Biosecurity workshops to strengthen communities, communication

Harvard Medical School, Harvard Medical International, Harvard School of Public Health and Key3Media Group, Inc. will host a series of educational workshops designed as intense, one-day interactive seminars that will take place from May through July in Boston; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles.

From Harvard Medical School:
BioSecurity One-Day Workshops Focus on Strengthening Communication across Multiple Communities

3/25/2003 8:07:00 AM

Series of One-day Workshops Will Foster Synergies Between Government, Medicine, Academia, Defense, Science & Technology, Public Policy, Public Health and First Responders

BOSTON and LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 25, 2003– Harvard Medical School, Harvard Medical International, Harvard School of Public Health and Key3Media Group, Inc. will host a series of educational workshops preceding the BioSecurity 2003 conference, now in its second year. The workshops are designed as intense, one-day interactive seminars that will take place from May through July in Boston; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles.

“Bringing components of the conference directly to the professionals who work to keep us safe was an easy decision,” said Dr. Robert K. Crone, President and CEO of Harvard Medical International. “The workshops make multiple channels of communication available throughout the year. They also provide an additional forum to exchange ideas and information about biosecurity and bioterrorism.”

Representatives from government, defense, medicine and academia, as well as public policy makers and public health officials, will participate in targeted workshops hosted by leading experts in the areas of Preparation and Response; Information Technology and Evaluation of New Technology for First Responders to Terrorism Events; and Bioterrorism Outbreak Intervention Strategies.

The BioSecurity 2003 Workshops are scheduled as follows:

May 12, 2003 Preparation and Response to Civilian Disasters Stemming
from Biological, Chemical or Nuclear Events
Dr. Susan Briggs, Attending Surgeon in General and
Trauma, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Assistant
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Harvard Club – Boston, Massachusetts

June 2, 2003 Tutorial
Syndromic Surveillance: Outbreak Detection and Disease
Monitoring
Dr. Kenneth Mandl, Harvard Medical School and Attending
Physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at
Children’s Hospital Boston
The Omni Shoreham Hotel – Washington, D.C.

June 16, 2003 Bioterror Response Logistics with an emphasis on
Smallpox and Anthrax
Dr. Edward Kaplan, William N. and Marie A. Beach
Professor of Management Sciences, Professor of Public
Health, Yale School of Management
Harvard Club – Boston, Massachusetts

June 26, 2003 The Day After…In Georgia
An exploration of federal-, state-, local- and private-
sector response to the outbreak of a contagious
disease
Jennifer Brower, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and
Microbiology, Harvard University
Roger Molander, Senior Scientist, RAND
The Omni Shoreham Hotel – Washington, D.C.

July 21, 2003 Evaluation of New Technology for First Responders to
Terrorism Events
Rick Greenwood, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Public
Health; Director, Office of Environment, Health, and
Safety, University of California at Los Angeles
Beverly Hilton Hotel – Los Angeles, California

The first workshop, scheduled for May 12, 2003, in Boston, will begin with an 8:30 am press briefing — and officially launch the BioSecurity 2003 Workshop series. Media are invited to attend.

The interdisciplinary focus of BioSecurity 2003, combined with targeted workshops, will encourage participants to exercise practical problem solving for real world scenarios. “Reaching across international lines to exchange information about technological advances and build partnerships is essential,” said Dr. Kenneth Mandl, Harvard Medical School and Attending Physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. “The BioSecurity workshops, which feature leading experts in an array of disciplines, will serve the public well by promoting constructive dialogue across multiple communities.”

Each workshop is designed to highlight a pivotal topic in a condensed amount of time, targeting core audiences in the areas of biosecurity and bioterrorism. “As the threat of terrorism and a proliferation of various weaponries — from nuclear to biological — increases, the thrust for leading experts and technical responders to develop new technologies to protect the public at large becomes more urgent,” said Rick Greenwood, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor UCLA School of Public Health Center for Public Health and Disasters.

Additional information about workshop speakers, topics, and locations will be available online in the coming weeks. To learn more about the BioSecurity 2003 Workshop series or for registration information, please visit www.biosecuritysummit.com.

