Keeping the World Working During the H1N1 Pandemic
Protecting Employee Health, Critical Operations, and Customer Relations

September 22-23, 2009
Minneapolis, MN

We're beyond theory, and on to reality and execution.


For the first time in our history an influenza pandemic is on a collision course with the global just-in-time economy. Are you ready?

We're convening pandemic response experts in public and private sectors who know their business and are ready to act. We'll tackle with candor, urgency, and practicality how to brace our enterprises for the months ahead.

By participating in this summit, you will:

  • Interact with pressure-tested peers willing to share what's worked for them
  • Get the straight story on vaccines, antiviral drugs, and infection control
  • Benchmark pandemic HR policies on sick leave, pay, travel, & HIPAA
  • Identify work-around tactics to deal with supply-chain shortages
  • Turn guidance into actions that will keep you in business
  • Go back to work with best-of-class knowledge and resources

Who should attend:

  • Business and healthcare leaders with responsibilities for organizational governance, operations, human resources, supply-chain management, legal, risk assessment and mitigation, strategic and crisis planning, business continuity, security, communications, investor relations, infection control, employee safety, and employee travel management
  • Government officials at all levels with responsibilities for pandemic influenza preparedness, private-sector infrastructure, protection, international and national commerce, and transportation
  • Business-related organization officials with responsibilities for providing leadership and consultation to private-sector efforts for pandemic influenza and business continuity planning and for working with government agencies to ensure support for effective business continuity planning and stockpiling of products or raw materials critical to pandemic response

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.

  • Supply Chain Inventory Gaps: Community Planning, Vendor Agreements, Supplies, Antivirals/Vaccines, Stockpiles
  • Maintaining Workforces: How to Address Staffing, Sick Time, and Credentialing/Privileges
  • Reducing Risk of Transmission: Protecting Employees and Patients Through Respiratory Protection, Protocols, and Compliance Monitoring
  • Communications: Keeping Employees, Patients, Public Health, Media, and the Community Informed
Be prepared to work.