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OCTOBER 24-25, 2023

Keeping Your Business Safe & Operating During COVID-19
Recorded: March 10, 2020

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Understanding the nCoV19 virus – an update and overview

Panel Discussion – to provide practical advice and considerations for each of the topics below with a closer look at the policies, procedures, forms, medical directives, training, role checklists, and communications needed to implement an effective outbreak program:

  • Creating an Outbreak Team
  • Quarantine
  • Screening
  • Absence Reporting
  • Social Distancing
  • Infection Prevention and Control Measures and Best Practices
  • Integration to BCP to ensure businesses can maintain essential services and survive
  • Communications

Dr. Michael Christian
MD, MSc (Public Health), FRCPC, Medical Advisor 
Get Ready Inc.

Senior healthcare sector leader with over 30 years of experience (civilian & military)

Specialist in Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Management.

Advised 20+ governmental organizations in Canada & Internationally as well as having led 4 International Guidelines for the Response to Disasters & Pandemics.

Named in top 3 most influential authors internationally in disaster medicine for his research & publications.

Worked on front lines and leadership roles during responses to Ebola, H1N1 & SARS outbreaks

Played a leadership role in restructuring of Public Health System in Ontario following SARS and Served as an Executive Member on the Founding Board of Public Health Ontario (formerly Ontario Agency for Health Protection & Promotion Health)

Scott Ashley
CCFP, President
Get Ready Inc.

Scott is the President and co-founder of Get Ready Inc.

Scott’s strong belief is to separate policies from procedures and truly “operationalize” these often complex, policy-based programs into response-ready capabilities.

He has over twelve years experience in EMS from his early years as a paramedic where he worked in Alberta, Los Angeles, Toronto and for eight years as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic on the Bandage One helicopter based in Toronto.

Since that time Scott has founded companies that focused on first aid training, emergency Management, BCP and Pandemic planning.

Scott developed pandemic plans for many Fortune 500 clients, professional services firms and medium size companies.

Get Ready provides custom cloud-based tools so organizations can easily access their information on desktop or mobile devices; this instant access and dashboard situational awareness has been an industry game changer.

Mike Soegtrop
FBCI, Director
Get Ready Inc.

Mike is a global leader in business continuity and crisis management. With over 20 years of international experience, specialized in preparing organizations for worst-case scenarios, from natural disasters to cyber threats, while ensuring compliance to internal policies and regulatory obligations. His twenty years of experience includes Price Waterhouse Coopers, two Canadian national banks (CIBC and BMO) and two international Insurance companies (Manulife and Aon).

He is a certified Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (2007) and served as a board member and Canadian Chapter President.

Glenn Gosling-Cannell
RN, CNCC, ENCC, Program Director
Get Ready Inc.

Glenn manages the on-site Get Ready Emergency Response Teams (ERT) and works directly with our clients to achieve their emergency response goals.

Glenn completed his training in Nursing at John Moores University. Since then, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in Critical Care, Emergency Care, Critic, Flight Care, Emergency Management and Crisis Interventional Care.

Glenn is an Incident Manager with the Ontario EMAT Team. His most recent assignment was managing the returning Canadians arriving from Wuhan China.

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