CEMPER 2009

Sponsored by VA Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards

AGENDA

DAY ONE: Tuesday, July 21
7:30-8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
8:00-8:05 AM Employee Education System (EES) Welcome and Announcements
Speaker:
Charles Johnston, EES National Project Manager, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
8:05-8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Speakers:
Lawrence Deyton, Chief Public Health and Environmental Hazards Officer, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Mike Vojtasko, Chief Consultant of Administration, Emergency Management Strategic Health Care Group, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Geraldine Coyle, Deputy Chief Consultant of Administration, Emergency Management Strategic Health Care Group, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Aram Dobalian, Chair of VHA Emergency Management Evaluation and Research Planning Group/Research Health Scientist, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
8:30-9:00 AM Perspectives from Other Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Offices
Speakers:
Cathy Rick, Chief Nursing Officer, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Joe Francis, Acting Chief Quality and Performance Officer, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
9:00-10:30 AM Perspectives from Other Federal Agencies
Speakers:
F Christy Music, Program Director of Health and Medical Defense Support of Civil Authorities OASD (HD&ASA), US Department of Defense
 
Laurence Raine, Director of Division of Mitigation and Capability Enhancement, US Department of Homeland Security
 
CDR Matt Kleiman, Branch Chief of Disaster Preparedness Training and Education, US Department of Homeland Security
 
Stacey J Arnesen, Head of Office of the Disaster Information Management Research Center Specialized Information Services, National Institutes of Health
 
10:30-10:45 AM Break
 
10:45-11:00 AM Research to Improve Emergency Preparedness and Response: Guidance from Implementation Science
Speaker:
Brian Mittman, Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support (CIPRS) Director, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
11:00-11:30 AM Office of Quality and Performance: Overview and Focus on Data
Speaker:
Lynn McQueen, Scientific Collaborations Director, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
11:30-11:50 AM Computational Modeling of Influenza Epidemics
Speaker:
Victoria Davey, Deputy Chief Public Health and Environmental Hazards Officer, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
11:50-12:05 PM Regional Healthcare Systems Assessment: A Pilot for Identifying Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and Maximizing Resource Allocations
Speaker:
Erin Downey, Senior Health Systems Analyst, IEM, Inc
 
12:05-1:00 PM LUNCH
Keynote Introduction:
Lawrence Deyton, Chief Public Health and Environmental Hazards Officer, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Keynote Speaker:
Sally Phillips, Director of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, US Department of Health and Human Services
 
1:00-2:00 PM Toward a VHA Emergency Management Research Agenda: Presentations of Planning Group’s Activities
 
Review of VA’s Emergency Management Research Portfolio
Aram Dobalian, Chair of VHA Emergency Management Evaluation and Research Planning Group/Research Health Scientist, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Published Research on Emergency Management: Results of a Literature Synthesis
Maria Claver, Research Health Scientist, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
2:00-2:30 PM Toward a VHA Emergency Management Research Agenda: Presentations of Planning Group’s Activities
Selected VA Emergency Management Studies
Aram Dobalian, Chair of VHA Emergency Management Evaluation and Research Planning Group/Research Health Scientist, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Barriers to Conducting VA Emergency Management Research
Maria Claver, Research Health Scientist, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
2:30-3:00 PM VHA Capabilities Assessment Program: Design, Methodology and Implementation
Speakers:
Beth Neiley, Project Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton
 
Craig Savageau, Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
 
3:00-3:30 PM VHA Capabilities Assessment Program: Findings
Speakers:
Beth Neiley, Project Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton
 
Hillary Kleiner, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
 
3:30-3:45 PM Break
 
3:45-5:00 PM Perspective from VHA Regional Emergency Managers and Area Emergency Managers: Disaster Responses
 
Area Emergency Managers
Ron Kirkpatrick, Jackson VA Medical Center
J Rex Oxner, Little Rock VA Medical Center
Michael S Peters, VA Central Iowa Healthcare System
 
Regional Emergency Manager
Darlene Weisman, Hines VA Medical Center
 
5:00-5:30 PM Healthcare Emergency Management Competencies
Speakers:
Joseph A Barbera, Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management Co-Director, George Washington University
 
Anthony Macintyre, Associate Professor, George Washington University; Medical Director, Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Task Force
 
5:30 PM Adjourn

DAY TWO: Wednesday, July 22
7:30-8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
 
8:00-8:10 AM Welcome and Introductions
Speakers:
Lawrence Deyton, Chief Public Health and Environmental Hazards Officer, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Aram Dobalian, Chair of VHA Emergency Management Evaluation and Research Planning Group/Research Health Scientist, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
8:10-8:50 AM American Medical Association (AMA) Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response and Publishing Disaster Research
Speaker:
James James, Director of Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response, American Medical Association; Editor-in-Chief, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
 
8:50-9:10 AM Disaster Emergency Personnel System (DEMPS) and US Department of Veterans Affairs
Speaker:
Robert Smith, DEMPS National Program Manager, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
9:10-10:30 AM VHA Case Studies
VHA National Emergency Management Needs Assessment Survey
Peter Brewster, Director of Education and Training, Emergency Management Strategic Healthcare Group (EMSHG), US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
VHA, H1N1, and Pandemic Flu
Lewis Radonovich, National Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control (COHIC) Director, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
VHA and Hurricane Katrina
Mike Vojtasko, Chief Consultant, Administration, Emergency Management Strategic Health Care Group, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
10:30-10:45 PM Break
 
10:45-11:15 PM VA/DoD Health Data Interoperability
Speakers:
William Clifton Freeman, Director of VA/DoD Health IT Sharing Program, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Joseph E Gardner, III, Acting Director of VA/DoD Health Information Sharing Directorate, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
11:15-11:25 AM Research Gaps/Opportunities: Where Do We Go From Here? Charge to Workgroups
Speaker:
Aram Dobalian, Chair of VHA Emergency Management Evaluation and Research Planning Group/Research Health Scientist, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
11:25-12:30 PM Workgroup Breakouts and Deliberations
 
Behavioral Health
Jessica M De Leon, Nova Southeastern University
 
Workforce/Education and Training
Peter Brewster, Emergency Management Strategic Health Care Group
 
Communication and Information Flow
Susan L Santos, FOCUS Group, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, VA New Jersey Healthcare System
 
Sustainability and Resilience
Lewis Radonovich, Gainesville VA Medical Center
 
Systems Questions
Laura Greci, VA San Diego Healthcare System
 
12:30-1:30 PM LUNCH
Keynote Introduction:
Lawrence Deyton, Chief Public Health and Environmental Hazards Officer, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Keynote Speaker:
Daniel Dodgen, Office for At Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Human Services Coordination Director, US Department of Health and Human Services
 
1:30-2:30 PM Workgroup Deliberations
 
2:30-2:45 PM Break
 
2:45-4:00 PM Workgroup Reports from Facilitators and Introduce Panel
 
4:00-4:45 PM Panel Comments and Large Group Discussion
Speakers:
Kelley Ann Brix, Program Director for DoD-VA Transition, US Department of Defense
 
Geraldine Coyle, Deputy Chief Consultant of Administration, Emergency Management Strategic Health Care Group, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
Lawrence Deyton, Chief Public Health and Environmental Hazards Officer, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
F Christy Music, Program Director of Health & Medical Defense Support of Civil Authorities OASD (HD&ASA), US Department of Defense
 
Sally Phillips, Director of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, US Department of Health and Human Services
 
4:45-5:00 PM Closing Remarks and Next Steps
Speaker:
Lawrence Deyton, Chief Public Health and Environmental Hazards Officer, US Department of Veterans Affairs