FCC's Pandemic Summit to Highlight Emergency Communications

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 on Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., in the commission's Washington, D.C., Meeting Room.

The event will focus on communications and coordination among the health care sector, first responders, government, and industry in preparation for a pandemic. Panel discussions also will explore how communications can be expanded and enhanced in response to a pandemic and how the communications industry will play an instrumental role in a response.

The summit will be open to the public, but seating is limited. To pre-register, visit www.fcc.gov/pshs/summits/pandemic or contact Sue Gilgenbach at 202-418-0639 regarding pre-registration. The deadline for pre-registration is Sept. 12. A webcast of the meeting will be available at www.fcc.gov/realaudio. For additional information about the meeting, contact Susan McLean at 202-418-7868 or susan.mclean@fcc.gov.

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