Agenda

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018Wednesday, January 24, 2018
8:00 am
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5:40 pm
A Survivor's Story: Dual Citizenship at the Ebola Bedside - Ian Crozier, MD
8:00 am - 8:40 am
Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 8:40 am
Speaker(s):
Ian Crozier, MD

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Outline successes and failures of past outbreaks and apply lessons learned to outbreak management at your hospital

A Hospital Epidemiologist's Guide to the Galaxy - Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, MS, MBA
8:40 am - 9:10 am
Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time:
8:40 am - 9:10 am
Speaker(s):
Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, MS, MBA

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Summarize background information regarding emerging infections

Break
9:10 am - 9:30 am

Case Study 1: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers - William A. Fischer II, MD
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Speaker(s):
William A. Fischer II, MD

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
-Recognize when to be concerned about potential emerging infections
-Outline universal actions that can and should be taken to care for patients, staff, and public
-Describe diagnostics for different pathogens‚Ä®

Who's the Boss? - Robert A. Weinstein, MD
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time:
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Speaker(s):
Robert A. Weinstein, MD

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
-Distinguish the unique skills and expertise of the hospital epidemiologist
-Illustrate leadership challenges during a public health emergency and propose solutions to overcome these challenges

Lunch On Your Own
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location, Location, Location - Danielle Suminski, BSN, RN; Clement Yeh, MD; Laura Evans, MD, MSc; Patricia Lafaro, RN, BS, CIC; Jeanne S. Sheffield, MD; Thomas J. Sandora, MD, MPH; Kalpana Rengarajan, PhD, MPH, JM, RBP
12:30 pm - 3:40 pm
Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time:
12:30 pm - 3:40 pm
Speaker(s):
Multiple

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the vital role that each team member plays in response to a public health emergency
- Identify unique challenges to infection control in each setting
- Formulate effective strategies to protect healthcare providers and staff

Activity Agenda:
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - Managing Outbreaks in Ambulatory setting: Danielle Suminski, BSN, RN
1:00 - 1:40 - EMS and Emergency Department: Clement Yeh, MD
1:40 - 2:00 - Inpatient Care: ICU/Med-Surg: Laura Evans, MD
2:00 - 2:20 - Transport Infectious Patience Within Your Facility: Patricia Lafaro, RN, BS, CIC
2:20 - 2:40 - Labor and Delivery: Jeanne Sheffield, MD
2:40 - 3:00 - Pediatrics: Thomas J. Sandora, MD, MPH
3:00 - 3:40 - Environmental Services and Labs/Pathology/Mortuary: Kalpana Rengarajan, PhD, MPH, JM, RBP

Break
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

Case Study 2: Cherchez Le LTAC - Ellie J.C. Goldstein, MD
4:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Speaker(s):
Ellie J.C. Goldstein, MD

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
-Recognize when to be concerned about potential emerging infections
-Outline universal actions that can and should be taken to care for patients, staff, and public
-Describe diagnostics for Ebola virus disease

Panel Q&A
4:55 pm - 5:20 pm
Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time:
4:55 pm - 5:20 pm

Post-Survey (all participants fill out)
Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time:
5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

8:00 am
8:10 am
8:20 am
8:30 am
8:40 am
8:50 am
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9:10 am
9:20 am
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10:10 am
10:20 am
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11:50 am
12:00 pm
12:10 pm
12:20 pm
12:30 pm
12:40 pm
12:50 pm
1:00 pm
1:10 pm
1:20 pm
1:30 pm
1:40 pm
1:50 pm
2:00 pm
2:10 pm
2:20 pm
2:30 pm
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3:00 pm
3:10 pm
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6:00 pm
Case Study 3: MERS-CoV - Trish Perl, MD, MSc
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Speaker(s):
Trish Perl, MD, MSc

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize when to be concerned about potential emerging infections
-Understand universal actions that can and should be taken to care for patients, staff, and public

PCR Is Not Always the Answer - Nicholas M. Moore, PhD(c), MS, MLS(ASCP)
8:45 am - 9:15 am
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
8:45 am - 9:15 am
Speaker(s):
Nicholas M. Moore, PhD(c), MS, MLS(ASCP)

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe diagnostics tests for infectious pathogens and how to choose which tests to run - Determine when certain assays are appropriate to aid in the diagnosis of infectious pathogens

HICS and Hiccups - Kristina L. Spurgeon, MPH
9:15 am - 9:45 am
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
9:15 am - 9:45 am
Speaker(s):
Kristina L. Spurgeon, MPH

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe priority roles during a response
- Demonstrate the incident management process
- Describe how, where, and when epidemiologists fit into the HICS

Tabletop Simulation Exercise - Kristina L. Spurgeon, MPH
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Date:
Tuesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Speaker(s):
Kristina L. Spurgeon, MPH

Break
10:15 am - 10:30 am

Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse - Michael Frogel, MD, FAAP
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Speaker(s):
Michael Frogel, MD, FAAP

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Implement effective surge protocol training when an outbreak approaches

#LightsCameraAction - Eileen Korey
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Speaker(s):
Eileen Korey

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
-Describe the role of the media during emerging threats and local outbreaks
- Describe how best to use media outlets to deliver your message to the public, including television, Internet, and social media platforms
- Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of different social media formats as mass communication tools during an outbreak

Lunch On Your Own
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Hope Is Not a Plan - Angela Hewlett, MD
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Angela Hewlett, MD

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the key steps involved in preparing your facility for the next high-consequence pathogen infection
- Describe screening and travel screening tools for each location/risk assessment; MDROs
- Recognize important facilitators and barriers for preparing for emerging infections

Case Study 4: Waterborne Disease - Jennifer Hanrahan, DO, MA
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Jennifer Hanrahan, DO, MA

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe waterborne diseases
- Discuss when to suspect healthcare-acquired Legionella
- Explain methods to control Legionella spp in healthcare settings

Break
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Get Your Sim On -Marjorie Lee White, MD, MPPM, MA
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Speaker(s):
Marjorie Lee White, MD, MPPM, MA

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Review basic principles of healthcare simulation
- Know key components of effective individual, team, and system-based simulations
- Develop 3 simulation-based tactical plans to use in outbreak planning
- Implement effective simulations to help train personnel in the event of an outbreak

Keeping Up With the Krisis - Bruce Ribner, MD, MPH
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Speaker(s):
Bruce Ribner, MD, MPH

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe when preparation and containment efforts should be ramped up or stepped down

Panel Q&A
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Date:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time:
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Understand current emerging infectious disease outbreaks

Post Survey
5:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 5:15 pm