapon.
At Trillium Health Partners (THC) the launch of Code Silver was supported by a hospital-wide communication and education plan, which included outlining policies and procedures at each of THP’s three hospital sites, unit huddles and initiatives to raise awareness on the roles of individuals during a Code Silver, which included a mock exercise with THP’s senior leadership team.
Enjoy a 45-minute lunch break and this short presentation.
In this session, delegates will find out more about the review of Ontario’s emergency management system, which was completed in August 2017, and also about the new Ontario’s Emergency Management Action Plan, which includes initiatives such as:
On May 3, 2016 the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta was evacuated due to raging wild fires. Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray had to evacuate all their patients.
On Sunday, November 5, 2017 fire damaged a south wing of St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, taking out its logistical and nutrition services areas. As a result, 96 of its 228 residents, all of whom were seniors and people with chronic illnesses, have to be evacuated.
In this session the speakers will share:
Hospitals have become giant building-sized computers with all the benefits and vulnerabilities that come with technology. The world recently witnessed the extent of these vulnerabilities firsthand when a ransomware attack known as WannaCry rapidly infected hospitals around the world, completely crippling many in England and Scotland. How was this possible?
In this session, learn:
This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to network with peers and share emergency events that their hospital has experienced. In a round-table discussion, participants will share the lessons learned from these incidents and the actions planned or implemented to improve preparedness or mitigate future incidents.
The session aims to:
Climate change is already a major contributing factor in disasters around the world and accounting for it in emergency preparedness is becoming increasingly important.
For example: structures will have to be adapted to survive higher temperatures with longer dry spells in some areas. Taking preventative measures is the key to minimizing damages.
In this session you will hear more about climate trends, possible changes in different areas and suggestions for emergency preparedness for natural disasters.
President, International Council for Science
Co-Chair, Governing Council, Future Earth: Research for Global Sustainability
Chair, Policy, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Social Sciences Centre
Adjunct Research Professor, Departments of Geography and
Physics and Astronomy at Western University