GW's Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management Sponsors Forum November 13

September 21, 2001



GW Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management
cordially invites you to join The Second Forum of the 2001-2002
GW/SAIC Crisis, Disaster and Risk Forum Series:

Tuesday, November 13th, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

George Washington
The GW School of Media and Public Affairs Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St, N.W. (First Floor)

"Information Requirements For Managing Bio-Terrorism: Perspectives From Recent Events"

A Panel Discussion:

Anthony Macintyre, M.D., The George Washington University Department Of Emergency Medicine
Joseph Barbera, M.D., Co-Director, GW Institute for Crisis, Disaster, And Risk Management
John Harrald, Ph.D., Director, GW Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management

Dr. Anthony McIntyre will discuss the information requirements of hospitals and acute care practitioners.

Dr. Joseph Barbera will discuss the lessons learned in coordinating and managing information in the emergency management, public health, and acute medical care communities during the current Anthrax attack.

Dr. John Harrald will discuss the role of accurate, consistent information in enabling the public to react to the attacks.

The panelists will provide brief presentations but will encourage the audience to engage in a dialogue on these critical issues.

4:00 PM -- Refreshments and socializing
4:30 PM -- program begins


Anthony MacIntyre, MD is a Board Certified Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor with The Department of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University. His academic career has focused on Medical emergency preparedness at various levels. In particular, he has assisted in developing a mass decontamination capability for The George Washington University Hospital (key concepts recently published in JAMA) and has served as a medical advisor and coordinator for the federally sponsored Bio-terrorism exercise, TOPOFF 2000 held in Denver, Colorado last year. Dr. Macintyre has served as the medical director for Fairfax County’s Urban Search and Rescue team since 1995. His work with the team has involved deployments to the bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City (1995), the bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi (1998), the recent Pentagon incident, and to several international earthquakes.

CONTACT: Ms Irmak Renda Tanali at [email protected] or (202) 994-7528 for RSVP or if you have any questions.

SPONSOR: The Crisis Disaster and Risk Management Forum Series is sponsored by SAIC Corporation.