Meeting

Meeting 1: Standing Committee on Medical Readiness


When: April 23, 2009 (10:30 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (Room 110) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Health Care Workforce, Public Health, Health Services, Coverage, and Access
Activity: Standing Committee on Health Threats Resilience and Workforce Resilience
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy


10:30a.m. – Noon Welcome and Introductions

Edward Gabriel, Chair


Sponsor’s Charge to the Committee

Til Jolly, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting) and

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Office of Health Affairs, DHS

Michael Zanker, Director of Health Security, Office of Health Affairs, DHS

Kathie McCracken, Medical Readiness, Office of Health Affairs, DHS


Discussion with Sponsor on Key Issues for the Standing Committee to Address


Noon – 12:45. Lunch – Keck Atrium (3rd floor)


12:45 – 1:30 IOM Standing Committees and National Academies’ Efforts on Emergency Preparedness

IOM Standing Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health (COPPE)

Maryann D’Alessandro, Associate Director for Science, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, NIOSH, CDC


IOM Standing Committee on Aerospace Medicine and the Medicine of Extreme Environments (CAMMEE)

Rich Williams, (via phone), Chief Health and Medical Officer, NASA


Related Emergency Preparedness Efforts

Andrew Pope, Director, Board on Health Sciences Policy


1:30 – 4:15 Overview of Programs Relevant to Integration of Community-Based Emergency Preparedness – Presentations and Discussion

Focus Questions: 

- What are the current strengths and limitations in the integration of your program/office’s work with state, regional, and local efforts? Where could integration of federal-state-local efforts be improved? 

- What are the major issues in improving an integrated approach to community-based emergency preparedness? Where could this committee make a contribution to improving the current level of integration and preparedness?


1:30 – 1:35 Introduction to the Session

Edward Gabriel, Chair


1:35 – 2:05 Metropolitan Medical Response System

Sebastian Heath, MMRS Program Manager, Federal Emergency Management Agency


2:05 – 2:35 State Emergency Medical Services

Robert Bass, (via phone), Executive Director, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems


2:35 – 2:45 Break


2:45 – 3:15 CDC Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response

Daniel Sosin, Director, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, CDC


3:15 – 3:45 HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Gerald Parker, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)


3:45 – 4:15 The Joint Commission – Preparedness Standards

Margaret Van Amringe, Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations, Joint Commission


4:15 – 5:00 Discussion on the Audiences and Partners 

- Who are the audience and partners for the committee’s work? 

- What are the best mechanisms for disseminating information to these groups/individuals?


5:00 Adjourn


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