Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Paul D. Biddinger, MD Associate Professor of Emergency MedicineHarvard Medical SchoolDirector, Center for Disaster MedicineVice Chairman for Emergency Preparedness Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness Department of Emergency Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Boston, MAPaul D. Biddinger, MD is the Director of the Center for Disaster Medicine, and is Vice Chairman for Emergency Preparedness in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is also the Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at MGH and at Partners Healthcare. He is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Allison McGeer, MD, FRCPC Microbiologist, Infectious Disease ConsultantMount Sinai HospitalToronto, OntarioCanadaAllison McGeer, MD, FRCPC completed an undergraduate and master's degree in biochemistry, then her medical degree at the University of Toronto. She specialized in internal medicine and infectious diseases followed by a fellowship in hospital epidemiology at Yale New Haven Hospital.She returned to Mount Sinai Hospital in 1989 as a microbiologist and Director of Infection Control. Her major research interests are in the prevention of infection in hospitals and nursing homes, and the use of surveillance to advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases. She is the principal investigator of the Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network and the Ontario Group A Streptococcal Study, two collaborative surveillance networks studying the epidemiology of severe community-acquired infections.Dr. McGeer is a Professor in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. In addition to her position as Director of Infection Control at Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. McGeer is an infection control consultant to The Scarborough Hospital and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. She currently serves on Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization and on the infection control subcommittee of the Ontario Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee, and is a member of several local, provincial, and national pandemic influenza committees. She is an expert reviewer for many research funding agencies, including the Canadian Institute of Health Research and US National Institutes of Health, and has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Canadian Medical Association Journal and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Terry Ann Glauser, MD, MPH Medical DirectorPotomac Center for Medical EducationRockpointe CorporationColumbia, MDUSATerry Ann Glauser, MD, MPH, Medical Director at the Potomac Center for Medical Education, obtained her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and was a residency-trained, board-certified Emergency Medicine physician. She served as an Assistant Director of the Emergency Department of a regional burn center, was an instructor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, at Jefferson Medical College, and was a Clinical Associate in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Subsequently, she completed a Master’s in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has been involved in continuing medical education since 1995.