Sunday, April 8, 2012

Your AOCS name badge could save your life!

As we prepare for 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo (April 29- May 2, 2012 in Long Beach California) staff hopes to provide an entertaining and safe meeting for our delegates. In this guest posting, Jeff Newman (AOCS Senior Director, Programs), reminds you of the importance of filling out the back of your name badge. 

Ever looked at the back of your name badge?
Your annual meeting name badge is meant to identify you…even if you can’t.  Did you ever look at the back of your AOCS name badge?  We’ve identified key medical information that a first responder will need to know in an emergency.  We urge you to take a few minutes to provide the details – at least an emergency contact, if nothing else.  Although AOCS has your contact information in your delegate profile, it’s probably related to your work.   On the weekend or in the evening, trying to reach someone might prove to be very difficult or at least time consuming….and time might not be on your side.

Your safety and your privacy are of the utmost importance to us.  That’s why we don’t ask for your medical information in advance.  We do not collect or store this type of information, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect yourself.    Once the meeting is over, simply tear up your name badge; your confidential information remains just that – confidential. 

It’s like insurance.  You hope you never need it, but it gives you a little peace of mind knowing you’re protected.  Be safe and enjoy this year’s Annual Meeting & Expo.

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