- October 21, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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In Remembrance of September 11, 2001 20 Years Ago: 20 emergency management lessons learned that can be applied to the COVID-19
Presented by Dr. Robert Emery, Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Professor of Occupational Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health.
September 11, 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that changed the course of U.S. history. Resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths, the 9/11 attacks taught us many lessons about preparing for and responding to public health disasters. But undergraduate students, who were only a few years old in 2001, are unlikely to recall how much changed after 9/11, may be underestimating the scope and magnitude of the attack. Since then, a series of other emergencies and disasters have occurred, all of which have had a substantial impact on how businesses should think about, prepare for, and respond to such calamities.
In remembrance of September 11, 2001, we present 20 emergency management lessons learned that might be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic and other looming issues. This presentation will summarize some notable emergency events that have occurred since 9/11– with the goal of ensuring that those charged with emergency preparedness and response responsibilities consider these aspects in their respective plans. Questions and answers will be given ample time.