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RTC Monthly Webinar Series

The Regional Training Center Monthly Webinar Series is a new, collaborative training initiative designed to plumb the depths of all-hazards preparedness and response. Each month, guest lecturers will lend subject-matter expertise to particular topics that materially impact healthcare coalitions. These 60-90-minute engagements will focus on best-practices, regulatory updates, training, incident management, and/or personal accounts of real-world responses.

  • Topics are on the NYSDOH HPP Pre-Approved List
  • Registration for all live and recorded webinars will be hosted on the NYSDOH Learning Management System (LMS). Search course catalog for RTC-BP3
  • Topics and speakers are subject to change
  • Registration deadlines are FIRM
  • Confirmations and Zoom/Webex Links will be sent to the email address linked to your NYSDOH LMS Profile.  Double check your LMS profile prior to submitting registration for email accuracy.  Zoom links will be unique to your registration and should not be shared with others.
  • Any questions regarding upcoming/past sessions should be directed to the HOST regional training center (RTC)


NOVEMBER 2021: Latest Trends in Homecare, Palliative Care & Hospice

Date/Time: November 11, 2021 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Description:  MARO RTC is hosting a panel discussion with the Home Care Association of New York and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to discuss the latest in regulations, training, credentialing and best practices.
Deadline to Register: 11/10/21
Hosted By: MARO RTC

DECEMBER 2021: Emergency Planning and Preparedness for Persons With Disabilities & Access and Functional Needs

Date/Time: December 07, 2021 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Description: WR/FLRTC has partnered with Niagara University's Emergency Management Disability Awareness Program to provide a customized training for the Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition.  The purpose of the training is to educate and sensitize emergency medical service, emergency management personnel, and those with a responsibility in healthcare emergency preparedness on equality and disability issues within the diversity spectrum. This training is recognized by the New York State Office of Emergency Management and the New York State Emergency Managers Association for its quality and content in educating individuals with responsibilities in emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery specific to person with disabilities and access and functional needs.
Presenter:  David V. Whalen, Project Director - Niagara University First/Emergency Responder Disability Awareness Training
Deadline to Register: 12/05/21
Hosted By: WR FLRTC


JULY 2021: MCI Preparedness: A Case Study

RECORDED ON: July 21, 2021
Description: MARO RTC is coordinated a case study discussion of the Boston Marathon bombing response. During this compelling interview, pre-hospital and hospital care providers from Boston will share their real-world experiences from that tragic day.  
Hosted by: MARO RTC

AUGUST 2021: Emerging Infectious Disease Readiness – Lessons from COVID-19

RECORDED ON: August 17, 2021
Description: The WR-FLRTC invited Dr. Syra Madad, DHSc, MSc, MCP, a pathogen preparedness expert and infectious disease epidemiologist and the Senior Director of the System-wide Special Pathogens Program at NYC Health + Hospitals to discuss Emerging Infectious Disease Readiness: Lessons from COVID-19.  Dr. Madad was featured in the Netflix documentary series Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak and the Discovery Channel documentary The Vaccine: Conquering COVID.
 RTC-BP3-S2 Handouts
Hosted By: WR FLRTC


SEPTEMBER 2021: Rise of the Machines: Rescue and Patient Care for Industrial and Agricultural Incidents

RECORDED ON: September 29, 2021 
Description: The CNYRTC has invited William Hallinan, RN, MSBA, Trauma Program Manager at University of Rochester Medical Center to discuss Rise of the Machines: Rescue and Patient Care for Industrial and Agricultural Incidents. This engaging presentation will focus on s systematic approach to common types of incidents and injuries that result from mechanical accidents and the development of prioritized plans of care for patients with mechanical trauma.
HANDOUTS:  RTC-BP3-S3 Handouts

Hosted by: CNY RTC

OCTOBER 2021: Leveraging Your Health Information Exchange (HIE) in Disaster Planning

RECORDED ON: October 13, 2021 
Description: Health information exchange (HIE), the sharing of clinical and administrative data across the boundaries of healthcare institutions and other health data repositories, enhances care delivery and should be integrated into Continuity of Operations (COOP)/Business Continuity Plans to ensure that patient care can be performed during a wide range of emergencies such as localized acts of nature, accidents and technological or attack-related emergencies. The WR/FLRTC hosted a panel of 3 NYS Health Information Exchange Organizations to learn how facilities can and should incorporate HIEs into emergency preparedness procedures and plans.  The panel shared how they supported the healthcare community and continuity of care during real-life emergency situations and discuss best practices for accessing networked data during a cybersecurity or other emergency incident.
Speaker Panel:
     Denise DiNoto, Chief Engagement Officer - Rochester RHIO
     Karen Romano, Sr. Vice President - HealtheConnections
     Stephen Gates, Sr. Manager, Business Development - HEALTHeLINK
Hosted By: WR FLRTC