OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Now that the World Series is over, you can focus on more important matters — like preparing for a zombie apocalypse.

In a Thursday event blending fantasy and reality, healthcare experts at Samuel Merrit University in Oakland led a discussion dedicated to undead healthcare at the first-ever Zombie Health Symposium.

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The event included academic presentations on the distinct array of ailments and maladies of the underserved zombie population, according to a statement released by the university.

Presentations  include topics like “The Zombie Brain and Proper Neuro-Neutralization Techniques,” “Occupational Therapy for the Animated Dead,” and “Using Observational Gait Analysis Techniques to Improve Survivability.”

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“The paucity of research on this traditionally underserved population is appalling,” said Dr. Gordon Giles, professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. “We shall right this wrong for the living and dead.”

Although the Center for Disease and Control have been busy keeping an Ebola outbreak under wraps, they aren’t taking any risks with zombies. The government agency has a webpage dedicated to preparing for a zombie apocalypse with tips like, “Plan your evacuation route. When zombies are hungry they won’t stop until they get food (i.e., brains), which means you need to get out of town fast!”

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