SETRAC 12th Annual Healthcare Preparedness Symposium

The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) will host the 2021 Annual Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (RHPC) Symposium on October 20-22 at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

The event is an opportunity for national collaboration, sharing of information, best practices, and innovations. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the symposium was cancelled in 2020.

“We felt it was important for our healthcare and emergency management partners to have the opportunity to discuss the incredible events of the past 18 months,” said Darrell Pile, SETRAC CEO. “COVID-19 was challenging but it sparked tremendous innovation and there are lessons learned that need to be shared.”

The Preparedness Symposium promotes resiliency in the healthcare community and will feature esteemed guest speakers from around the world as well as panel discussions. This year’s topics include healthcare, public health, EMS, public safety, trauma, and emergency management.

The RHPC Symposium is comprised of headliner keynote speakers along with practical learning and sharing sessions. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is collaborating with RHPC. Below are the subject matter experts who will participate and topics covered during the event.

  • Jamal Hoballah, MD. MBA. FACS., American University of Beirut Medical Center Vascular Surgery/ Surgical Critical Care
  • Vered Kater RN, MsN, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, St. Louis University, Global Health Educator
  • Nim Kidd, Chief of Texas Emergency Management Texas Division of Emergency Management
  • Michael Lambert CHPP, MBA, Emergency Management/Homeland Security at Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments
  • Justen Noakes, Director of Emergency Preparedness at H-E-B
  • Mark Sloan, Homeland Security & Emergency Management Coordinator at Harris County

Topics include:

  • Real World Events
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Trauma
  • Emergency Management

In addition, attendees will be able to tour a new, 53-foot trailer specifically designed to perform mobile kidney dialysis infusions. The trailer is able to support eight simultaneous infusions, a team of 4 providers, and is fully wheelchair accessible. It is completely self-contained and can operate independently of electric, water, and internet utilities.