The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions focused on the following topics, including specific discussion of the role of the Hospital Preparedness Programs (HPP) in facilitating each of these efforts, specifically through guidance developed by the HPP.

  • Definitions of medical surge that are applicable to local, state, territorial, tribal governments, and federal government entities;

  • The capability and tools available to local, state, territorial, tribal, and federal government entities to assess the current status of preparedness to conduct medical surge operations;

    • Identify metrics that can be used to improve performance and preparedness for a mass-casualty incident; and

  • Strategies to facilitate public- and private-sector work to improve surge capability for victims and the distressed, including new or modified guidance and legal and funding mechanisms.

For each area, current capabilities, perceived gaps, future opportunities and innovative options should be identified and discussed.

Note: Continental breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions, and Workshop Objectives



Professor and Chair

Department of Emergency Medicine

New York University School of Medicine

8:05 a.m.

Charge to Workshop Speakers and Participants



Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Department of Health and Human Services

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