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Lower Manhattan’s only hospital is at 170 William St. On Sept. 11, 2001, then known as NYU Downtown Hospital, it played an important role in responding to the attack on the World Trade Center. Since 2002, as a community service it has offered an annual symposium in emergency preparedness.
This tradition will continue, even though the hospital now has a new name and a new administration. On July 1, 2013, New York Downtown Hospital became the sixth campus of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and was renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital.
This year’s symposium is titled “Superstorm Sandy –What Happens Next Time?” It will be on Friday, September 13, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (8:30 a.m. registration), at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce St.
Featured presenters all played key roles in New York’s response to the storm. They will share their experiences running hospital evacuations at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, Coney Island Hospital and New York Downtown Hospital; responding to community emergencies; coordinating city agencies and hospital networks; restoring services post-storm; and preparing for future climate events.
Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. The symposium is free and includes lunch. To register, e-mail your name and title, organization, address, daytime phone number and e-mail address to Wanda Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an e-mail confirmation within 10 days. Send questions about the symposium to Al Villacara at email@example.com. Should your plans change, notify Wanda Coleman as soon as possible so that your space can be released to others.