Ebola Outbreak & ISIS Sessions Added at ASIS 2014

Additions to Education Lineup

ASIS2014 show logoOnline?? –?? Two new “ripped from the headlines” education sessions have been added to the ASIS 2014??lineup: Be Prepared as Ebola Outbreak Grows and The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS): An Evolving Threat .

Be Prepared as Ebola Outbreak Grows
Wednesday, Oct. 1
3:30-4:30 pm
Session: 4301

The World Health Organization indicates that the spread of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and expected to infect 20,000 people before it can be contained. This is the deadliest Ebola outbreak in recorded history, infecting 1,200 people and killing more than 700 so far.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel advisory for Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia in response to the outbreak. Employers should educate employees working in areas threatened by the Ebola virus about how to prevent the spread of the disease, and should be ready to respond if an employee becomes sick.

How could the Ebola virus effect you, your security department, and its holding in the affected region? Attend this session to learn how the virus is spread, risk factors, containment issues, evaluation information, and how you can prepare your security plans.

Speakers:

Robert L. Quigley, Regional Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Assistance, Americas Region International SOS

Sam Shartar, Senior Administrator, Emory University

Don Taussig CPP, Director Global Security, Land O’Lakes, Inc.

TBA, Center for Disease Control


The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS): An Evolving Threat

Monday, Sept. 29
11:00-12:00 pm
Session: 2120
Sponsored by ASIS Global Terrorism, Political Instability, and International Crime Council
?The ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits???the world’s most influential security event – is being held 29 September through 2 October 2014 in Atlanta,
Georgia USA.
ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public.