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					Mass Casualty Conference
         Altered Standards of Care
and Surge Capacity in a Mass Casualty Event
            August 25-26, 2010
     Centers For Disease Control & Prevention
                    Atlanta, GA

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Page 3 ...................   Conference Agenda
Page 4-5 ................    Keynote Biographies
Page 6 ...................   Sponsors
Page 9-11 ..............     Notes

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                        Conference Agenda: Day 1
Day 1:
12:00--12:45 pm   Registration

12:45--2:00pm     CDC Emergency Operations Center Tour

2:00--2:30 pm     Welcome Address, Daniel Marc Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP, Acting Director, Office of Public Health
                  Preparedness and Response, CDC

2:30--3:00 pm     “What is being done in planning for altered standards of care at the state and local levels”, Dr. Pat
                  O’Neal, Chief of Emergency Preparedness & Response Division of the Georgia Department of
                  Community Health (DCH)

3:00--4:00 pm     CDC Museum Tour

4:00--4:05 pm     Adjournment

Day 2:

7:30-8:00 am       Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00--8:30 am     “In a Moment’s Notice: Surge Capacity for Terrorist Bombings”, Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP, Director,
                  Division of Injury Response, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease
                  Control and Prevention

8:30--9:00 am     “Metro Medical Response Team roles and responsibilities in a mass casualty event,” Bob Surrusco,
                  Chairman, Leadership Committee, Metro Medical Strike Team; Chuck Cannarella, MMRS/MMST

9:00--10:00am     “Securing and Transporting The National Stockpile”, Charles Warren, Senior Inspector, US Marshall
                  Services; Sgt. First Class Ryan Newman, Post Commander, Georgia State Patrol; Steven A. Adams,
                  MPH, Deputy Director, Division of Strategic National Stockpile, Centers for Disease Control and
                  Prevention, Director of Science, Division of State and Local Readiness, CDC

10:00--10:20 am   Networking Break

10:20--11:40 am   “Enhancing Surge Capacity: A Non-Traditional Approach to a New Paradigm Demand”,
                  Peter Marghella, DPR Inc.

11:40--12:20 pm   “Legal Issues in Disasters”, Steven Gravely, Partner, Troutman Sanders, LLP

12:20--1:35 pm    Keynote Lunch, Paul Purcell, Lead Security Analyst and Preparedness Consultant, InfoQuest
                  Investigators, Author, Disaster Prep 101

1:35--2:00 pm     “Interfacing Public Health and Community Incident Management Systems” Anthony Mangeri, MPA,
                  Professor, American Military University; Johnathan Gordon, President, J.S. Gordon & Associates

2:00--2:25 pm     “How EMS operations are affected in times of crisis”, GEMA, TBD

2:25--2:50 pm     Networking Break

2:50--3:20 pm     “Effective Utilization of other resources (MRC, DMAT, Sheriff’s Auxiliary, etc)”
                  Chuck Cannarella, MMRS/MMST

3:20--4:05 pm     “Sources of Funding / Grants”, Christa-Marie Singleton, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director of Science, Division of
                  State and Local Readiness, CDC

4:30--4:45 pm     Closing Remarks and Adjournment, Sareth Neak, President & Publisher,
                  Homeland Security Outlook

                               Keynote Biographies
Daniel Marc Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP, Acting Director, Office of Public Health
Preparedness and Response, CDC

                        Daniel M. Sosin is the Acting Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and
                        Response (OPHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this
                        role, he is responsible for all of CDC’s public health emergency preparedness and
                        emergency response activities.

                        OPHPR has primary oversight and responsibility for all programs that comprise CDC’s
                        terrorism preparedness and emergency response portfolio. Through an all-hazards
                        approach to preparedness, focusing on threats from natural, biological, chemical,
                        nuclear, and radiological events, OPHPR helps the nation prepare for and respond to
                        urgent threats to the public’s health. OPHPR carries out its mission by emphasizing
                        accountability through performance, progress through public health science, and
                        collaboration through partnerships.

