18th Annual Preparedness Practicum 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Earle Brown Heritage Center

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April Naturale, PhD – She will discuss provider stress and behavioral health issues with a focus on avoiding ill effects after emotionally taxing incidents

Serita Chung, MD Boston Children’s/Harvard Medical School – Sarita will discuss key issues in pediatric planning including reunification and logistical aspects of facility and regional pediatric surge planning.

Mark Sutter, MD DHS – Mark will provide an overview of CReDO –  a DHS initiative to unify the governmental approach to the opioid crisis

Dave McGraw, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center – Dave will share experience of an evacuation of a Long Term Care facility during two (different) wildfires – before and after a Continuity of Operations Plan.

Amy Kircher, D.Ph. Food Protection and Defense Institute, University of MN – Amy will discuss Supply Chain integrity issues in the US and the risks to healthcare including our reliance on international supplies.

Richard Danila, PhD, MPH – Deputy State Epidemiologist for MN, will address Novel Pathogens Emergence


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Agenda 18th Annual Preparedness Practicum

Power Points:

Fire on the Mountain – Dave McGraw

Fourth Generation Agents – Mark Sutter

Opioid Panel  –  Mark Sutter

Beyond the Response: Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Behavioral Health Needs of Healthcare Providers – April Naturale

Pediatric Reunification Planning – Sarita Chung

2019-nCoV – Richard Danila 


Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily do not reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.