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2009 National Healthcare Preparedness Evaluation and Improvement Conference:
Progress, Promising Practices, Lessons Learned

· Tuesday, July 21, 2009

· Wednesday, July 22, 2009

· Thursday, July 23, 2009

· Friday, July 24, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

8:00 am to 9:00 am    Registration and Poster Setup 

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Focus: “Defining Healthcare Preparedness”

8:00 am to 9:00 am  Continental Breakfast and Registration 
9:00 am to 9:30 am  Opening Session 
Introduction to Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker

RADM Ann Knebel
Dr. Nicole Lurie
9:30 am to 10:00 am The Value of Evaluating Healthcare Systems Preparedness Dr. Kevin Yeskey 
10:00 am to 10:40 am  HPP: Assessment and the Vision for the Future
National Healthcare Preparedness Program (NHPP)
CAPT Clare Helminiak 
10:40 am to 10:50 am  Break 
10:50 am to 11:30 pm  Progress of Healthcare Preparedness Evaluation
Program Evaluation Section (PES)
Torrance Brown, PES 
11:30 am to 12:00 pm  Healthcare Preparedness Descriptive Framework  Dr. Eric Toner, UPMC 
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm  Working Lunch / Awards:
Presentation: UPMC Evaluation Report 
Moderator: Dr. Gregg Pane
Dr. Richard Waldhorn, UPMC
1:30 pm to 1:45 pm  Break 
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm  Breakout Roundtables- Definition & Standardization of Healthcare Preparedness 
3:00 pm to 3:15 pm  Day 1 Session Wrap Up and Adjournment 
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm  Regional Coordination Meeting  HPP Project Officers/ PES 
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm  Late Breaker Session: H1N1  ASPR Leadership 

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Focus:  “Counting the Numbers and Making the Numbers Count”

8:30 am to 9:00 am  Continental Breakfast and Registration 
9:00 am to 9:30 am  How Are We Measuring Performance?                       CAPT Christine Benally, PES 
9:30 am to 10:00 am  Improving Measures of Performance  Dr. Craig Thomas, CDC 
10:00 am to 10:30 am  Measuring Performance from the Ground Up  Dr. Richard Niska, NCHS 
10:30 am to 10:45 am  Break 
10:45 am to 11:15 am  Enhancing Capability Assessment  Peter Brewster, VA 
11:15 am to 12:00pm  Panel: Assessing Partnerships  Moderator: CDR Sumner Bossler
Dr. Thomas Terndrup, Pennsylvania & Cynthia Dold, Seattle King County 
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm  Working Lunch/ Awards:
Skill Building: Introduction to Logic  Modeling
Moderator: R. Scott Dugas
Dr. Allison Hyra, Lewin Group
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm  Breakout Roundtables-Gaps & Overlaps in Level 1and 2 Capabilities  
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm  Break 
3:45 pm to 4:45 pm  Panel: Measuring Success Through Exercises/AAR  Moderator: Sandra Cosgrove
Dr. Naya McMillan, ECCC &
Dr. Christa-Marie Singleton, CDC
4:45 pm to 5:00 pm Day 2 Wrap Up and Adjournment
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Poster Session- Promising Practices

Thursday, July 23, 2009
Focus: “How Prepared Are We?”

8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am to 9:30am Field Tested: Assessment from Real Life Events CAPT Melissa Sanders
9:30 am to 10:10 am  Panel: Data- What is it Good  For? Moderator:  Cliffon Smith 
Cynthia Bascetta, Gov’t Accountability Office &  Serena Vinter, Trust for America’s Health
10:10 am to 10:20 am Break
10:20 am to 10:50 am  State Profiles  Jeffrey Geppert, Batelle 
10:50 am to 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions: Preparedness Outcomes (10 Abstracts)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Working Lunch:
Presentation: Markers of Success
Moderator: Peggy Sparr
CAPT Deborah Levy
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm Panel: Measurement & Modeling Moderator: CAPT Christine Benally
Dr. Erin Downey and Dr. Patti Aymond, IEM
Dr Christian Sandrock, UC Davis  and Tamara Chapman, Stanford
2:45 pm to 4:15 pm Breakout Roundtables: Measurements & Metrics- “Measures that Matter Most”
4:15 pm to 4:30 pm Break
4:30 pm to 5:25 pm Reporting Out: Hearing Your Voices on Measurement & Metrics
Challenges and Solutions: “Measures that Matter Most”
5:25 pm to 5:30 pm Day 3  Wrap Up and Adjournment
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Poster Sessions

Friday, July 24, 2009
Focus: Translating Promising Practices into Policy Recommendations

8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am to 9:30 am Evidence Based Decision Making: Program to Policy Dr. David Marcozzi
9:30 am to 10:30 am Panel: Leveraging Resources Through Partnerships Moderator: Dr. Cynthia Hansen
Dr. Sebastian Heath, FEMA & Susan Larsen, CMS
10:30 am to 10:45 am Break Dr. Kevin Yeskey
10:45 am to 11:15 am Closing Address
11:15 am to 11:30 am Adjournment

Healthcare Preparedness Evaluation and Improvement Conference

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