Dr. Sosin began his CDC career in 1986 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer assigned to Kentucky.
He later supervised state-based EIS officers as a section chief in the Epidemiology Program Office (EPO) and
was associate director for science at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, coordinating national
injury surveillance and extramural research activities. Dr. Sosin also served as director of EPO’s Division of
Public Health Surveillance and Informatics, where he was senior advisor for surveillance policy, research, and
directed programs.

He joined OPHPR in 2004 as the lead scientist for terrorism preparedness and emergency response at CDC. As
the Senior Advisor for OPHPR’s Science and Public Health Program he developed and implemented OPHPR’s
science priorities and served as a medical and science advisor to the OPHPR director. In January 2008, Dr.
Sosin initiated the Biosurveillance Coordination Unit at the request of the CDC and OPHPR directors. In this role
he served as the federal lead for the development and integration of a nationwide biosurveillance capability for
human health security. Dr. Sosin has served as Acting OPHPR Director since January 2009.

Dr. Sosin is board certified in preventive medicine and internal medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in
biology from the University of Michigan; his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine; and his
master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington School Of Public Health. Dr. Sosin currently
serves as a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service.

J. Patrick O’Neal, M.D., Chief of Emergency Preparedness & Response Division of the
Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH).

                       Dr. O’Neal is a native of Rome, Georgia. He completed an undergraduate degree
                       in pre-med at Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina. Dr. O’Neal received
                       his medical education at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans,
                       Louisiana. Following medical school, he completed a rotating internship at Providence
                       Hospital, Portland, Oregon, prior to entering the United States Air Force for training
                       in flight medicine. Dr. O’Neal served as a flight surgeon in Viet Nam in 1970 through


              Keynote Biographies Continued
Upon his return to civilian life, Dr. O’Neal served in Macon, Georgia, as the Director of the Outpatient Clinic at
the Medical Center of Central Georgia for two years prior to entering the practice of emergency medicine at
Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia, in l973. Dr. O’Neal practiced emergency medicine at that facility
for twenty-nine years. During his time at Dekalb Medical Center he served as Medical Director for Dekalb
EMS. For his final seven years at Dekalb Medical Center he served as the Regional Medical Director for
Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) throughout the Greater Atlanta area.

Throughout his career in emergency medicine Dr. O’Neal has been an advocate for trauma system
development in Georgia. Upon retiring as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Dekalb
Medical Center in 2002, he became the Medical Director for the Office of EMS/Trauma in the Georgia
Division of Public Health. Currently functioning as the Director of the Division of Emergency Preparedness
and Response in DCH, he has oversight responsibility for Emergency Medical Service, Trauma, Emergency
Preparedness, Injury Prevention and Emergency Preparedness Training.

Paul Purcell, Lead Security Analyst and Preparedness Consultant,
InfoQuest Investigators, Author, Disaster Prep 101

                          Paul Purcell is the lead security analyst and preparedness consultant for
                          InfoQuest Investigators in Atlanta , GA. Having grown up in a military family
                          that moved constantly, and having spent the early part of his career in
                          hospitality industry risk management, Paul has been exposed to numerous
                          risks, threats, disasters, and emergency situations.

                        Before 9/11, most of Paul’s work focused on the private sector where he
                        would conduct workplace safety, risk management, and loss control projects.
                        Since then, he has produced major studies, and participated in sizable
                        projects for varied groups such as Col. David Hackworth’s SFTT foundation,
                        the DeKalb County Office of Homeland Security, the Coastal Health District
of GA (G-8 Summit), the California Pizza Kitchen chain, the American Board for Certification in
Homeland Security, the State Dept. of Public Health Pandemic Influenza Planning Panel, and lately,
for Spike TV’s “Surviving Disaster” series. More about Paul can be found on his latest book’s website


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