The BioSecurity 2003 conference will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., October 20-22, 2003. BioSecurity 2003 is an international scientific and educational conference designed to provide a forum for officials in the areas of government, defense, science & technology, public health, academia, and medicine, as well as those who establish and regulate public policy. The conference will feature interactive learning and foster dialogue between experts and attendees.

Media and analysts, please contact Kennedy Jones at 323/954-6219 or [email protected] to learn more about upcoming BioSecurity 2003 press activities and events. For information on the Fall BioSecurity 2003 conference please visit our homepage at www.biosecuritysummit.com.

The BioSecurity 2003 eNewsletter, compiled by Key3Media Events, chronicles the latest news and information on the subject of biosecurity and bioterrorism. Web links to government, military, academic and private enterprise are also available to the public at www.biosecuritysummit.com.

About Harvard Medical School

The Harvard Medical School faculty — the world’s largest — includes a total of 8,000 professionals with teaching and research or patient care responsibility. The research carried out by HMS faculty is at the forefront of basic biomedical science and clinical research. To learn more about Harvard Medical School, visit its web site at www.hms.harvard.edu.

About Harvard Medical International

Established in late 1994 by the Dean of Harvard Medical School, HMI is a self-supporting, non-profit subsidiary of Harvard University, and is guided by the philosophy that every citizen of the world should have easy access to high quality health care. HMI creates unique partnerships with a network of organizations internationally to promote excellence in health care, medical education, and medical research. Visit its web site at www.hms.harvard.edu/hmi.

About Harvard School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health is dedicated to promoting the public’s health and preventing disease through learning, discovery, and communication. More than 300 faculty members are engaged in teaching and training the 800-plus student body in a broad spectrum of disciplines crucial to the well being of individuals and populations around the world. Students are also trained for health leadership positions in communities and governments. For more information, visit its web site: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu.

About Key3Media Group

BioSecurity 2003 is a Key3Media event. Key3Media Group, Inc., produces information technology tradeshows and conferences. Key3Media’s products range from the IT industry’s largest exhibitions, such as COMDEX and NetWorld+Interop, to highly focused events featuring renowned educational programs, custom seminars and specialized vendor marketing programs. For more information about Key3Media, visit www.key3media.com.

Certain matters discussed in this release are “forward-looking statements,” including statements about Key3Media’s future results, plans and goals and other events which have not yet occurred. These statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can find many (but not all) of these statements by looking for words like “will,” “may,” “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans” and “estimates,” and for similar expressions. Because forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are many factors that could cause Key3Media’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this release. These include, but are not limited to, economic conditions generally and in the information technology industry in particular; the timing of Key3Media’s events and their popularity with exhibitors, sponsors and attendees; technological changes and developments; intellectual property rights; competition; capital expenditures; and factors impacting Key3Media’s international operations. In addition, the IT industry has experienced a significant downturn since the middle of 2001; and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, have adversely affected the economy generally and significantly decreased air travel in particular. These developments have and will continue to adversely affect participation and attendance at Key3Media’s events, although the Company is not able to quantify or reliably estimate the future impact that these matters may have on its businesses, results of operations or financial condition. The sections entitled “Item 1. Business – Certain Factors That May Affect our Businesses” and “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001, filed by Key3Media with the SEC contain important cautionary statements and a discussion of many of the factors that could materially affect the accuracy of Key3Media’s forward-looking statements and/or adversely affect its business, results of operations and financial position. These statements and discussions, as well as any others contained in Key3Media’s other SEC public filings, are incorporated herein by reference. Key3Media does not plan to update any forward-looking statements.

Note to Editors: BioSecurity 2003, Key3Media, COMDEX, Interop, NetWorld+Interop, and associated design marks and logos are trademarks owned or used under license by Key3Media Events, Inc., and may or may not be registered in the United States and other countries. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:
Key3Media Events
Kennedy Jones, 323/954-6219
[email protected]
or
Harvard Medical School
Don Gibbons, 617/432-0442
[email protected]
or
Harvard School of Public Health
Robin Herman, 617/432-4752
[email protected]

Source:
Key3Media Events

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