Orientation Session


PNWBHA Overview: Who We Are and What We Do – A Collaborative Approach to Healthcare and Public Health in the Pacific North West PDF1(Wayne Dauphinee)


International Border Response–A Collaborative Approach that is Simple, Works, and Saves Lives PDF1(Mike Smith and Dan Banks)


A Comparison of U.S. and Canadian Emergency Support Functions PDF1 (Andy Stevermer and Caitlin Harrison)





Day 1


Plenary Sessions


Raising Funds for Disaster Preparedness: Tongue-in-Cheek PDF1 (Richard Stanwick)




Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Looking Back, Moving Forward (Julie ShouldicePDF1, Maria Julia Marinissen PDF1, and Jean Luc PonceletPDF1



Pacific NorthWest Border Health Alliance – The Past, Present & Future PDF1 (Mary Selecky and John Wiesman)



Pacific Northwest Health Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection: A Dialogue with the Stakeholders PDF1(Andy Stevermer, Shawn Carby and Wayne Dauphinee)


Breakout Sessions



Session 1 – Strategies for Successful Public Health Messaging  (Tim Church, Laura Blaske, Donn Moyer)



Session 2 – Canadian and United States Medical Surge Strategies – Discussion (Sally Abbott)



Session 3 – Pertussis Epidemic Response, Washington State 2013 PDF1(Chas DeBolt)



Session 4 –  Indigenous People and Public Health Emergency Preparedness in the Northwest (Evan Adams)  and Elizabeth    Buckingham)



Session 5 – BCAS – a Provincial Approach to Preparedness – E Team PDF1  (Christine Grist and Rod Salem)



Session 6 – Port of Entry /Border Crossing Issues   PDF1(Tanya Traverse, and Charles Cunningham)

Day 2


Plenary Sessions

Environment Canada and US National Weather Service PDF1 (Ted Buehner and David Jones)

Hospital Evacuations – Perhaps not as Rare as Once Thought  PDF1 (Graham Dodd) 


Breakout Sessions


Session 7 – Laboratory Preparedness on a Global Scale   PDF1(Eric Blank and Chris Mangal)



Session 8 – Crossing the Line:  Planning for Health Care Volunteer Deployment PDF1 (Akiko M. Berkman, Scott Carlson, Moji Obiako and Eric Gebbie)



Session 9 – Regional Cascadian Seismic Zone Planning: An International Catastrophe PDF1(Dan Banks)




Pre-Workshop Working Group Sessions


Surveillance of Infectious Diseases at the BC Public Health Microbiology & Reference Laboratory PDF1 (Yin Chang)



Lyme Disease and Tick Surveillance in British Columbia  PDF1(Muhammad Morshed)



Laboratory Testing for Avian Influenza A(H7N9) PDF1 (Patrick Tang)



Engaging Indigenous Peoples in Disaster Risk Reduction PDF1 (John C. Scott on behalf of Pan American Health Organization/WHO)


American Indian Health Commission for Washington State: Improving Indian Health Through a Collective Tribal Voice and Tribal-State Collaboration PDF1 (Lou Schmitz, Consultant)


Poster Presentations



A Fast Find:  A System for Searching Public Health Trainings, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington, Primary Presenter:  Barbara Rose, MPH, Outreach and Training Design Specialist




Evaluation of Community-Based Immunization Campaign: Challenges and Lessons Learned, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington,  Primary Presenter:  Dacey Storzbach, MPHc, Research Assistant, Team member:  Luann D’Ambrosio, Med , Associate Director, Megan Rogers, MS, Evaluation Specialist




Applications in Health Emergency Management & Business Continuity: British Columbia’s Provincial Mobile Medical Unit, Provincial Health Services Authority, Primary Presenter:  Robin Gardner, Manager, Deployment & Logistics; Team members:  Peter Hennecke, Clinical Operations Director, Ross Brown, MD, Medical Director,  Jesse Veenstra, Project Coordinator




Shake Out: Past, Present and Future,   Shake Out British Columbia Organizing Committee, Primary Presenter:  Lise Anne Pierce, Canadian Red Cross




Pacific NorthWest Border Health Alliance, Washington State Department of Health: Primary presenter,   Laura Blaske, Public Awareness and Emergency Communications Manager;  Team members:  Greg Nordlund, Emergency Communications Specialist,  Cindy Marjamaa, Publications Specialist, Larry Champine, Senior Emergency Communications Specialist



Pacific NorthWest Border Health Alliance, Looking Back 2004-2012,  Washington State Department of Health, Primary presenter:   Laura Blaske, Public Awareness and Emergency Communications Manager; Team members: Greg Nordlund, Emergency Communications Specialist,  Cindy Marjamaa, Publications Specialist, Larry Champine, Senior Emergency Communications Specialist




Emergency Medical Services Work Group Capabilities and Auxiliary Transport Matrix, Provincial Programs British Columbia Ambulance Service, Emergency Management Office and Washington State Department of Health: Primary Presenters:   Rod Salem, Emergency Medical Services Workgroup Group, Director, Emergency Management Unit, Ministry of Health,   Mike Smith, Emergency Medical Services Workgroup Co-Chair EMS Coordinator, Emergency Medical Services, Terrorism and Disaster Response, Washington State Department of Health




Advancing Radiological Preparedness through Collaboration, The National Alliance for Radiation Readiness, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO):  Primary Presenter:  John Erickson, Special Assistant Washington State Department of Health, Director, Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response




Regional Provider Opinion on Triage of Pediatric Patients During Emergency Mass Critical Care, Seattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington School of Medicine:  Primary Presenter:  Mary A. King, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s; Team Members: Erin Johnson MD, Mithya Lewis-Newby MD, Douglas Diekema MD, MPH,Erica Bourget MPH, Helene Starks PhD, MPH