H1N1 Influenza Preparing for and Responding to a Pandemic

H1N1 Influenza Preparing for and Responding to a Pandemic

Jointly organized  by : HKOSHA, HSEO of PolyU, SRSO, HKARMS, HKIUS, SOEHK, InstMC and CIL THK

Date, Time & Venue
Friday, 15 May 2009, 6:15pm registration for 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Room ST111, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Programme Highlights
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the virus will almost certainly become a pandemic. The clock is now ticking for businesses—already struggling with the global economic crisis—to close the gaps in their business continuity and other emergency plans and gear up to respond.The current outbreak of the H1N1 virus underscores the critical importance of effective pandemic influenza response to minimize the potential for human morbidity and mortality, to reduce social and economic disruptions, and to mitigate against organizational risk exposures. It should be emphasized that the situation involving the H1N1 pandemic is evolving rapidly, and must be monitored closely. Pandemic plans and response must include the ability to react quickly and with flexibility in response to changing scenarios in accordance with the current phase of the pandemic. Many organizations believe that at the peak of a severe pandemic, up to 75 percent of the workforce could be absent from work. With that in mind, businesses would be well-advised to ensure their emergency-response and business-continuity plans are up-to-date and include specific planning for dealing with a pandemic.  The speaker will outline the organizational pandemic preparedness and response and business continuity management.

Speaker : Brien Chan, Vice President, Human Capital Practice Leader of Marsh Risk Consulting
Registration & Enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required. Only on-line registration via http://www.hkosha.org.hk/public_enrolment/
shall be accepted.  Participant number is limited to 250 on a first-come-first-served basis. Application deadline is 15 May 2009. Successful members will be notified.  For enquiries, please contact Ms. Queenie Kwok at 23329210. 

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