Terrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness Education.

Author:Gursky, Elin A.
Position:Educational Content


After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* evaluate examples of written emergency response plans

* foster relationships and coordination between all agencies involved in emergency preparedness, planning, and response

* implement strategies for involving the community in planning and preparedness

* design and conduct realistic health department responses and exercises

* define and integrate environmental health roles into emergency/disaster response

* summarize the results and lessons learned from the TOPOFF 2 exercise

Terrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Sunday, May 9


Terrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness Conference Opening Remarks and Keynote

Joseph M. Henderson, Associate Director for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, Office of the Director, CDC, Atlanta, GA


Governance Dilemmas for Leaders during Bioterrorism: Consensus Recommendations for Obtaining the Public's Collaboration in Response

Monica Schoch-Spana, Ph. D., Senior Fellow, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


It Can't Be Done Without Volunteers

Brian J. Supalla, M.P.H., R.E.H.S., Bioterrorism Coordinator, Yavapai County Health Department, Prescott, AZ


Strategies for Improving Public Health Capacities and Competencies in a New Era of Threats

Elin A. Gursky, Sc. D., Senior Fellow, ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, Arlington, VA

Monday, May 10


Actions Needed to Protect the Food Supply from Bioterrorism

Caroline Smith De Waal, J.D., Director, Program on Food Safety, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, DC


Facilitating a Bioterrorism Preparedness Tabletop Exercise

Carl S. Osaki, R.S., M.S.P.H., Clinical Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Tuesday, May 11


CDC Radiological and Chemical Resources Panel

This panel sponsored by CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects (EHHE) will present available resources, tools, and other support that CDC would use to augment the state and local health department response to radiological and chemical events.

Panelists: Michael A. McGeehin, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., Director of the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects: James M. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Director for Radiation Studies; Charles W. Miller, Ph.D., Chief...

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