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U of M convenes a summit on the H1N1 influenza pandemic and critical business preparedness
Date:9/8/2009

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (September 8, 2009)The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota is convening an international summit on the H1N1 influenza pandemic and critical business preparedness. The summit will give business and health care leaders the practical tools, policies, and tactics to protect employee health, critical operations and customer relations during the rapidly approaching influenza season. It is estimated that the ongoing H1N1 pandemic could result in a large number of the workforce to be absent from the workplace. The faculty for the summit include many internationally recognized experts in public health and business continuity and preparedness planning and government leaders.

Who:
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota

What:
"Keeping the World Working During the H1N1 Pandemic: Protecting Employee Health, Critical Operations, and Customer Relations" - a two-day conference featuring a variety of pandemic response experts from public and private sectors.

New This Year:
Healthcare System Track: This track addresses the nuts and bolts of responding to H1N1 influenza in a healthcare setting and is designed specifically for professionals working in healthcare systems and facilities.

Where:
Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

When:

September 22, 2009
Sessions from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 23, 2009
Sessions from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about specific session times, please see the summit agenda.

Registration:
The summit is free for all media to attend, but registration is required. Your media pass grants access to all conference proceedings, except for the conference meals (including the evening reception), which can be purchased separately.

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Contact: Laura Stroup
stro0481@umn.edu
612-624-5680
University of Minnesota
Source:Eurekalert

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