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Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative

The Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI) is a competitive fellowship program run by the UPMC Center for Health Security. ELBI identifies and provides networking opportunities for early career professionals in the many diverse fields that make up biosecurity. The 2014 ELBI fellows recently attended a workshop held at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta GA. The Fellows heard from multiple federal health security leaders, including Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC Director and Mr. Andrew Weber, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defenses Programs, Department of Defense. Topics of conversation included the response to the ongoing West African Ebola outbreak and the Global Health Security Agenda.

Fall Workshop | September 8-9, 2014

Location: CDC Roybal Campus, Building 19, Auditorium B3

 

September 7 | Evening Events

6:00 pm No-Host Happy Hour for Fellows
Location: Intercontinental Hotel Bar, Buckhead Atlanta
3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

 

Day 1 | Workshop Agenda September 8, 2014

7:00-7:30 am Breakfast on your own

7:30-8:30 am Bus transportation to CDC

8:30-9:00 am Arrival and Visitor Center Processing at CDC

9:00-9:15 am Welcome and Overview of 2 Days’ Activities
Dr. Tom Inglesby, CEO and Director, UPMC Center for Health Security

9:15-10:30 am Emerging Infectious Diseases: Threats Facing the US
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security

Panel Members:
Dr. Scott McNabb, Research Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Dr. David Heymann, Chair, Public Health England (via webcast)

Dr. Marty Cetron, Director, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine

Dr. Michael Shaw, Senior Advisor for Laboratory Science, Office of Infectious Diseases

10:30-10:45 am Break and walk to Emergency Operations Center

10:45-11:30 am Emergency Operations Center Walkthrough

11:30-11:45 am Return to Building 19

11:45-1:15 pm Structured Networking Lunch

1:15-2:30 pm Public Health Preparedness: Innovation
Moderator: Dr. Sam Groseclose, Associate Director for Science, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

Panel Members:
Dr. Joanne Andreadis, Senior Advisor for Laboratory Preparedness, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

Dr. Ian Williams, Branch Chief, Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Office of Infectious Disease

Mr. James Tyson, Situation Awareness Branch Chief, Division of Emergency Operations, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

2:30-3:15 pm CDC Director’s Remarks
Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3:15-3:30 pm Break

3:30-4:30 pm Conversation with Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs
Honorable Andrew C. Weber, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs

4:30-4:45 pm Closing Remarks and Logistics for Tomorrow
Tom Inglesby

5:00-6:00 pm Bus transportation to dinner location

 

Day 1 | Evening Events

6:30 pm Networking Dinner
Speaker: Ms. Helen Branswell, Medical Reporter for the Canadian Press
Location: Brio Tuscan Grille
2964 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305<

 

Day 2 | Workshop Agenda September 9, 2014

7:00-7:30 am Breakfast on your own

7:30-8:30 am Bus transportation to CDC

8:30-9:00 am Arrival and Visitor Center Processing at CDC

9:00-9:30 am Welcome
Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, Director (A), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

9:30-10:30 am ELBI Paper Competition Presentations
Moderator: Mr. Matthew Watson, Senior Analyst, UPMC Center for Health Security

Presenters:
Dr. Patrick Boyle: Applications of Synthetic Biology to the Detection and Remediation of Antimicrobial Resistance and Zoonotic Diseases

Dr. Richard Saint: Promoting and Exploiting Black Swans: Making the Most of the Unpredictable

Dr. Michael Patterson: The Role of Community Involvement in Establishing and Operating a High-Containment Biomedical Research Laboratory in Galveston, Texas

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45-11:45 am Global and Public Health in the Press: Ebola and Other Issues
Moderator: Ms. Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent, CNN

Panel Members:
Mr. Dave Daigle, Associate Director for Communication, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

Mr. Tom Skinner, CDC Public Affairs Officer

11:45-12:30 pm Lunch Break and Discussion Time

12:30-1:30 pm CDC Approach to the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance
Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Associate Director for Health Care Associated Infection Prevention Programs

1:30-2:30 pm ELBI Paper Competition Presentations
Moderator: Ms. Crystal Boddie, Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security

Presenters
Ms. Rebecca Fish: A New Business Model for Health Security: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Mr. Chas Eby: Global Agenda, Local Health: Including Concepts of Health Security in Preparedness Programs at the Jurisdictional Level

2:30-3:00 pm Break

3:00-4:30 pm Biosecurity Issues Seminar
Mr. Randy Larsen, Founding Director, The WMD Center

4:30-4:45 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

5:00 pm Transportation
Bus transportation back to the hotel and taxis will be available.