MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, today announced the speakers to be featured at an expert-led symposium examining all aspects of practice recovery in New York City on November 16. Among the featured speakers will be Dr. Mike McCabe and Dr. Tim McCabe, two dentists severely impacted by Hurricane Katrina, who will discuss how they rebuilt their practices. Dr. Nick Mosca, a Director at the Mississippi State Department of Health, will discuss the process by which the Gulf Coast re-established oral health care in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Steve Axelrod of the Boswell Group, a psychologist with in-depth experience in post-disaster recovery, will discuss proven coping strategies for health professionals with their staff, patients, and families. Christopher Dalton of U.S. Small Business Administration will discuss federal support for small businesses. Representatives from the American Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Medical State Society of New Jersey, Medical State Society of New York, Nassau County Dental Society, Queens County Dental Association, and Suffolk County Dental Association will present on their efforts to assist health professionals recover from Hurricane Sandy. Other distinguished speakers will include representatives from the Insurance, Claims Management and Disaster Recovery industries. The "Recovery Empowerment Symposium: Emerging from the Storm" will be held in the Majestic Room at the Westin Times Square on November 16 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The event is free for all health care professionals (both customers of Henry Schein and non-customers), and will discuss a range of topics including: how to access Federal agencies, including the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration, and insurance carriers; how to work with banks, financial services, and suppliers; and how to enhance employee morale and stay in touch with patients. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served, and there will be a networking session for attendees and speakers at the end of the event. Dental, medical and animal health practitioners interested in attending the "Recovery Empowerment Symposium" should RSVP to Loretta Mercado at firstname.lastname@example.org or register onsite at the Westin Times Square from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on November 16. Space will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The symposium will be live-tweeted by Henry Schein on Twitter ( http://twitter.com/henryschein). Follow the #ScheinRES hashtag for symposium highlights. Proceedings will be recorded and highlights of the event will be made available shortly after the event on the Web sites of Henry Schein and partner professional health care associations. Please visit www.henryschein.com/RoadToRecovery for updated information about the availability of a simulcast. About Henry Schein, Inc.Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 15,000 Team Schein Members and serves approximately 775,000 customers. The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.5 billion in 2011, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 18 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com. SOURCE Henry Schein, Inc.