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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Mass Fatality Management

In the September Hot Topics, representatives from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences share how their agency developed partnerships and protocols to handle mass fatalities.

In the September session of Hot Topics in Practicerepresentatives from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences share how their agency helps plan for and respond to mass fatalities.

Despite the many day-to-day activities conducted in the name of emergency preparedness, organizations involved in these efforts are frequently judged by how well they handle incidents with large losses of life. The need for mass casualty management is clear, but how do agencies get it right?

In the September session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston, Texas, share how their agency developed partnerships and protocols to respond to mass fatalities. During the one-hour presentation, they will discuss the legal and jurisdictional challenges of death investigation, as well as the roles of public health, medicine, and law enforcement during these events.

Register today and learn how your agency can better prepare for and respond to mass fatalities.

Mass Fatality Management: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Preparedness and Response

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, noon to 1 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

  • Local, state, and tribal public health professionals
  • Emergency management staff

Presenters

Jason Wiersema, PhD, D-ABFA, D-ABMDI, Director, Forensic Emergency Management, Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

Allison Woody, MS, MEP, Preparedness Training and Exercise Coordinator, Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences


About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.

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