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11/29/2018 | Press release | Archived content

November 29, 2018 - Nationally Recognized Fire Chief Jan Rader to Address America’s Opioid Epidemic in Keynote at ZOLL Summit 2019


Edna KaplanZOLL Medical Corporation+1 (781) 639-1910[email protected]


November 29 2018-CHELMSFORD, MASS.-ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that Jan Rader, Chief of the City of Huntington, W.V., Fire Department, who was thrust into the national spotlight with the release of the short documentary 'Heroin(e)' by Netflix, will deliver a keynote speech about America's opioid epidemic on May 7 during ZOLL SUMMIT 2019 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver.

Entitled 'Making Positive Change during America's Opioid Epidemic,' Rader will discuss how the small community of Huntington, dubbed 'the overdose capital of America,' chose to own the opioid problem and became a center for solutions.

Rader came to national prominence after the release of the Oscar-nominated film, which details how three women gave the city a fighting chance by saving countless lives and helping people struggling with substance-abuse disorders return to lead productive lives. (Click here to view the trailer https://www.netflix.com/title/80192445.) In April of 2018, she was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.

Radar is the first woman to achieve the rank of fire chief in West Virginia, and since then has been breaking down barriers for women who aspire to achieve leadership positions in the emergency medical field.

Additional keynotes speakers will be announced in early 2019.

About ZOLL SUMMIT 2019

Scheduled for May 7-9 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver, the ZOLL SUMMIT 2019 marks its 22nd anniversary. Over 700 EMS/Fire professionals attend the conference, which features a dynamic curriculum combined with hands-on product training and support opportunities for ZOLL customers. Top industry experts discuss emerging trends in pre-hospital clinical care and share best practices on improving patient outcomes and operational efficiency in EMS/Fire operations.

To Register for SUMMIT 2019

To register for the conference, visit the SUMMIT Website. Register by January 18 for almost $200 off your registration. To exhibitor at the event also see SUMMIT Website. Exhibitor early bird discounts expire January 18. All questions regarding the event may be directed to Bethany Welsh at [email protected].

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.

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