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Event Date: Friday, April 26, 2013, 12:30 pm

Live Webcast: Boston Marathon Bombings, Lessons Learned For Saving Lives

Following the bombings at the Boston Marathon and a dramatic search for the suspects, the city’s emergency preparedness and response systems have been credited with saving lives.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Host Bob Oakes will moderate a live webcast in collaboration with The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health, exploring the underpinnings of a successful emergency preparedness system and sharing hard-won lessons applied and learned.

The webcast, “Boston Marathon Bombings: Lessons Learned for Saving Lives” will be live at wbur.org on Friday, April 26 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


  • James Hooley, chief, Boston EMS
  • JudyAnn Bigby, former Massachusetts secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Leonard Marcus, co-director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative
  • Paul Biddinger, chief, Division of Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Julio Frenk, dean, Harvard School of Public Health


  • Bob Oakes, host, WBUR’s Morning Edition

Watch the webcast live here.

ASK THE EXPERT PARTICIPANTS: E-mail questions for the expert participants any time before or during the live webcast to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu. The Forum will accommodate as many questions as we can from the online and in-person audiences.

PARTICIPATE DURING THE LIVE WEBCAST: Join the live comments, which will be featured on The Forum’s The Boston Marathon Bombings: Lessons Learned for Saving Lives webpage.

We’ll also be live-Tweeting @ForumHSPH using #bombingsresponse. Send us your questions and comments.

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