Meeting 3: Standing Committee on Health Threats Resilience

When: December 6, 2010 (9:00 AM Eastern)
Where: One Washington Circle Hotel (Meridian Room) • 1 Washington Circle NW, Washington, DC 20037

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

9:00– 9:15 a.m.    Welcome and Introductions
Ed Gabriel, Committee Chair

9:15 – Noon    Session 1 – Biosurveillance/Health Threat Surveillance
* What are the range of current biosurveillance systems/approaches?
* Who is data shared with? What are the data sharing issues?
* For consumers of data – what biosurveillance data are needed?
* What are the security issues – are these barriers to data sharing?
* What are the technology issues?
9:15 – 10:30    Biosurveillance Systems
* Marc Palidini, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    --New York City Syndromic Surveillance
* Jonathan Greene, DHS
    --National Biosurveillance Information System
* Sam Groseclose, CDC
    --BioSense Program and the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System

10:30 – Noon    Data Sharing, Security, and Technology Issues
* Gayle Sugiyama, National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center
* Teresa Lustig, Science and Technology, DHS
* Christy Music, Health and Medical Policy and Programs, Homeland Defense and America's Security Affairs Office, DoD


12:00 – 1:00 pm    Break for Lunch

1:00 – 4:00     Session 2 –  Health Security Data and Fusion Centers
* What are the intelligence and security information needs of the health community? What value is this information to the health community? What is the scope of “health security data”?
* Fusion centers - What’s needed to better integrate health data into the fusion centers and into law enforcement, intelligence, and other data?

Panel presentations:
* James Langenbach, New Jersey Fusion Center
* Jennifer Olsen, Fusion Cell Branch, Office of Preparedness & Emergency Operations, HHS
* Michael Ascher, California Emergency Management Agency (via phone)
* Ralph Torres, Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center


4:00        Adjourn Open Session

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