ist physicians and surgeons, public health officers, and hospital and health system administrators.


  1. Foster information exchange between federal officials involved in advancing emergency care and key stakeholder groups from around the country.

  2. Identify policy areas that are of great and immediate concern for emergency care stakeholders and federal policy makers.

  3. Hold discussions with federal partners regarding the policy and programmatic areas that should be the focus of coordinated federal action.

DAY 1: THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Workshop Registration

8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Workshop Overview


Art Kellermann (Workshop Chair)

Professor and Associate Dean for Health Policy

Emory School of Medicine

8:45 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address


Jeff Runge

President, Biologue, Inc.

Former Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs

Department of Homeland Security

Former Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Department of Transportation

9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Status Reports: Federal Progress Since the IOM Report Releases (2006)


Hospital-Based Emergency Care

Mike Handrigan

Acting Director, Emergency Care Coordination Center

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Department of Health and Human Services

Chair, Council on Emergency Medical Care

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