Hot Topics for Preparedness

On Wednesday, May 8th the MRPC in partnership with the Metro Boston EMS Council hosted a conference from 8:30-4:30 at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. This full day, multidisciplinary conference featured key and emerging emergency preparedness topics and presentations. Presentations available from the conference can be found below:


-Metro Regional Preparedness Coalition- Who are We?

Jendy Dunlop, MPH, CHEP- Program manager

Tyler Bonaccorsi- Planning and Operations Coordinator

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-Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions- Lessons Learned

Mikael Main, MS- Regional Manager MEMA Region 1

Paul Brennan, NRP, CHEC- Emergency Preparedness Manager, Director EMS- Lawrence General Hospital

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-Fentanyl Exposures- Facts and Myths

Edward W Boyer, MD PhD- Director of Research and Academic Development, Department of Emergency Medicine- Brigham and Women’s Hospital

-High Consequence Infectious Disease/Bio threat Program

Eileen Searle, MPH, MS, RN/NP AGPCNP-BC- Mass General Hospital

Stefanie Lane, MPH, MS- Mass General Hospital

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-The impact of “Trauma” on First Responders

Marlene Kenney, LICSW- MA Coordinator, Trauma and Loss Counseling Service- Riverside Trauma Center