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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SUMMIT
AGENDA: PRECONFERENCE
Sunday, February 3, 2008

Preconference I: Preparing for a Pandemic
1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction

Peter N. Grant, JD, PhD
Partner and Co chair, Health Law Group, Davis Wright Tremaine, Editorial Board, Health Affairs, Advisory Board, Harvard Health Policy Review, Seattle, WA (Co chair)
1:15 p.m. National Pandemic Influenza Medical Countermeasure Programs

Robin Robinson, PhD
Director, Influenza, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Responses Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC
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2:00 p.m. Implementing a Continuity of Operations Plan: Essential (COP-E) for Pandemic Influenza

Jim Caverly
Director of the Partnership and Outreach Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC
2:45 p.m. Pandemic Influenza Checklists

Toby L. Merlin, MD
Director, Division of Public and Private Partnerships, National Center for Health Marketing, Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
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3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. A Health System Response to Pandemic Influenza: A Clinician's Perspective

Mary Klote, MD
Clinical Laboratory Immunologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, USU, Department of Allergy Immunology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
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4:45 p.m. Ethical Dilemmas in a Pandemic

Ross Upshur, MD
Canada Research Chair in Primary Care Research and Director, University of Toronto, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, ON, Canada
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5:30 p.m. Pandemic Recovery Planning - A Framework for Preparation

David Sarabacha, MBA
Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Portland, OR
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6:15 p.m. Adjournment

Preconference II: Hospital Surge Capacity Update
1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction: Overview of the Science of Surge

Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Director of Public Health Preparedness, Co-Director, EMS and Disaster Medical Sciences Fellowship, University of California at Irvine, School of Medicine, Former National Director, Emergency Management Office, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Orange, CA (Chair)
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1:30 p.m. Taking Surge on the Road: How to Fund, Develop and Operationalize a Medical Field Surge Unit

Dinah Cannefax
Director, Office of Emergency Management, Texas Health Resources, Hospital Representative, Advisory Board, Texas Commissioner of Health on Medical Preparedness, Arlington, TX
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2:00 p.m. Hospital Surge Strategies: Pros and Cons

George Contreras, MPH, MS, EMT-P
Director, Office Of Emergency Management, NYU Hospitals Center, New York, NY
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2:30 p.m. Utilizing Volunteers in Assisting in Surge Capacity Assessments

Brad Austin, MPH
Commander, US Public Health Service, Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness Program, Human Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
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3:00 p.m. Hospital Surge Capacity Strategies to Prepare for an Epidemic

Eric Toner, MD
Senior Associate, Center For Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
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3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Community Health Centers: An Untapped Medical Surge Capacity Asset

Kevin McCulley
Data Analyst/Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Association for Utah Community Health, Salt Lake City, UT

Joan Watson-Patko, MSW
Community Development Manager, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California
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4:15 p.m. Building Surge Capacity for Disasters and Other Public Health Emergencies Involving Children

Sarita Chung, MD
Pediatrician and Pediatric Emergency Physician, Faculty Member, Division of Emergency Medicine, and Center for Biopreparedness, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
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4:45 p.m. Practical Solutions for Capacity (Surge) Management

Barbara Bisset, PhD
Executive Director, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, NC
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5:15 p.m. Ready or Not with All Surge Populations, including the Psychologically Affected, Worried Well, and Local Residents in Proximity to the Health Care Facility?

Howard S. Gwon, MS
Director, Office of Emergency Management, Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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5:45 p.m. Adjournment

Preconference III: International Association of Emergency Managers Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Preparatory Exam Course and Examination
12:30 p.m. CEM Preparatory Exam Course

Russ Decker, CEM
First Vice President, International Association of Emergency Managers, Director, Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Allen County (OH)
4:30 p.m. Adjournment
4:45 p.m. Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Examination*
6:45 p.m. Examination Adjournment

* Candidates wishing to sit for the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Examination must register directly with IAEM and submit separate payment for both the CEM enrollment and application fees prior to sitting for the exam. To register, please complete the registration form. For more information, visit the IAEM Web Site.




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