Choose and attend any sessions from any track on the day of the Symposium; no pre-selection is required.

8:00-8:30 AM Registration/Coffee  
8:30-9:30 AM


Welcome and Keynote Speaker
Surge Planning – A Paradigm Shift
Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP, Senior Medical Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

9:30-9:45 AM Transition/Networking
  Track A – Safety and Industrial Hygiene Track B – Infection Prevention and Risk Management
Track C – Emergency Management
9:45-10:45 AM

Aligning Patient Mobilization with Early Mobility Initiatives
Tamara James, MA, CPE, CSPHP, Ergonomics Director, Duke University and Health System

Behavioral Health Best Practices and Survey Preparation
Mark Halal, LCSW, Senior Associate, Barrins and Associates
Jared Shapiro, DrPH(c), PhD(c), MPH, CEM, FAcEM, CHSP, CHEP, NRP, System Director of EHS, Montefiore Health System

Risk Communications: From Intention to Implementation
Rachel Michael, M.S., CPE, CHSP, Principal Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

10:45-11:00 AM Transition/Networking
11:00-12:00 PM

Current Trends in Blood and Body Fluid Exposures: Sharps Injuries & Mucocutaneous Exposures
Dr. Amber Hogan Mitchell, MPH, CPH, President/Executive Director, International Safety Center

Candida auris: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen
Sudha Chaturvedi, Ph.D., Director, Mycology Laboratory, New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center

Disaster Mental Health
Ali M. Gheith, MS, CEM, MEP, Director, MPA, Emergency and Disaster Management Program, School for Public Affairs and Administration Metropolitan College of New York
12:00-12:45 PM Mid-Day Remarks/Lunch/Networking
12:45-1:30 PM Plenary Session

High Reliability Organizations and Creating a Total Safety Culture
Steven J. Choi, MD, FAAP, Vice President, Chief Quality Officer, Associate Dean for Clinical Quality, Yale-New Haven Health System/Yale School of Medicine

1:30-1:45 PM Transition/Networking
1:45-2:45 PM

Best Practices for Preventing Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs
Elizabeth Frenzel, MD, MPH, Director, Employee Health and Well-being, Professor, Infectious Diseases, Infection Control & Employee Health, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Risks in Construction
David Drozdov, RPIH, CSFSM, CAI, GPRO, Director of Training, BSI

Integrated Health Systems and Coalition Building
Ed Tangredi, CEM, Director of Emergency Management, White Plains Hospital Center – New York

2:45-3:00 PM Transition/Networking
3:00-4:00 PM

Bench to Bedside: Safety’s Role on the Cutting Edge of Medical Research
Nikki Thome, Biosafety Officer, Mayo Clinic

Organizational Resilience
Tim Wren, Commercial Director, BSI Americas

Supply Chain Assessment – How well does your system work during off-hours and emergencies?
Jeffrey A. Ashkenase, MPA, Executive Vice President, Acurity, Inc | Nexera, Inc.

4:00-4:15 PM Closing Remarks

Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium for Healthcare