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Available for Interviews: Pandemic, Disease Outbreak Expert to Discuss Swine Flu
Date:4/28/2009

PHILADELPHIA, April 28 /PRNewswire/ --

    WHO:    Myles Druckman, MD, a leading disease outbreak and pandemic
            expert.  In the past, Dr. Druckman has been interviewed by
            top-tier news outlets, including CBS Evening News, CNN, CNBC, and
            The Washington Post, about SARS, avian flu, and other
            pandemic-related topics.

    WHAT:   Available to discuss the swine flu outbreak and associated topics,
            including:
            * The WHO raising the pandemic alert level - what it means and
              what comes next
            * The outbreak's economic impact on businesses and the travel
              industry
            * What those who currently are in, or have recently returned
              from, the affected areas should do, and what companies with
              employees in the affected areas should be doing
            * Pandemic preparedness planning: How are leading companies
              responding?
            * Latest available information on medical developments and
              interventions

    WHY:    Currently, Dr. Druckman serves as vice president of medical
            services for International SOS, the world's leading provider of
            medical assistance and international healthcare.

            With more than 300 doctors on staff in more than 70 countries,
            International SOS is a recognized expert in disease outbreaks and
            pandemic preparedness.  More than 350 companies around the world
            subscribe to the company's "Pandemic Information Service" and
            International SOS has assisted over 100 companies in developing
            their pandemic plans.

            As part of their response to the swine flu situation,
            International SOS launched a new Web site
            http://urgent.internationalsos.com) to provide members of the
            public with updates and critical information.

    AVAIL:  Dr. Druckman is available for in-studio, phone and email
            interviews.

About International SOS: Operating in over 70 countries, International SOS (http://www.internationalsos.com) helps organizations manage the health and safety risks facing their travelers and global workforce. Its services range from consultancy and planning services to 24-hour medical and security advice and assistance. It also provides emergency medical and security evacuations when there is a critical illness, accident or civil unrest. In 2008, the company handled over 1,000,000 assistance cases, including nearly 18,000 evacuations. On average, International SOS handles 1 evacuation every 29 minutes and receives more than 4.25 million calls per year.

Myles Druckman, Vice President, Medical Services, Americas Region, International SOS Assistance, Inc.

Myles Druckman, M.D. is Vice President, Medical Services for International SOS, directing the Medical Consulting Services division in the Americas. In this role, Dr. Druckman leads the development of customized corporate health solutions for multinational organizations, as well as the implementation and evaluation of the programs to ensure they meet the clients' needs.

Considered a leading pandemic expert and thought leader in international corporate health, Dr. Druckman has served as a resource for international and national media such as CNN, CNBC and Consumer Reports on topics such as the global management of emerging diseases, pandemic preparedness, and medical crisis management. In addition, Dr. Druckman lectures widely and publishes articles on international healthcare issues.

Previously, Dr. Druckman held the position of Vice President, Medical Assistance for International SOS in the Americas region, overseeing day-to-day medical assistance activities while also supporting global health projects for clients. Prior to this role, Dr. Druckman was Regional Medical Director for International SOS in North Asia. Based in Beijing, China for five years, he developed and managed four International SOS Global Clinics, three International SOS Alarm Centers and 26 remote site operations. Prior to joining International SOS, Dr. Druckman spent 5 years in Moscow, where he founded the first Western medical facilities in the former Soviet Union, in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev.

Originally from Canada, Dr. Druckman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Medical Degree from McMaster University Medical School. In 2000, Dr. Druckman was selected as a "Global Leader of Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum, an annual award that recognizes the world's top 100 young leaders.


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