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"Homeland Security, Public Health and Preparedness: A Mini Conference" will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8 in Webb University Center at Old Dominion University.

Free and open to the public, the conference is co-sponsored by the Old Dominion University Monarch Dance Team, Global Health Technology Infrastructure-C, National Consortium for African American Children, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The conference will cover a variety of security issues, including emergency preparedness programs, recognizing warning and danger signals of emergencies and disasters, rapid response resources for the Old Dominion community, preparedness drills, and self-protection and defense against physical and non-physical threats.

The full schedule is as follows:
Friday, Oct. 7
8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:45 Welcome & Overview, Dana Burnett, vice president of student affairs
10 "Disaster Preparation and Pre-Planning," Malinda Washington, Washington's Consultant Group
10:35 "Commonwealth of Virginia's Response to Natural Disaster Crises"
11:10 "The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Disaster Recovery," Bishop Felton Hawkins, Full Gospel Kingdom Church
Noon Lunch
"Surviving Disaster" documentary by Discovery Health Channel
2:05 "All Hazard Health and Medical Preparedness and Response," Col. Robert P. Mauskapf, USMC (Ret.)

Saturday, October 8, 2005
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:20 "Psychosocial Impact of Terrorism and Natural Disasters"
9:55 "Health Surveillance During A Disaster"
10:35 "Surviving Identity Theft," Dr. Laurie Fitts
11:10 "Disaster, Safety and Security," Dr. Diane L. Adams, Brenda Leath and Rudy Burwell, ODU assistant police chief
11:45 Luncheon Roundtable Discussion: "Call for Action - Building on Lessons Learned"

For more information call 757-328-2177.

This article was posted on: October 2, 2005

Old Dominion University
Office of University Relations

Room 100 Koch Hall Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0018
Telephone: 757-683-3114

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