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With Flu Season Underway, International SOS to Host H1N1 Update Webinar

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 General News J E 4
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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 13 --

WHO:

International SOS, the world’s leading provider of medical assistance and international healthcare, and provider of pandemic information and planning services to more than 350 leading companies around the world:

  • Keynote Speaker: Myles Druckman, MD – disease outbreak and pandemic specialist
  • Moderator: Tim Daniel – corporate pandemic planning expert

WHAT:

A Webinar, open to the public and media, to discuss:

  • Vaccines: Why are they important?
  • Local surveillance: How to test what’s happening in local areas and your community
  • Absenteeism: What to expect and proactive ways to address it now
  • Importance of planning with medical expertise: Why you may need beyond the CDC guidelines
  • Lessons learned from the last pandemic wave: How can we do this better?
  • World update: What has been happening globally with H1N1

In addition, International SOS maintains a dedicated Web site about the H1N1 outbreak specifically for the public and members of the media.  The site, available at www.internationalsos.com/pandemicpreparedness, contains clinical information, travel advice, the latest flu news, pandemic preparedness tips, and more, and is a valuable resource in addition to the Webinar.

WHEN:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

1 p.m. EDT

HOW:

Visit http://www.eventsvc.com/intlsos/register/5e067678-8387-4cdd-b7bb-aa09cd148c7d to register for and access the Webinar

WHY:

With more than 800 doctors on staff in more than 70 countries, International SOS is a recognized expert in disease outbreaks and pandemic preparedness. More than 350 companies around the world subscribe to the company’s “Pandemic Information Service” and International SOS has assisted over 100 companies in developing their pandemic plans.  Since the H1N1 flu virus outbreak began, International SOS has responded to thousands of calls from members and client contacts requesting counsel and assistance as they seek the right procedures and responses to the situation.

About International SOS: Operating in over 70 countries, International SOS (http://www.internationalsos.com) helps organizations manage the health and safety risks facing their travelers and global workforce. Its services range from consultancy and planning services to 24-hour medical and security advice and assistance. It also provides emergency medical and security evacuations when there is a critical illness, accident or civil unrest. In 2008, the company handled over 1,000,000 assistance cases, including nearly 18,000 evacuations.  On average, International SOS handles one evacuation every 29 minutes and receives more than 4.25 million calls per year.

Myles Druckman, Vice President, Medical Services, Americas Region, International SOS Assistance, Inc.

Myles Druckman, M.D. is Vice President, Medical Services for International SOS, directing the Medical Consulting Services division in the Americas. In this role, Dr. Druckman leads the development of customized corporate health solutions for multinational organizations, as well as the implementation and evaluation of the programs to ensure they meet the clients’ needs.

Considered a leading disease outbreak and pandemic expert, Dr. Druckman has served as a resource for international and national media such as CBS Evening News, CNN, CNBC, Forbes and Consumer Reports on topics such as the global management of emerging diseases, pandemic preparedness, and medical crisis management.  In addition, Dr. Druckman lectures widely and publishes articles on international healthcare issues.

Previously, Dr. Druckman held the position of Vice President, Medical Assistance for International SOS in the Americas region, overseeing day-to-day medical assistance activities while also supporting global health projects for clients. Prior to this role, Dr. Druckman was Regional Medical Director for International SOS in North Asia.  Based in Beijing, China for five years, he developed and managed four International SOS Global Clinics, three International SOS Alarm Centers and 26 remote site operations.  Prior to joining International SOS, Dr. Druckman spent 5 years in Moscow, where he founded the first Western medical facilities in the former Soviet Union, in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev.  

Originally from Canada, Dr. Druckman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Medical Degree from McMaster University Medical School.  In 2000, Dr. Druckman was selected as a "Global Leader of Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum, an annual award that recognizes the world’s top 100 young leaders.

Tim Daniel, Group Executive Vice President, International SOS Assistance, Inc.

Tim Daniel, Group Executive Vice President, is the senior executive participant representative on the International SOS Global Pandemic Preparedness Taskforce and is responsible for the sale and delivery of International SOS pandemic-related services in North America.

Mr. Daniel’s career spans 25 years in technical, sales, marketing and general management roles.  After spending five years working in the Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters of a Singapore-based multi-national computer firm, Mr. Daniel joined International SOS in 1998 as the Corporate General Manager, Sales & Marketing.  He consolidated the worldwide product portfolios of the AEA and International SOS subsidiaries, supervised the development of the Group’s corporate identity program and managed the deployment of the company’s first global Customer Relations Management (CRM) system.  In 2000, Mr. Daniel was appointed Chief Operating Officer of International SOS Online, Inc., developing industry-leading products that combine online technology with traditional on-call assistance services.  

Mr. Daniel conducted post-graduate studies at Miami University School of Business in Oxford, OH and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.  He was a participant in the Leadership Philadelphia Core Program in 2007-2008 and serves on the board of Youth Build, a Philadelphia charter high school aimed at providing opportunities for out-of-school youth.

SOURCE International SOS

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