Workshop Sessions


Pacific NorthWest Border Health Alliance: Forging Ahead – Wayne Dauphinee, PNWBHA

Public Health Preparedness and Response Across Borders in the Pacific Northwest – Wayne Turnburg, WA DOH


Emergency Medical Services Working Group Update – Mike Smith, Washington State Department of Health

ASTHO Directors of Public Health Preparedness Overview – Mike Harryman, Oregon Department of

Federal Nuclear Preparedness and Consequence Management – Herbert Antill, Health Canada


Welcome Address

Challenges and Lesson Learned: Bi-National/Joint/Combined Integrated Operations in Support of the 2010 Winter Olympics – Maj Gen Timothy Lowenberg, Adjutant General, Washington State

Keynote Presentation

Influenza H1N1: Mexico Experience – Isabel Vieitez , MD, Ministry of Health, Mexico

H1N1 – The States’ and Provinces’ Experiences

Great Spinaffs – Tony Marfin, MD, Washington State Department of Health

Perspectives on H1N1: Some Lessons Learned  Jay Butler, MD, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Pandemic H1N1 Influenza: What We Have Learned in British Columbia – Perry Kendall, MD, Provincial Health Officer, British Columbia

A Northern Territory’s Response to H1N1 – Brendan E. Hanley, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Yukon


The 2010 Olympics and Paralympic Games: A Health Perspective

2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games – Patty Daly, MD, Vancouver Coastal Health

BCAS 2010 Olympics – Mike Sanderson, BC Ambulance Services, Lower Mainland Region

Preparing for the 2010 Olympic Games – The WCHD Experience: Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude – Marcus Deyerin, Whatcome County Health Department, WA

Haitian Earthquake Response

Haiti’s Disaster: Past, Present, Future Captain Andrew Stevermer, USPHS Health Emergency Preparedness Liaison, Public Health Agency of Canada

Community Resilience

Community Resilience at the Nexus of Health and Security Julie Sadovich, DHS Office of Health Affairs

Developing a Holistic Strategy to Achieve Community Health Resilience Paula Scalingi, PNWER Regional Center for Disaster Resilience

North Dakota and Manitoba: Cross Border Flood Response Experience

Responding to an International Request for Assistance – And You Haven’t Done Your Homework , Gerry Delorme, Director, Office of Disaster Management, Manitoba Health

Innovations and Initiatives Panel

Using Sentinel Surveillance to Rapidly Assess Critical Care Capacity During Fall 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic, Washington – Marisa D’Angeli, MD, Washington State Department of Health

Public Health Preparedness – Returning to Public Health Core Values; Lane County Oregon Preparedness Mentoring Demonstration Project Brian Johnson, Lane County (OR) Public Health; Emergency Preparedness Program

Poster Presentations

Off-the Shelf Program for Enhanced Hospital Influenza Surveillance during the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic – Barbara Smith, Donna Fearey & Louisa Castrodale, Sue Anne Jenkerson, Alaska Health and Social Services

The Northwest Preparedness & Emergency Response Research Center (NWPERRC) – Dr Susan Allan, NWCPHP

Public Health Laboratory Planning for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games – Neil Chin, BCCDC

V2010 Contingency Response Medical Materiel Initiative – Wayne Dauphinee, BC MoHS

CHEMPACK Cross-Border Agreement and Exercise – Mike Harryman, OR PHD

Universal Biological and Chemical Agent Environmental Sampling Kits for First Responders in Alaska – Tricia Franklin, AK PHL

Integration of Health – Getting it right the first time!– Susanne Mackinnon, BC PHSA

Understanding Personal Preparedness and Risk Perception to Storm Surge Events at High Tide in the Community of Oak Bay, BC – Emily Nixon, BC MoHS

New Tools for Epidemiology & Surveillance – Barbara Progulske, OR PHD

Diversity & Inclusion in Emergency Planning– Therese Quinn, WA Snohomish HD