Appendix A
Agendas for Data-Gathering Sessions Open to the Public

Meeting 1

July 30–31, 2008


The Keck Center of the National Academies

500 Fifth Street, N.W.

Washington, DC


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

1:00 p.m.

Introductory remarks

 

Bernard Goldstein, M.D., Chair

Committee on Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems: BioWatch and the Public Health System

 

Introductions by committee members and meeting attendees

1:15

Study Context and Goals: Congressional Perspective

 

Representative David Price (D-N.C.)

Chairman, Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee

 

Discussion

1:45

Study Context and Goals: Sponsor Perspective

 

Jeffrey Runge, M.D.

Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer

Department of Homeland Security

 

Discussion

2:15

Introduction to the BioWatch Program and Its Technology

 

Robert Hooks

Deputy Assistant Secretary for WMD and Biodefense



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Appendix A Agendas for Data-Gathering Sessions Open to the Public Meeting 1 July 30–31, 2008 The Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC Wednesday, July 30, 2008 1:00 p.m. Introductory remarks Bernard Goldstein, M.D., Chair Committee on Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems: BioWatch and the Public Health System Introductions by committee members and meeting attendees 1:15 Study Context and Goals: Congressional Perspective Representative David Price (D-N.C.) Chairman, Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee Discussion 1:45 Study Context and Goals: Sponsor Perspective Jeffrey Runge, M.D. Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer Department of Homeland Security Discussion 2:15 Introduction to the BioWatch Program and Its Technology Robert Hooks Deputy Assistant Secretary for WMD and Biodefense 7

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8 EFFECTIVENESS OF NATIONAL BIOSURVEILLANCE SYSTEM Office of Health Affairs Department of Homeland Security Discussion 3:00 Introduction to Public Health Surveillance Activities at the Federal Level: Public Health Information Network (PHIN), BioSense, and Related Surveillance Tools Daniel Sosin, M.D. Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Discussion 3:45 DoD Pentagon Shield Paul Benda Director, CBRNE Directorate Pentagon Force Protection Agency Discussion 4:30 Introduction to the GAO Review of Biosurveillance Across the Federal Government William O. Jenkins, Jr. Director, Homeland Security and Justice U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Discussion 5:00 Adjourn Open Session Meeting 2 September 22–24, 2008 Conference Center, Venable LLP 575 Seventh Street, N.W. Washington, DC Monday, September 22, 2008 4:30–5:00 p.m. Intersection of Environmental Detection and Public Health Surveillance Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., M.P.H. Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota Tuesday, September 23, 2008 9:15 a.m. Introductory remarks Bernard Goldstein, M.D., Chair Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D., Vice Chair

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9 APPENDIX A Introductions by committee members and meeting attendees 9:30–11:00 Panel: Perspectives on BioWatch Detection Events: Experience and Lessons Learned Session Moderator: Marci Layton Chevelle Glymph, M.P.H., District of Columbia Department of Health Denise Sockwell, M.S.P.H., Virginia Department of Health Debora Boyle, D.V.M., Ph.D., Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota Pamela Diaz, M.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 11:00–12:30 Panel: Surveillance in Public Health and Health Care Session Moderator: Jim Buehler Atar Baer, Ph.D., Public Health, Seattle-King County, WA [by phone] Joe Gibson, Ph.D., Marion County Health Department, IN [by phone] Alana Deyneka, M.D., North Carolina Division of Public Health Richard S. Hopkins, M.D., M.S.P.H., Florida Department of Health Jerry Tokars, M.D., M.P.H., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention David Buckeridge, M.D., Ph.D., McGill University 12:30 p.m. Working Lunch 1:30–3:00 Panel: Laboratory Roles in BioWatch and Surveillance in Public Health and Health Care Session Moderator: Norman Crouch Vickie Baselski, Ph.D., University of Tennessee Hawazin Faruki, Dr.P.H., Laboratory Corporation of America Mary Gilchrist, Ph.D., Massachusetts Department of Public Health Harvey Holmes, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sudha Pottumarthy, Ph.D., Houston Public Health Laboratory [by phone] Mary Shaffran, M.P.A., Association of Public Health Laboratories Meeting 3 November 3–5, 2008 The Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC Monday, November 3, 2008 9:20 a.m. Introductory remarks Bernard Goldstein, Chair Joseph DeSimone, Vice Chair Introductions by committee members and meeting attendees 9:30 a.m. Thoughts on Biosurveillance Tara O’Toole, M.D., M.P.H. CEO and Director

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10 EFFECTIVENESS OF NATIONAL BIOSURVEILLANCE SYSTEM Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 10:15–12:15 Panel: Critical Information Needs for Decision Makers Moderator: Calvin Johnson James Hadler, M.D., M.P.H., New Haven, Connecticut Jeffrey Engel, M.D., North Carolina State Epidemiologist Herminia Palacio, M.D., M.P.H., Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services, Texas Martin Fenstersheib, M.D., M.P.H., Santa Clara County Health Department, California [by phone] 12:15 p.m. Working Lunch 12:45–1:15 Amy Altman, Ph.D. Director, Extramural Research Office Luminex Corporation 1:15–3:00 Panel: Index Case Recognition: Current Realities/Future Opportunities Moderator: Art Kellermann Kate Heilpern, M.D., Emory University Michael Bullard, M.D., University of Alberta, Edmonton Art Papier, M.D., Logical Images, Inc. Barry Rhodes, Ph.D., National Center for Public Health Informatics, CDC 3:15–5:00 Panel: Point-of-Care Diagnostics: Current Realities/Future Opportunities Moderator: Jerome Schultz Stephen Quake, D.Phil., Stanford [by phone] Frances Ligler, D.Phil., D.Sc., Naval Research Laboratory Gerald Kost, M.D., Ph.D., UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Amy Altman, Ph.D., Luminex Corporation 5:00 p.m. Adjourn Open Session Tuesday, November 4, 2008 1:45–3:15 p.m. Other Operational Approaches to Environmental Monitoring for Bioterrorism 1:45 DoD Joint Program Guardian Installation Protection Program COL Mark Malatesta Joint Project Manager–Guardian Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, DoD 2:30 Postal Service Biohazard Detection System Patrick Mendonca Senior Director, Policy and Planning U.S. Postal Service 3:15 Adjourn Open Session