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Cross Border Collaboration: Tracking Infectious Diseases and Responding to Emergencies in the Pacific Northwest

April 24, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters provide an overview of the evolution of an annual workshop on emerging public health threats and a forum for cross border collaboration on a wide range of related topics.

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Law and Policy & Ethics

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, John Erickson, MS, and Wayne Dauphinee, BPE, MHA, provide an overview of the evolution of what has become a highly regarded annual workshop on emerging public health threats and a forum for cross border collaboration on a wide range of related topics. They discuss the challenges faced by states attempting to formalize an agreement with a foreign government. This will include an examination of the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement.

Air date: April 24, 2006

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize cross-border public health initiatives
  • Explain considerations of federal law governing formation of state cross border agreements
  • Describe the content of selected existing Canadian/State agreements
  • List the details within the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement

Intended Audience

Emergency Management and Preparedness Planners; Epidemiologists; Communicable Disease & Infection Control specialists (including those responsible for quarantine measures); Laboratorians

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Law and Policy & Ethics

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

John Erickson, MS, is a special assistant with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and director of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response program. He coordinates the overall agency work on emergency preparedness. He also administers the bioterrorism cooperative agreements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration. As such he is involved in all aspects of biological, chemical and radiological emergency planning with Washington State's hospitals, local public health agencies, and other federal, state and local partners.

Wayne Dauphinee, BPE, MHA, is the executive director of the Emergency Management Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Health, in Victoria, British Columbia. He is a qualified health administrator and emergency manager with over 35 years experience in the field. Wayne is responsible for the ministries corporate emergency management process, including: disaster preparedness planning; and guiding the development, implementation and management of disaster management policies and practices.

Competencies

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