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January 24, 2006

CIDRAP Announces: Business Planning for Pandemic Influenza: A National Summit

We received the following announcement from Aaron Desmond at the University of Minnesota and thought it worthwhile to pass on to those of you brave enough to visit Minneapolis in February:


Host: University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

Co-sponsors: U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

• Identify the critical risk assessment and mitigation, public policy, legal, supply chain and human resource elements of comprehensive planning for business continuity in the event of an influenza pandemic.
• Provide business leaders with practical information needed to develop effective and timely corporate pandemic influenza plans.
• Identify the role that businesses should play in the development of federal, state, regional and local government pandemic influenza preparedness plans.
• Stimulate cross-business sector discussion of pandemic-related issues, interrelationships, and interdependencies of the business community.
• Provide the business community with current and comprehensive scientific information needed for pandemic influenza business continuity planning.

When: February 14-15, 2006

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Early registration is encouraged; attendance is limited both by the total number of participants and by industry sector.

Register online at www.cidrap.umn.edu/summit

Posted by dymaxion at January 24, 2006 02:32 PM

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