2015 Inaugural Meeting Program


Wednesday, July 29

8:30 AM – NDLSF Board Meeting  (Closed Session)

2:00 PM – Tour of The National Center for Medical Readiness and Calamityville ® Training Laboratory

Basic Radiation Demonstration by University of Georgia and REACTS

5:00 PM – Welcome Reception for All Meeting Registrants


Thursday, July 30

8:30 AM – Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 AM – Keynote Address

Georges C Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, APHA

10:00 AMBreak

10:15 AM – Presentations – Panel I

Moderator: Charles W Beadling, MD

Director, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM)

Tang Lujia, MD-Preparedness & Response Posture in China

Xin Hua Hospital, affiliated to Shanghai Xin Hua Hospital, Shanghai, China

Eduardo Dolhun, MD – Culture and Disaster Relief

Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Stanford University Medical Center,
Doctors Outreach Clinics, San Francisco,
CA DripDrop Foundation, San Francisco, CA

CAPT Paul Reed, MD – Ebola West Africa

U.S. Public Health Service
Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, (CDHAM)
Division of Global Health, USUHS

11:15 AM – Presentations-Panel II

Moderator:  Kandra Strauss-Riggs, MPH 

Operations Director, National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health

Betty Duggan-Utilization of MRC in NYC Hospitals

Director, New York City Medical Reserve Corps, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response

Mary Casey-Lockyer-Sheltering requirements for Special Needs and Displaced Populations

Senior Associate for Disaster Health Services at the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross

David Gerstner-Regional Changes to Mass Casualty Triage and Active Shooter Response

MMRS/RMRS/EP Coordinator, Dayton Fire Department

12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunchtime Presentation

Christina Hernon, MD – Am I a First Responder, or Am I a Victim?

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Division of Medical Toxicology,  University of Massachusetts Medical School


1:15 PM– Presentations-Panel III

Moderator: Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Stacey Arnensen – Packing Your Digita Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health

Michael Colvard, DDS – Dentists as Responders in Disasters

University of Illinois

Arthur Cooper, MD – Children in Disasters

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Prathit Kulkarni, MD – Sensitivity of Disaster Mortality Surveillance After Hurricane Sandy — New Jersey, 2012–2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2:30 PM – 2:45 PMBreak

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions

NDLSF today and tomorrow

SDMPH structure and organization

Education and training. From competencies to certification to performance – Ready, Willing, and Able

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Summaries and Wrap-up

5:00 PM – Optional Evening Activity

Friday, July 31

7:30 AM – Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 11:30   – CDLS Course. Register online at http://register.ndlsf.org/course/search.php?search=coursesearchCDLS. All meeting registrants encouraged to attend.

Noon – 2:30 PM

Working lunch, course evaluation and recommendations