About Myles Druckman, M.D.

Vice President Medical Services, International SOS

Myles Druckman, M.D. is Vice President, Medical Services for International SOS, where he directs the Medical Consulting and Corporate Medical Staffing Services in the Americas. In this role, Dr. Druckman leads the development of customized corporate health solutions for multinational organizations that support the health of their personnel wherever they may live or work globally.

Previously, Dr. Druckman held the position of Vice President, Medical Assistance for International SOS in the Americas region. For 5 years he oversaw day-to-day medical assistance activities including the coordination of medical evacuations, while he was also responsible for the management of a number of global health projects. Prior to this role, Dr. Druckman was Regional Medical Director for International SOS in North Asia. Prior to joining International SOS, Dr. Druckman spent 5 years in Moscow, where he founded the first Western medical facilities in the former Soviet Union, in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev.

Dr. Druckman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Medical Degree from McMaster University Medical School. Dr. Druckman is also a Board member of “WaterAid” a leading Non-governmental Organization concerned with delivering water and sanitation to the most needy regions of the world.

Ebola: Tackling the Challenges and Concerns

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A new survey of Fortune 500 companies conducted earlier this week by International SOS found that, in spite of the unprecedented outbreak of Ebola, an overwhelming majority (83%) of organizations expect the flu to impact their business more than the virus in the coming months. Furthermore, less than a third of companies surveyed has had an employee request to change their travel plans or declined to travel due to the global outbreak. Read full blog post »

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How Are Companies Responding to the Ebola Outbreak Now?

The Ebola outbreak continues to grow in concern among the corporate, scholastic and NGO communities. In a poll conducted during a Sept. 4 Ebola update webinar that included senior decision makers from Fortune 100 companies, NGOs and universities, 85-percent of respondents said they are “extremely” (26-percent) or “somewhat” (59-percent) concerned about Ebola affecting their workforce. Read full blog post »

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Pandemic Plans and the Flu: By the Letters and Numbers

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Many organizations are moving their pandemic plans into “All Hazard Health Plans” that include seasonal and pandemic influenza, MERS CoV, common infectious diseases, malaria, chemical, biological, radiology and nuclear threats as well as environmental issues such as air pollution. These plans should be standardized globally, but adjustable locally to meet the local health impact and severity. With media attention growing with new outbreaks in Asia, many companies are taking another look at their plans.
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Tips for a Busy Holiday Season

International holiday travel this year is expected to be busier and more challenging than in 2012. There’s a lot happening out there, with events in Ukraine and Bangladesh, smog in China, MERS CoV in the middleeast and even several early snowfalls in the Northeastern United States. To help you minimize the risks that come with travel disruptions, we’ve come up with some common-sense guidelines you can use to have an enjoyable experience—and avoid headaches. As always, advance preparation can make the difference between a satisfying trip and one filled with inconveniences or worse. I’d encourage you to also share these tips with your employees who are traveling for business and leisure.
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After the Hajj, Health Officials on the Lookout

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As an estimated 3 million Muslims return from Mecca and Medina from the hajj, health officials around the world are on the lookout for any signs of The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The illness has caused more than 100 cases and 45 deaths since it surfaced in 2012. Read full blog post »

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H7N9 Bird Flu Virus hits China: What’s the Diagnosis?

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Recently, a strain of bird flu virus was identified (H7N9) in China that’s now affecting humans. So far, more than 30 people in Shanghai and three surrounding provinces have become infected. New cases are being reported nearly every day and there have been a significant number of fatalities.
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BRIC Benchmarking: Research Uncovers the Top Threats & Coping Strategies

Enabling companies, NGOs and universities to prosper in BRIC countries is ‘mission critical.’ Many people charged with Duty of Care and travel risk management programs this year have been discussing the medical and security risks at conference venues hosted by ASIS, SHRM, GBTA, ACTE as well as InsideNGO.
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