Ontario Marks Emergency Preparedness Week from May 5-11

“Nobody likes to imagine what would happen if an emergency were to strike their home or community, but the reality is that many people in Ontario have been affected by ice storms, floods, forest fires and other types of emergencies.” – The Honorable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General of Ontario

In one-week, emergency preparedness specialists from health care organizations will converge in Toronto to network with peers, learn from each other, and improve their organizations’ ability to respond to disasters.

The 3rd annual Conference on Emergency Preparedness for the Health Care Industry (or EPTOR as we like to call it) will take place at the BMO Education & Conference Centre, housed on the Toronto Western Hospital Campus (part of UHN), and on the first floor or the world-class research centre: the Krembil Discovery Tower.  

Sessions at a Glance:

  • Code Silver (individual with a weapon on premises) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre
  • Code Black (bomb threat on premises) at Credit Valley Hospital
  • Code Orange Responses to Toronto van attack; Danforth shooting; Humboldt Broncos hockey team accident; carbon monoxide leak at a Montreal elementary school)
  • Session on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) – presented through Skype by NHS London’s Emergency Preparedness, Resilience & Response (EPRR) Lead, Peter Boorman, who has recently been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his 16-year career in Emergency Preparedness Resilience & Response during which he led the NHS in London’s to some of the most difficult challenges and tragedies that shook the capital
  • Incident Command Systems (IMS) – Real World Adaptation
  • The Cyber Threat Landscape in Canadian Health Care

Join us on May 16th for these valuable sessions and networking opportunities and help increase your team’s emergency preparedness readiness. Please email info@oanam2.sg-host.com for questions or more info. We hope to see you there!