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Terrorism and all-hazards preparedness.

Educational Program

If you are a Terrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness Specialist, you may register for just these sessions as their own conference at a lower rate. See for the separate brochure and registration form.


Learning Objectives

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* outline the roles environmental health professionals play in terrorism and all-hazards preparedness and response

* identify ways to integrate environmental public health into emergency management

* analyze examples of health department involvement in planning, preparedness, and response activities

* relate the disaster response to the 2004 Florida hurricanes to terrorism and all-hazards preparedness planning

* identify resources available to build preparedness capacity

Highlighted Speaker CDR Robert J. Tosatto

CDR Robert J. Tosatto, R.Ph., M.P.H., M.B.A., serves as Director of the Medical Reserve Corps (MCR) Program in the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. He is responsible for overseeing the establishment and implementation of MRC units--teams of civilian volunteer medical and public health professionals--in communities across the U.S. CDR Tosatto will discuss the MRC program's background and give an update on recent MRC activities.


Highlighted Panel: Environmental Health's Response to the Florida Hurricanes

Four major hurricanes--Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne--cut a path of destruction and devastation through the state of Florida during a two-month period in 2004. Environmental health professionals responded to the post-hurricane relief efforts in a myriad of ways, from dealing with food and water sanitation, to disease prevention, to sewage spills, and overall, to ensuring the public's health. This panel will present the critical role environmental health played in the hurricane relief efforts, giving attendees a first-hand look at the applicability of environmental health in an emergency response situation.


"Attend, attend, attend!!"
Susan Kadar, Sanitarian, Mercer County Health Department, Bluefield,
West Virginia

Sunday, June 26


Resources and Assets: How to Find Help and Sources of Information for Emergency Planning

Gregory Banner, Regional Emergency Coordinator, Region I, Department of Health and Human Services, Boston, MA


Environmental Health's Role in Emergency Response

Panelists: Jack A. Brown, R.S., M.P.A., Research Instructor, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas, Wichita, KS; Christopher R. Eddy, R.E.H.S., EH Director, Hamilton County General Health District, Cincinnati, OH; Scott E. Holmes, R.E.H.S., M.S., Manager, Environmental Public Health Division, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Lincoln, NE; Robert W. Powitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.S., C.F.S.P., D.L.A.A.S., Forensic Sanitarian, R.W. Powitz & Associates, PC, Old Saybrook, CT; Ken Sharp, Executive Officer, Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, IA: and Mitch Stripling, Preparedness Education and Media Coordinator, Division of EH, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

Monday, June 27


Dedicated Exhibition Time and Poster Session

Acquire education on the programs, services, and products available to help you do your job. Located in the Exhibit Hall, take some time to peruse the posters.


Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors

Martin A. Kalis, M.A., Public Health Advisor, Environmental Public Health Readiness Branch, EEHS/NCEH/CDC, Atlanta, GA


Communicating in Times of Crisis: Lessons from the Trenches

John Erickson, M.S., Director, Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response: Gregg Grunenfelder, M.P.H., Chief Administrator, Division of EH; Tim Church, Director, Office of Communications; and Janice Adair, Assistant Secretary, Division of EH, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, WA

Tuesday, June 28


Managing Public Health Activities Using the Incident Command System

Michael R. Fraser, Ph.D., M.A., Deputy Director & Senior Analyst, NACCHO, Washington, DC: Donald F. Sutton, Ph.D., Training & Education Coordinator, Emergency Preparedness and Response Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver, CO; and James D. Spitzer, Emergency Preparedness Manager, Multnomah County Health Department, Portland, OR


Incident Command and Public Health: An Integration Model

Mary K. Janssen, R.N., M.B.A., Director of Community Nursing and Martin V. Thone, M.S., Ph.D., Division Director, Casper-Natrona County Health Department, Casper, WY


Mass Immunization Clinic Exercises

Kris M. Stokke, Southeast Colorado Public Health Planner, Prowers County Public Health, Lamar, CO; Duane Stansbury, R.S., M.P.H., Health Commissioner, Warren County Combined Health District, Lebanon, OH; and Diane Van Auker, Public Information Officer, Clark County Combined Health District, Springfield, OH


Environmental Health All-Hazards Preparedness--Florida Hurricanes and the Broad Applicability of Environmental Health in Response to Natural Disasters and Intentional Events

* Hurricanes and Local Environmental Health Response

Peter D. Thornton, M.P.H., R.S., D.A.A.S., Environmental Administrator, Florida Department of Health, Volusia County Health Department, DeLand, FL

* Environmental Health Leadership for a Hurricane Ravaged State

Heather R. Lake, M.S., M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Environmental Manager, Division of EH, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

* 4 Hurricanes and the 5 D's: Arbovirus Prevention Challenges After the Storms

Lisa Conti, D.V.M., M.P.H., D.A.C.V.P.M., Director, Division of EH, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

* Wastewater System Failures and Consequences

Chuck Luther, R.E.H.P., Environmental Manager, Volusia County Health Department, DeLand, FL

* Pre and Post Disaster Food and Waterborne Disease Activities

Roberta M. Hammond, Ph.D., Statewide Coordinator of Food and Waterborne Disease, Division of EH, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

* 1,800+ Public Water Systems Without Power: Coordination Efforts by State and County Health Departments

Robert Vincent, R.S., M.P.A., Environmental Administrator, Bureau of Water Programs, Division of EH, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

Wednesday, June 29


Public Health Training for Chemical Emergencies and Chemical Terrorism in Michigan

Erik R. Janus, M.S., Toxicologist, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, MI


Education, Energized: How New Media, Technology, and the Human Touch Will Make Everyone in Your State Know Everything

Mitch Stripling, Preparedness Education and Media Coordinator, Division of EH, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL


The Medical Reserve Corps Program: Building a Community Volunteer Program Through Collaboration

CDR Robert Tosatto, Director, Medical Reserve Corps, Rockville, MD


Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR): A Coordinated Statewide Approach to Increase Readiness Capacity for Public Health Emergencies by Mobilizing Health Professional Volunteers

Sharon L. Gehl, Public Health Operations Director and Billee Bayou, Contract Specialist Advanced, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Madison, WI


The Role of Multidisciplinary Research in Promoting Carcass Disposal Preparedness

Abbey L. Nutsch, Ph.D. and Justin Kastner, Ph.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professors, Food Safety and Security, and Jackie McClaskey, Assistant Dean and Ph.D. Candidate, Agriculture Academic Programs, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


The Journey that Counts: A National Association's Efforts to Share Preparedness Experiences at the Local Level

Claudine N. McCarthy, M.A., Senior Analyst, NACCHO, Washington, DC


A Disaster or Terrorism-Related Registry of Affected People: Protocol for Rapid Information Collection

CDR Steven G. Inserra, R.S., M.P.H., Epidemiologist, Division of Health Studies, ATSDR, Atlanta, GA
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Date:Jun 1, 2005
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