Sunday, June 1, 2008

Public Health Care Congress Coming

Leaders from hospitals, health systems, and federal, state, and county health officials will meet to exchange ideas and experiences at the 2nd Annual Public Health Congress. This event will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington D.C. on July 23-25 2008. Strategies for optimizing emergency preparedness and prevention will be key topics along with information on the tools and technologies that can be used to help support public health programs and services.

National experts and innovators will share case studies and strategies for:

  • Controlling the spread and incidence of infectious diseases from nosocomial infections to avian flu
  • Ensuring the effectiveness of emergency preparedness and rapid response efforts
  • Updating information management systems to improve data driven decision making and resource allocation
  • Leveraging NHIN capabilities to ensure interoperability across organizations
  • Establishing and managing effective public and private sector partnerships
  • Improving patient safety and quality outcomes through innovative technologies and evidence-based care protocols

Sessions will be held on community and hospital surge capacity, optimizing multi-agency coordination in pandemic preparedness for hospitals and public health agencies, hazards preparedness, building an IT Infrastructure to support medical emergencies, strategies to align military and public health emergency preparedness activities, and developing comprehensive and actionable plans.

A partial list of speakers includes:

  • Bradley Perkins, MD, Capt USPHS, Chief, Officer of Strategy and Innovation, Office of the Director, CDC
  • Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Commissioner, NY City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Ahmed Calvo, MD, MPH, Acting Deputy Director, Center for Quality, Office of the Administrator, HRSA
  • Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, Executive Director, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health
  • Michael L. Cowan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Bearing Point and former Surgeon General, U.S Navy
  • Garth Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, HHS
  • RADM Ali D. Kahn, MD, MPH, USPHS, Assistant Surgeon General, Deputy Director, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric diseases, CDC
  • Patrick M. Libbey, Executive Director, National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • Evelyn Meserve, Executive Director, International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety
  • Alan F. Morgan, CEO, National Rural Health Association
  • Maime H. Rivera, MD, Director Division of Public Health, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
  • Bradley Perkins, MD, Capt, USPHS, Chief, Officer of Strategy and Innovation, Office of the Director, CDC

For more information, and to register go to Call 1-800-767-9499 or email