2015 Event Guide

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Monday, March 23, 2015 (Pre-registration is required)

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Time Session Presenter(s)
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP)
(working lunch included)
Paul V. Richter Director for VW International (Ret.)
8:30 Am - 2:30 PM The Necessary "Basics" to Develop a Successful Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
(working lunch included)

Tom Bartlett, CHEP, EMT-P

Mark E. Chambers CHEP, CHEC-II, NR-EMT-P(ret.) 

Aaron Marks, MPA, NRP, MEP

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Canine First Aide in the Field

Lori E. Gordon, DVM Veterinary Surgical Care, Inc.

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3:00 PM Canine First Aide in the Field

Lori E. Gordon, DVM Veterinary Surgical Care, Inc.

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2:30 PM - 6:30 PM Registration Opens

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Time Session Presenter(s)
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address  
8:20 AM - 9:45 AM Plenary Session 1: The Threat of Infectious Diseases: Lessons from the Past David J. Witt, MD, FIDSA
Department of Infectious Disease: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Session 2: A Nursing Home Evacuation: Lessons Learned Kathy Colantuono - Eastern VA Healthcare Coalition
Daniel Norville - Norfolk Fire-Rescue
Le'Anne Bailey Hayes - Signature Healthcare of Harbour Pointe
Session 3: Behavioral Health: Not Just a Recovery Function

Denise Bulling, PhD, LIPC - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

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Session 4: Hospital Decontamination for Assistance Dogs Accompanying Disaster Victims 

Lori E. Gordon, DVM Veterinary Surgical Care, Inc.

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Session 5: Are Your Volunteers Prepared? Creating a Vision for Volunteer Engagement Jennifer Russell MSN, RN, IBCLC, CHEP - Shelby County Health Department
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Session 6: A Corporate Community Approach to Disasters

Scott Corminer, CHEP, NRP - Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)

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Session 7: Perspectives on Victim Accounting Following Transportation Disasters 

Elias Kontanis, PhD, D-ABMDI National Transportation Safety Board
Lann Wilder, EMT-P - San Fransisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

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Session 8: Challenges of Continuity of Care for Dialysis and Home Health Patients in a Disaster Setting *Elena Ceja; *Philip Lo & *Mitch Saruwatari, MPH *Kaiser Permanente
Session 9: Psychological Trauma Building Systems to Coordinate Response and Recovery S. Atyia Martin, MPS, EMT-B
Boston Public Health Commission
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Session 10: Staffing: Where Do We Begin? 

Brett Cross - Utah Department of Health & Michael Kaduce - Urbandale Fire Department

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Session 11: Disaster Medical Deployment - Preparing to Work in Austere Conditions Dee Grimm Rn, JD - BCFS Health & Human Services
Session 12: Optimizing Partner Relationships for Effective Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) Medical Response LTC Maelien Shipman - DoD USARNORTH
Session 13: A New Model for Effective Whole Community Disaster Planning 

Mark O'Neill - University of South Florida, College of Public Health
Raymond Runo - Disasters, Strategies & Ideas Group, LLC
April Henkel - Florida Health Care Association

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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Plenary Session 14:
Ebola Response: Perspectives from Emory University Hospital and Nebraska Biocontainment Center

Angela Hewlett, MD, MS - Associate Medical Director, Nebraska Biocontainment Unit; Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases University of Nebraska Medical Center
Alexander P. Isakov, MD, MPH, - Professor of Emergency Medicine & Executive Director of Emory's Center for Emergency Preparedness & Response

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Time Session Presenter(s)
BREAKFAST - Special Interest Round Table Discussions
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Plenary Session 15:
Innovations to Advance Public Health and Medical Preparedness
Edward J. Gabriel, MPA, EMT-P, CEM - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Session 16: Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities, Access or Functional Needs Presenter: Dee Grimm RN, JD - BCFS Health & Human Services
Session 17: Search Experiences at the SR530 Landslide Thomas J. Richardson - Seattle Fire Department
Lori Gordon, DVM Veterinary Surgical Care, Inc.
Session 18: Inclusive Emergency Planning to Increase Resilience &l Protect Rights S. Atyia Martin, MPS, EMT-B Boston Public Health Commission
Session 19: The 2014 Ebola Crisis: A Review of 3 Healthcare Corporate System Responses Scott Cormier – HCA
Craig DeAtley, PA-C - MedStar Healthcare System
Tony Egan - North Shore LIJ Health System
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Session 20: Preparedness for a Domestic Biological Attack Alfred E. Piombino, NREMT, MPA, CEM - Author, Speaker & Consultant
Session 21: Coordinated Response to the SR 530 Flooding and Slide near Oso, Washington 

John Pennington - Snohomish County
Nancy Furness - Snohomish Health District
Therese Quinn - Snohomish Health District

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Session 22: Infrastructure and Post-crisis Sustainable Redevelopment 

Constance K. Haan - Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Koren V. Kanadanian - US Dept. of Health and Human Services/ASPR/NDMS/OEM/IRCT

Session 23: Community Planning for a Mass Gathering Event: Super Bowl XLIX 

Captain Michael Duran: Phoenix Fire Department; Keith E. Fehr, MS, CHFM - Maricopa Integrated Health System, Director of Emergency Management & Internal Fire; Det. Steve Rackley, Phoenix Police Department

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2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Session 24: ASPR TRACIE: What Can It Do For Me? Shayne Brannman - HHS/ASPR/OEM
Melissa Harvey - HHS/ASPR/OEM
Audrey Mazurek - ICF International, Pamela
Session 25: Diversity in Emergency Management: Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Lillian McDonald – ECHO
Therese Quinn - Snohomish Health District

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Session 26: Protect, Connect: Responding to Trauma and Creating Community Resilience Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH - Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education, Mental Health Association of New York City
Merritt Schreiber, PhD - Department of Emergency Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine
Session 27:Disaster in the Heartland: Table Top Exercise
(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Various Presenters/Facilitators

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Time Session Presenter(s)
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Session 28: From Aberfan to Africa: Dealing with Mass Death from Disasters to Disease  Joseph Scanlon, Professor Emeritus and Director ECRU
Session 29: Coalition's Approach to Regional Communication and Coordination

Mark Ross - Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

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Session 30: Arctic Emergencies: Lessons from the Snowiest Cities in the Country William Hallinan, University of Rochester
Aaron Baker, ILO, Monroe County, NY
Session 31: Anticipate. Plan. Deter: Toward a Comprehensive Model of Responder Resilience and Care   

Merritt Schreiber, PhD, UC Irvine School of Medicine; Cathy Stout, Director of Emergency Management

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Session 32: Beyond Facebook: Creative Social Media Outreach You Can Use Today Tanya Ferraro - Roanoke/Alleghany and Blue Ridge Medical Reserve Corps
Session 33: Overcoming Obstacles to Engage Hospital Executives in Preparedness Planning
Dahna Batts - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Jeffrey Bokser, MHA - NewYork Presbyterian Hospital
Meg Femino - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Joanne McGlown – McGlown - Self Consulting, LLC
Session 34: National Weather Service: Weather Ready Nation Kenneth Widelski – NWS Baltimore/Washington D.C./Maryland State Liaison
  Session 35:  The 7 Mission Essential Functions of Healthcare Bill Mangiieri CBCP, CHEP: National Healthcare Preparedness Program
Office of Emergency Management
Assistant Secretary of Preparedness & Response: U.S Dept. of Health & Human Services
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Plenary Session 36:
Current and Emerging Threats to the Electrical Grid
Dr. Terry Donat - CGH Medical Center, Chicago
David Hunt - Virginia Tech




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