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University Pandemic Preparedness

One Day Course
2020-03-17T09:31:50+00:00

Project Description

Second course date announced – Tuesday 31st March
Due to demand and the evolving nature of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, we would like to announce a further University Pandemic Preparedness course. Following the recent success of our first Pandemic Preparedness course, held on 5th March, this new course will take place on Tuesday 31st March in London, with the option of joining the session as a distance digital delegate.

University Pandemic Preparedness

Modern universities are truly international. Study abroad programmes, global partner institutions, academic research,  international campuses, marketing initiatives and staff travel all combine to create a global footprint which may result in significant exposure at the time of a pandemic.

Pandemics are no longer unexpected events. In the past 20 years governments, institutions and multinational organisations have had to address risks associated with SARS, MersCoV, Ebola and Swine Flu (H1N1). Universities are often ill-prepared to deal with suspect cases on campus.  Pandemic planning and preparedness reduces the probability of harm to people and university reputation by adopting a best practice preventive strategy. Robust infectious control action plans are necessary to underpin resilience and recovery.

Travel Risk Media’s one day ‘University Pandemic Preparedness’ course will arm you to better understand the human, operations, reputation and other pandemic related risks.  The course is solutions focused going beyond the academic and the sensational news reports to equip participants with practical risk mitigation measures. We highlight the relevant solutions and controls available to you and your management team. Join us in London on the day or be part of our ‘Distance Delegation’ with our remote attendance digital option.

Each Delegate will receive our Pandemic Planning Tool Kit, Readiness Checklist and a 30 Minute Readiness Assessment call with our course leader  – Dr Jonathan O’Keeffe MRCGP, MBA, BSI 18001 OH&S Lead Auditor, following the course.

Our Day

10:00  |  Welcome refreshments & Meet your class

10:30 – 10:45  |  Meet your course leader

10:45 – 11:00  |  Global Mobility – University Travel Risks .

– Study Abroad

– International Campuses

– Research & Staff Travel

11:00 – 11:30  |  Pandemic 101

– Global detailed situation update for Universities

– Case Definitions & Spotlight on: Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

– Forecasting – the decade and century ahead

11:30 – 12:00  |  Lessons Learned – Outbreaks Revisited

– SARS, MERS, Swine Flu H1N1, Avian Flu

– Global university cases studies examined

12:00 – 12:30  |  Refreshment Break

12:30 – 13:00  |  A truly global Risk Assessment

– Institutional Risk Assessment Principals

– Institution Pandemic Risk Matrix

13:00 – 13:45  |  Lunch

13:45 – 15:30 University Action Table

      • Communications
      • Travel Risk
      • Health Promotion
      • Infection Control
      • Hygiene and Sanitation
      • Suspect case management
      • Drills
      • Point of entry screening
      • Isolation and Containment Procedures
      • Contact tracing
      • Vaccination and Antiviral Medication Policy
      • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
      • Sickness Absence Management
      • Legal Considerations
      • Recovery

15:30 – 16:00  |  Resources & Recap

– Information Resource Management

– Pandemic Preparedness Audit

– Summery of the Day & ‘Readiness Call’ booking process explained

– Digital Tool Kits handed out 

How Our Distance Delegate Option Works 
We know that many of you want to ‘live steam’ the event and remain with the sessions in real time throughout the day, and also that many of wish to watch the sessions in your own time. That’s why we give you the option to do both by providing both the ‘live stream’ access log in details and post event recordings for you to watch at your own pace. You can also share these log in details and recordings with as many people across your own university as you wish. You don’t all need to be in the same place to ‘join live’ either. If there are any questions about this process please do get in touch at info@mcmillancooper.com. Those delegates joining us on the day will of course get the post event recording too.

Each Delegate Will Receive

Pandemic Delegate Toolkit

Institution Pandemic Risk Matrix

University Pandemic Preparedness Action Table & Checklist

Health Promotion Materials

Communications Templates

Following the Event:

30 Minute Readiness Call with Dr O’Keeffe – dedicated time with our course leader.

Our Course Leader:

Dr Jonathan O Keeffe, MRCGP, OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor, MBA.

Dr O’Keeffe is an International Healthcare Specialist.  He was actively involved with universities, banks, oil and gas, mining, utilities companies and other institutions during the H1N1, Ebola and MERS global outbreaks.  As a former International SOS Regional Medical Director, he specialises in site health review and institutional health risk mitigation.  In 2015, as an advisor to employers at the ILO, he helped to develop the first UN global extreme remote worker occupational health and safety guidance.

A very interesting and informative day, made all the more interesting as much of the information was specific to the University environment. It reinforced what many of us are doing or are planning to introduce as part of the wider delaying tactics were on the right lines thus giving confidence to the practitioner”.

–  Steve Wiggins, Head of Health, Safety & Security, University of Bradford

The course was very useful and timely, in a way it was reassuring to hear that we were taking the right steps to deal with the current crisis but the course content put everything into context and provides us with good insight and a view of a more holistic approach, it will allow us to work on an action plan that will be more organised and logical. The tool provided also give an insight on how to prepare if the crisis does get worse, which is expected, and in this way be more prepare and be less reactive to the situation. The conversation created and the knowledge of Dr. O Keeffe was of a high standard.”

– Maria Anderson, Group Head of Health and Wellbeing, Cambridge Assessment.

Register for University Pandemic Preparedness today

Join us on there Day – ‘Day Delegate Pass’ £499.00 +VAT

‘Distance Delegate Pass’ – Digital attendance £399.00 +VAT

(Live Stream dial in and recorded sessions will be made available to our Distance Delegates, along with full slide deck and accompanying participant notes to aid distance learning)

Please note all prices add VAT at the checkout.



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