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IAHSS Addresses Today’s Overarching Issues in Healthcare Security & Safety IAHSS To Host 47th AC&E

Monday, February 2, 2015  
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February 2, 2015 [Glendale Heights, IL] - Highlighting topics from Ebola to civil unrest and from workplace violence to drug diversion, IAHSS presenters will address many issues that affect healthcare security and safety leaders today.  This year’s IAHSS Annual Conference & Exhibition (AC&E) will be held at the Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch on May 3-6, 2015.

Nahid Bhadelia, M.D, M.A, will serve as the keynote speaker and discuss Building Sensible Health Safety Policies and Procedures to Address Threats from Emerging Pathogens.  Bhadelia has worked to design emergency protocols for a locally controversial Biosafety Level 4 lab at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories, which would allow BU to study high risk viruses like Ebola in a controlled environment.  She has also traveled on several occasions to Sierra Leone to treat Ebola patients.  

At the IAHSS AC&E, industry newcomers sit alongside seasoned healthcare security leaders who come together to learn about best practices and tools to improve security, safety and emergency management programs within healthcare facilities. The program includes educational sessions and networking opportunities that encourage attendees to share experiences, exchange ideas and engage in discussions. 

Presentations and sessions throughout the conference will cover topics such as: 
Civil Unrest: Security’s Role in Preparing for Man-made Surge Events
Cost vs Investment:  How Does Your C-Suite View Security?
Investigating Drug Diversion Cases 
Hospital Evacuations 
Should Hospitals have Armed Officers? 
Security Liability (a Mock Trial Event)
Women in Healthcare Security
Facility Design and the Security Role
Managing Threats and Preventing Violence in Healthcare Settings

Every year as part of the AC&E, the International Healthcare Security & Safety Foundation (IHSSF) presents their Recognition Program, which highlights security programs and management achievements and commemorates individuals, healthcare institutions and IAHSS Chapters for overall excellence and exceptional contributions in the fields of healthcare security, safety and risk management. 

For more information regarding IAHSS or IHSSF, please visit their official websites at or

About IAHSS 
The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and direction security and safety programs in healthcare institutions. Training and credentialing are the hallmarks of the organization that offers certification programs for all levels of security personnel. With over 2,000 members worldwide, IAHSS provides members with a useful network of professional peers who share their commitment to security and safety. 

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For additional information on IAHSS, please contact 
Laura Crisman at or (630) 529-3913.

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