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October 19, 2018

Catastrophe Preparedness: The Role of the Dental Professional
Keynote:  Winnie Furnari, MS, RDH, FAADH, FAAFS
Winnie earned a Master’s Degree in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness from St Louis University.  She is a past president of the New Jersey Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Dental Hygienists’ Association of the State of New York. She has held numerous leadership positions on the state and local level.  She serves on the Access and Dimensions Editorial Advisory Boards, chaired the ADHA IOH Grant Review Committee. She is president of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and has been published in national and international journals.  She is a Clinical Professor at New York University College of Dentistry and teaches a Forensic Dentistry/Bioterrorism Preparedness course for dental hygienists in the Baccalaureate program. She has been recognized with numerous high-level awards and distinctions. She was awarded the 2016 ADHA Educator of the Year Award, Pfizer/ADHA Award of Excellence, the ADHA Distinguished Service Award, RDH/Philips Mentor of Distinction, and both national and international recognitions for her forensic work. As a member of the New York City Dental Identification Team, she has participated in several multiple fatality incidents.  She has had Forensic Education from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and is an active member of several Forensic organizations.  Her courses have been presented both nationally and internationally along with several articles on the topics. The courses are developed from her experience as a forensic dental hygienist with the NYS Society of Forensic Dentistry, and as a member of the NYC Chief Medical Examiner’s Dental Identification Team and her studies in Biosecurity/Disaster Preparedness.

All members of the dental field have knowledge and expertise they can contribute to Catastrophe Preparedness. We are at a high risk for natural and man-made catastrophes.  It is imperative that our readiness be addressed.  No one can prepare for every event that may occur but many phenomena will cause us to function with less than optimal resources. 

  • Participants will identify agents and their characteristics most likely to be encountered in natural, man-made or accidental events. 
  • Participants will learn the avenues of involvement both directly and indirectly, personally and professionally in preparedness and response.
  • Participants will develop the tools to prepare themselves, their places of work and their families for terrorism and catastrophes.

Emphasis is placed on the valuable role the dental professional can uniquely and jointly play in identifying, and preparing for a role in planned readiness and response both in a professional and a personal capacity.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • Bioterrorism                                                                 
    • Definition, History, Pathogens 
  • Recognize: Disease Characteristics
    • Surveillance
    • Diagnosis                                                         
  • Agents of Terror - CBRNE                                                                   
    • Chemical
    • Biological
    • Radiological
    • Nuclear
    • Explosive
  • Prepare/Respond: Professional Involvement
    • Diagnosis
    • Office Plan-Shelter- in- Place
  • Prepare/Respond: Personal Involvement
    • Home Plan-Shelter- in –Place
    • Evacuation
  • Prepare/Respond: Community Involvement
    • Volunteering – Medical Reserve Corps
    • Evacuation

A Continuing Education Units application has been submitted for approval to award six (6) Continuing Education Units (CEU) for completion of this program. 

Exhibitors from a variety of dental companies will also be available throughout the day to discuss their products and services.

Date: October 19, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (check-in begins at 8 am)
Location: SIU Carbondale Student Center, Auditorium and International Lounge, 1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, Illinois
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2018

Registration Fee: $100
Current ADHA Member: $75 - (Only with a copy of current ADHA card submitted with registration; sorry, no online registration available for this fee.)  
Full-time SIU DH Student: $40
2018 SIU DH Graduate: $40
Active Military (with copy of Military ID) - $40

**FREE Parking in the metered lot in front of the Student Center or Lot 56 south of the  the Arena.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations received in writing before Sept. 28, 2018 entitles the registrant to a refund, minus a $20 cancellation fee.  No refund will be made after that date. The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of program cancellation, only those pre-registered will be notified.

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