ARC 2016

This year’s ARC Conference will not hold a pre-conference workshop, but the ARC-themed panel sessions/track will continue throughout the 5 breakout sessions of National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference.

AGENDA

DAY ONE: Tuesday, December 13
6:30-7:00 AM Fitness Activity
 
7:00 AM-6:00 PM Registration
 
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
 
9:00-10:15 AM General Session featuring Keynote by Governor Tom Ridge
 
10:15-10:45 AM Networking Break
 
10:45 AM-12:00 PM Veteran to Veteran: Building Community Resilience
More resilient communities are able to respond to and recover from crises more rapidly and effectively than less resilient communities. Panelists will discuss how to incorporate the unique skills and experiences of Veterans to strengthen the resiliency of communities during disasters, and the role that the US Department of Veterans Affairs plays in ensuring health resiliency for Veterans and the Nation.
Moderator: Aram Dobalian, Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Speakers:
Tamar Wyte-Lake, Clinical Investigator, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Susan Schmitz, Senior Project Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch Discussion Featuring Dr. Nicole Lurie
 
1:30-2:45 PM Global Health Preparedness: Lessons for the US from Around the World
Disasters often have global impacts, but domestic efforts to learn from other nations’ experiences have been limited in scope. This panel will discuss innovative approaches to emergency management, disaster risk reduction, education/training, and coalition building from other nations, and the evidence-based lessons that can be applied here in the US from abroad. Topics will be examined from the non-governmental, corporate, governmental, and academic perspectives.
Moderator:
Aram Dobalian, Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Speakers:
Fred Hagigi, Deputy Director for Education Research and Training, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Amardeep Thind, Director of Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health/Professor of Family Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, Western University
 
Pape Gaye, President and CEO, IntraHealth International
 
2:45-3:30 PM Networking Break
 
3:30-4:45 PM Innovative Technological Approaches to Response  Recovery and Education
Innovative Technological Approaches to Response, Recovery and Education Panelists will discuss innovative virtual learning resources aimed at preparing staff for disasters, how telehealth can be used to improve care after disasters, and innovative approaches that use technology to improve disaster response.
Moderator:
Fred Hagigi, Deputy Director for Education Research and Training, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Speakers:
Deborah Kim, Senior Research Scientist/Medical Preparedness Consultant, Battelle
 
Anne Griffin, Senior Program Manager, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Bob Smith, Program Manager for Education Training and Exercises, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
5:00-6:00 PM Cocktail Reception (By Invitation Only)
Innovator of the Year Award Awardee:
Pape Amadou Gaye
President and CEO
IntraHealth International

DAY TWO: Wednesday  December 14
6:30-7:00 AM Fitness Activity 
 
7:00 AM-4:00 PM Registration 
 
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast 
 
8:30-9:45 AM General Session 
 
9:45-10:15 AM Networking Break 
 
10:15-11:30 AM Care Coordination Across the Continuum: Ambulatory to Inpatient Care 
The challenges that exist in coordinating care across the continuum of health services will be markedly exacerbated by a disaster. Panelists will discuss efforts to improve post-disaster access and quality of care in ambulatory clinics, hospitals, and home health agencies, how to communicate with patients about available services, challenges in scheduling missed appointments, the role of CMS’ proposed emergency requirements in care coordination, and what coalitions and integrated delivery systems such as the VA can do to improve care.
Moderator:
Aram Dobalian, Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Speakers:
Fred Hagigi, Deputy Director for Education Research and Training, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Tiffany Radcliff, Associate Department Head/Associate Professor, Texas A&M University School of Public Health
 
Tamar Wyte-Lake, Research Health Scientist, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
11:30 AM-1:00 PM Lunch 
 
1:00-2:15 PM Nurses as Leaders in Disaster Preparedness and Response: A Call to Action
Nurses comprise the largest healthcare workforce, and opportunities exist to strengthen disaster and public health emergency readiness, enhance national surge capacity, and build community resiliency to disasters. This panel presentation will describe the national disaster nursing Call to Action project and present recommendations for enhancing nurses' roles as leaders, educators, responders, policymakers, and researchers in disaster preparedness and response. Nurses and the health and human service organizations that employ them are encouraged to engage in an expansive national dialogue regarding how to best incorporate the vision and recommendations into their individual lives and the organizations for which they work.
Moderator:
Aram Dobalian, Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Speakers:
Mary Pat Couig, Program Manager of Office of Nursing Services, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Anne Griffin, Senior Program Manager, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Roberta Proffitt Lavin, Associate Dean for Academic Programs College of Nursing, University of Missouri–St Louis
 
Tener Goodwin Veenema, Associate Professor of School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University; President and CEO, Tener Consulting Group LLC
 
2:15-2:30 PM Networking Break
 
2:30-3:45 PM General Session