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Restrictions are in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and save lives. For more information visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website.

Pandemic Webinar

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In this 60 minute webinar, Chris Miller will share some of her research on the history of pandemics, which provides pointers to the likely duration of COVID-19; and open discussions on the possibilities for the future of work and businesses in a post-COVID-19 world. 

Chris is one of AWSN Canberra’s Chapter Co-Leads. Her day job includes being a pandemic planner, an experienced emergency and business continuity manager (=securing businesses). Following the 2002-2004 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS, SARS-CoV or SARS-CoV-1), Chris became part of the teams that wrote and exercised the Australian Government pandemic influenza plans that have since ‘morphed’ into the 18 February 2020 COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) plan. She also worked for ACT Health during the novel A-H1N1 2009 swine flu pandemic (2009-2010). In 2013, Chris worked as a pandemic planner to procure and manage stockpiles of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other pandemic preparations for the NSW Government Department of Family and Community Services (NSW FACS). NSW FACS services include 24/7/365 residential aged and disability care facilities. Most recently, Chris has been working locally, but mostly remotely, with her clients writing and facilitating COVID-19 pandemic business continuity exercises and reviewing their pandemic continuity response plans as well as working internationally on COVID-19 impacts on supply chains, the future of work and businesses when the current pandemic abates and restrictions are progressively lifted.