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Corporate Pandemic Preparedness Experts from Roche & PSEG to Advise Savvy Business Leaders May 15

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- When the unpredictable influenza season returns in the fall, health care officials warn that the seemingly lessening threat of the H1N1 outbreak may worsen. Operating under pandemic contingency plans already, nearly one-third of companies do not have a policy when an employee has come in contact with an ill person outside of their household, according to a Best Practices, LLC primary research study on "Managing Workforce Issues during a Flu-Like Pandemic."

Best Practices, LLC is offering timely, invaluable resources to update or to create your company's disaster management plan. Register at for a Virtual Roundtable Discussion with like-minded business peers on "Don't Let H1N1 Flu Sabotage 2009: Pandemic Planning for the Well-Prepared Business Leader," Friday, May 15 at 1 p.m. EDT. Cost: $299.

On the Agenda:

  • Key Note Speaker: Mike McGuire; Vice President, Anti-Infectives at Roche Pharmaceuticals: Mr. McGuire will share history and key insights from Roche's comprehensive pandemic planning process and speak about employee communication tactics around taking stockpiled vaccines during a pandemic.
  • Ronald Mack, MD, MPH, FACEP Corporate Medical Director of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG): Dr. Mack will share lessons from his work at PSEG as a thought leader in pandemic preparedness and planning.
  • Findings from Primary Field Research by Best Practices, LLC: Following brief expert presentations on corporate preparedness for pandemics, Best Practices researchers will review previous field research that examined the state of corporate pandemic planning.
  • Participant Open Discussion: In the final 15 minutes of the Virtual Roundtable Discussion, participants will share their action plans, ask questions of the experts and identify additional organizational issues encountered in responding to the H1N1 outbreak.

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