FCC to Host Pandemic Preparedness Summit

July 11, 2008

Washington, DC - Jul 8, 2008 - The Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will host a Summit on Pandemic Preparedness: Enhancing Communications Response for Health Care and First Responders, to be held on Sept. 16, 2008. The Summit will focus on communications and coordination between the health care sector, first responders, government and industry in preparation for a pandemic. The panel discussions will also highlight ways that communications may be expanded and enhanced in response to a pandemic and how the communications industry will serve an instrumental role in such a response.

The Summit will be open to the public with limited seating. To attend, preregister online at www.fcc.gov/pshs/summits/pandemic. The deadline for preregistration is Sept. 12, 2008. The summit will also be streamed online at www.fcc.gov/realaudio.

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