As Disaster Recovery in Japan Continues, International SOS Hosts Expert Panel Discusses Ongoing Nuclear Concerns, Crisis Communications Lessons Learned

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Specialists on health consequences of nuclear accidents, occupational and environmental health to weigh in.

Specialists on health consequences of nuclear accidents, occupational and environmental health to weigh in.

WHO:     International SOS is the world’s leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance, and concierge services company.

Keynote Speakers:

  •     Robert Catlin, CHP, LMP

Co-author, U.S. Department of Energy’s Report, “Health and Environmental Consequences of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident”

  •     Baruch Fischhoff, Ph.D.

Howard Heinz Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chairman, FDA Risk Communications Advisory Committee

  •     Thomas McKone, Ph.D.

UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  •     Larry Sebring, M.D.

Medical Advisor, International SOS

  •     James Seward, M.D.

Medical Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  •     Koji Wada, M.D., MSc

Junior Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, Kitasato University School of Medicine

  •     Makiko Yui, M.D., M.P.H.

Coordinating Doctor, International SOS

Moderator: Leslie M. Yee, M.D., M.P.H., President, Skylark Health Strategies, Ltd., and Chairman, ACOEM International Section

Host: Myles Druckman, M.D., Vice President, Medical Services, International SOS

WHAT:    Dealing with the Japan Disaster: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Risk, a complimentary webinar. The earthquake of historic proportions that struck Japan in March 2011 set off a devastating chain of events, including a deadly tsunami and damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant that remains unresolved months after the disaster. Questions remain about the risks posed by the damaged reactor and increased levels of radiation in the water and air surrounding the plant. And despite remarkable international aid efforts, the physical and mental recovery of survivors in Japan continues to be a long and challenging process.

Join experts appointed by the International Section of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and International SOS as they discuss the occupational and environmental health aspects of the Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, as well as the ways companies can continue to effectively communicate with and support affected employees and their families. Recent initiatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will also be discussed.

Following the discussion, webinar attendees are invited to participate in a Q&A session with the panelists listed above.

WHEN:    Thursday, June 30, 2011
    10-11 a.m. EST

HOW:    Click to attend the webinar on dealing with the Japan disaster

If you are unable to attend, use this link to request a recording of Dealing with the Japan Disaster to be emailed no later than five business days after the webinar.

WHO:     Medical, security, risk and safety, HR, compensation and benefits, business continuity and travel professionals will benefit from this webinar.

MORE INFO:    For more information, please contact:

Erin Giordano
+1-215-942-8078
erin.giordano(at)internationalsos(dot)com

Meghan Moran
+1-202-828-5068
meghan.moran(at)fleishman(dot)com

About International SOS
International SOS (http://www.internationalsos.com) is the world’s leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance, and concierge services company. Operating in over 70 countries, International SOS provides integrated medical, clinical, security, and customer care solutions to organizations with international operations. A global team of over 8,000 employees led by 970 full-time physicians and 200 security specialists provides services including planning, preventative programs, in-country expertise and emergency response to 66 percent of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

About ACOEM
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) represents more than 4,500 physicians and other health care professionals specializing in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). Founded in 1916, ACOEM is the nation's largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education. For more information about the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, contact http://www.acoem.org.

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