W. Britt Zimmerman, D.O., FACOS
"From the Front Lines of Florence, a Surgeon’s Personal Experience"
Saturday, October 20, 2018 8am to 9am
Marquis Ballroom, Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Dr. William Britt Zimmerman, Chair of the ACOS Urological Surgery discipline and ACOS Board member, will share his experience in observing where disaster planning and healthcare intersect, and hospital emergency preparedness processes before, during, and after Hurricane Florence.
Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Dr. Zimmerman will provide a first-hand account of how he, the hospital, and other healthcare providers, readied themselves and their patients for the record breaking hurricane. 36 fatalities. 5,214 people and 1,067 pets rescued and evacuated. 354 roads closed. 1,100 personnel from 35 states. 2,000 residents in Red Cross and Community shelters. And 9 trillion gallons of water that gushed into North Carolina. (Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Sept. 26, 2018)
Don't miss this keynote which will provide key advice and guidance on how to tackle the expected and unexpected demands on the healthcare system in an emergent setting caused by extreme weather events.