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Doctor, Pandemic Planning Expert to Host Webinar on Influenza H1N1

Briefing, Q&A for Organizations and Media

PHILADELPHIA, June 15 /PRNewswire/ --

    WHO:  International SOS, the world's leading provider of medical
          assistance and international healthcare, and provider of pandemic
          information and planning services to more than 350 leading companies
          around the globe:

          * Keynote Speaker: Myles Druckman, MD - disease outbreak and
            pandemic specialist
          * Moderator: Tim Daniel - corporate pandemic planning expert

    WHAT: A Webinar, open to the public and media, to discuss:

          * Updates on global influenza H1N1 activity
          * Phase 6: how did the WHO get there and what does it mean?
          * The issues that your organization may encounter during the
          * What this means from a medical and business planning perspective
            and how to use this "breathing time" to re-tool your plans
          * How does what's happening in the Southern Hemisphere translate to
            what we could see in the U.S. this fall?  What's the potential
          * As the epidemic continues, what should travelers and those who
            manage travel programs be aware of?
          * What lessons can be learned from the H1N1 outbreak so far?

          There will be an opportunity for Q&A following the presentation.

    WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2009
          2 p.m. EDT

    HOW:  Visit to register for
          the webinar

    WHY:  With more than 800 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.

    INFO: For more information, please contact:

          Erin Giordano                          Lisa Miller
          International SOS                      Fleishman-Hillard
          (215) 942-8078 (office)                (202) 857-2209 (office)
          (267) 242-0875 (mobile)                (202) 316-0147 (mobile)

About International SOS: Operating in over 70 countries, International SOS ( 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.

Tim Daniel, Group Executive Vice President,

International SOS Assistance, Inc.

Tim Daniel, Group Executive Vice President, is the senior executive participant representative on the International SOS Global Pandemic Preparedness Taskforce and is responsible for the sale and delivery of International SOS pandemic-related services in North America.

Mr. Daniel's career spans 25 years in technical, sales, marketing and general management roles. After spending five years working in the Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters of a Singapore-based multi-national computer firm, Mr. Daniel joined International SOS in 1998 as the Corporate General Manager, Sales & Marketing. He consolidated the worldwide product portfolios of the AEA and International SOS subsidiaries, supervised the development of the Group's corporate identity program and managed the deployment of the company's first global Customer Relations Management (CRM) system. In 2000, Mr. Daniel was appointed Chief Operating Officer of International SOS Online, Inc., developing industry-leading products that combine online technology with traditional on-call assistance services.

Mr. Daniel conducted post-graduate studies at Miami University School of Business in Oxford, OH and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN. He was a participant in the Leadership Philadelphia Core Program in 2007-2008 and serves on the board of Youth Build, a Philadelphia charter high school aimed at providing opportunities for out-of-school youth.

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