2019 Quad Cities Disaster Readiness Conference

Disaster Readiness Conference Attendees

Quad Cities Disaster Readiness Conference
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  • Program: 8:15am-4:00pm
  • Doors open at 7am

Location: Waterfront Convention Center
2021 State Street
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722


Lunch will be provided for registrants.


  • Morning Session:
    • 8:15—10:15: Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker: Damon Schilling, Manager of Government Affairs for AMR / MedicWest Las Vegas - "Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting in Las Vegas"
    • 10:45—11:45: Kristin King, Clinical Safety Coordinator for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - "Biosafety and Infection Prevention: Bridging the Gap"
  • Afternoon Session:
    • 12:30–1:15pm: Rich Kinney, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service - "The National Weather Service’s Role in Providing Decision Support Services for High-Impact Weather"
    • 1:15–1:45pm: Patrick Quinn, Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Police Ministry Coordinator - "Critical Incident Stress Management"
    • 2:45–4:00pm: Mike Hingson - "World Trade Center: Survival From the 78th Floor"


Participants in this full day event will gain insight from experts in the field as they discuss lessons learned from actual events and response efforts. Presentations will provide firsthand information to first responders, support agencies, businesses and non-profits, community partners, and elected officials who will be responding, managing and recovering from a large scale disaster.

This program is a collaboration of the Iowa Service Area 5A Health Care Coalition, Rock Island & Scott County Emergency Management Agencies, Rock Island & Scott County Health Departments, Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health-Trinity, US Army Garrison Rock Island Arsenal, American Red Cross, Rock Island County Medical Reserve Corps, Community Foundations of the Great River Bend, Scott Emergency Communication Center, Rock Island Regional Office of Education, and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 8:15am to 4:00pm

Waterfront Convention Center
2021 State Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722

March 15, 2019