World Medical Leaders Exclusive Online Presentation

September 28, 2001

World Medical Leaders recently announced an exclusive online presentation dealing with medical issues related to potential terrorist activities. These lectures presented at New York University Medical Center are now available free to all physicians around the world at (

During the lectures, New York University Medical Center faculty discussed hands-on experiences and emergency preparedness for potential biological and chemical attacks in the wake of the World Trade Center disaster. The presenters stressed how essential it is that physicians be up-to-date on key diagnostic factors, treatments, and reporting procedures. They reviewed chemical and biological agents most likely to be used in an attack. In addition, the presenters discussed what to expect in the psychological and social arenas following a terrorist attack.

Speakers included Dr. Robert S Hoffman, Medical Director of the New York Poison Control Center, as well as leading experts on infectious diseases, and psychiatry.

World Medical Leaders is the first comprehensive, physicians-only Internet site that gives doctors around the globe constant access to more than 100 of the world’s most prominent medical leaders. Dr. Norman Hollenberg, Chairman of the medical advisory board of World Medical Leaders, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and former Associate Editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, describes the dramatic impact of these lectures on the medical community. “It is astounding. Our intent was to meet physicians’ needs in a timely manner. On the very first day these lectures were viewed 25 times as often as any previous lecture premiere. Along with physicians from the U.S., clinicians from countries as far ranging as Spain, India, Brazil, Egypt, Jordan, Denmark, and Australia have already viewed the bioterrorism lectures.”

According to Dr. Gerald Imber, co-founder of World Medical Leaders, “World Medical Leaders is undeniably the way for physicians to be on top of the latest medical news. The Internet now allows us to make the medical world smaller – breaking down geographic barriers and giving every physician worldwide access to cutting edge information from the best medical minds in the world. In fact, we have more content in development related to the attacks, including lectures on post-traumatic stress disorder.”

A multi-media distance learning company, World Medical Leaders offers video-streamed lectures and symposia. All content is original and designed to be clinically relevant and practice-oriented for the physician. World Medical Leaders provides its members with the ability to interact with renowned faculty and their peers worldwide through discussion boards and specialty communities.

World Medical Leaders offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, a research library, relevant hyperlinks, and World Medical News, a daily videostream news program that provides physicians with the latest medical news and information together with commentary and analysis from the World Medical Leaders faculty.

World Medical Leaders ( is strategically partnered with the Omnicom Group. Tom Harrison of Omnicom serves as liaison with World Medical Leaders. World Medical Leaders is membership supported and accepts no advertising. Its experienced management team, seasoned technical staff and fully-equipped video webcast facilities are located at 130 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.


  • What Practicing Physicians Need To Know

  • About Potential Chemical and Biological Attacks

  • “Learning From the World Trade Center Disaster

  • And Preparing Physicians for Potential Terrorist Attacks in the Future”

Part I: Introduction and the Role of NYU During the Crisis

William Slater, MD

Chief of the Medical Service

New York University Medical Center

Eric C. Radkow, MD

Chief Medical Officer

New York University Medical Center

Martin J. Blaser, MD

Chairman of the Department of Medicine

New York University Medical Center

Part II: Psychosocial Management of Disaster/Trauma

Mack Lipkin, MD

Director, Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine

New York University Medical Center

Part III: Emergency Preparedness for Chemical Terrorism

Robert S. Hoffman, MD

Medical Director

New York Poison Control Center

Part IV: Bioterrorism Practicum 101

Robert S. Holzman, MD

Professor of Clinical and Environmental Medicine

Acting Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

New York University Medical Center

Part V: Q&A

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