Monday, February 27, 2012

Rx Response Emergency Preparedness Seminar April 12, 2012. Washington, D.C.




Thursday, April 12, 2012
K&L Gates • 1601 K Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

Seminar Overview
For the third year, this interactive educational forum will bring together public and private sector professionals focused on protecting the pharmaceutical supply chain in the event of a severe emergency. Interact with public health and emergency management officials at the local, state and federal government levels to broaden the discussion of strategies that will improve public and private sector communication around surge capability, countermeasure deployment and other key response issues. Senior representatives from HHS, CDC and FEMA are confirmed to attend.

Participate in role-playing activities exploring real-world examples of emergency events that require coordination between public and private sector professionals and discuss collaborative opportunities in business continuity planning that can bridge the gaps in communications. Increase your knowledge of emergency preparedness issues and trends in the pharmaceutical industry. 
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At this seminar you will:
  • Learn about current company preparedness efforts on the federal level from HHS, CDC and FEMA officials;
  • Participate in a realistic emergency exercise to identify challenge areas and discuss potential solutions;
  • Understand the external forces that could impact private sector planning and response, including policy initiatives, communications and technology advancements and more;
  • Continue discussions around credentialing for facility or logistical access, critical infrastructure protection and other timely topics;
  • Gain practical insights through case studies and learn about preparedness in the commercial supply chain; and,
  • Meet other private and public sector professionals with unique expertise and knowledge.

Target Audience
This seminar is specifically focused on the distribution and dispensing of pharmaceutical and medical supplies in the event of a severe public health emergency at a local, regional or national level. Content is designed for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, healthcare distributors, retailers, hospital executives and government officials responsible for:
  • Business continuity;
  • Risk management;
  • Logistics and inventory management;
  • Warehouse operations;
  • Crisis communication; and,  
  • Preparedness and response for public health emergencies.
This seminar is closed to the media.

DRI International Certification
Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), the premier business continuity certification board has approved this program for 7 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs).
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Preliminary Program Agenda
Wednesday, April 11
6:00 PM–7:00 PMNetworking Reception
7:00 PMOpen Evening
  
Thursday, April 12
7:00 AM–8:00 AMContinental Breakfast and Registration
8:00 AM–8:15 AMWelcome and Seminar Overview

Perry Fri,Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, Membership & Education, HDMA
Erin Mullen, RPh, PhD, CEM, Associate Vice President, Rx Response
8:15 AM–9:15 AMEmergency Preparedness and Response: Public Health Initiatives
Recent public health responses, including the H1N1 influenza pandemic, have highlighted the extraordinary importance of the healthcare supply chain to ensuring our health and safety. Hear from federal government leaders on how the government is engaged with the private sector in a broad array of initiatives, including Medical Countermeasure stockpiling, distribution and dispensing and protection of healthcare as an essential piece of the Critical Infrastructure of the nation.

Facilitator: Erin Mullen, RPh, PhD, CEM, Associate Vice President, Rx Response 
Speakers: Greg Burel, Director, Strategic National Stockpile, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Nitin Natarajan, Coordinating Director, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Lisa Koonin, Senior Advisor, Influenza Coordination Unit/Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
9:15 AM–10:15 AMPrivate Sector Panel
Panelists will share supply chain perspectives on what they’ve learned from past disaster events and how they’ve incorporated additional resilience into their business continuity plans.

Panelists: Lenny Sharpe, Manager, Business Continuity Management, Target
Chris Wright, Senior Manager of Worldwide Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Amgen, Inc.
Additional panelists invited

10:15 AM–10:30 AMNetworking Break

10:30 AM–11:15 AMRoundtable Discussions
Roundtable discussions provide attendees the opportunity to select a topic to learn and discuss key issues, obstacles and identify potential solutions in small groups. Learn from your peers and come ready to share your comments, questions and insights. Topics include:
  1. Credentialing Inside Disaster Areas
Facilitator: Boyd Stephenson, Manager, Safety & Security Operations, American Trucking Association
  1. CDC Initiatives 

    Facilitator: Greg Burel, Director, Strategic National Stockpile, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  2. Preparedness Approaches for Local Public Health Departments and Pharmacies 

    Facilitator: Joshua Robinette, Strategic National Stockpile Specialist, Acting CRI Coordinator, Health Emergency Preparedness Response Administration (HEPRA), Government of the District of Columbia - Department of Health
  3. Logistics for Disaster Relief

    Facilitator: Lori WarrensExecutive Director, The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations 
11:15 AM–11:45 AMPartnerships at the Local Level
11:45 PM–12:30 PMNetworking Luncheon
12:30 PM–1:00 PMFEMA Private Sector Program Update
FEMA has been pursuing many paths to private sector engagement in emergency management. This session will provide a brief overview of current initiatives, such as the Private Sector Representative position in the National Response Coordination Center, as well as recent efforts to include the private sector in creative brainstorming and dialogue to identify innovative response solutions for a "Maximum of Maximum" catastrophe.

Speaker: Jeanie Moore
Senior Advisor, Private Sector Division, Office of External Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency
1:00 PM–1:15 PMCertifying Preparedness 
Learn more about the American Red Cross Ready Rating Program and how organizations can use it to measure their current level of preparedness and then take steps to improve it. Hear how this program has benefited many by providing the building blocks for crafting a comprehensive emergency response plan.

Speaker: Thomas Heneghan, Manager- Preparedness, American Red Cross- National Headquarters
1:45 PM–3:00 PMPharmaceutical Supply Chain Drill
Participate in a business continuity exercise simulating a real-world emergency that severely impacts the pharmaceutical supply system while requiring close coordination between public and private sector professionals. Rx Response will divide seminar attendees into groups and facilitate a discussion as the emergency scenario evolves. Drill participants will learn how robust industry coordination can help recover their business operations quicker and more effectively, and take away strategies for improving their own preparedness programs.

Speakers: Nadav Davidai, Consultant, Crisis & Resilience Consulting, Control Risks
Jeroen Meijer, Vice President & Practice Lead, Crisis & Resilience Consulting, Control Risks
3:00 PM–3:45 PMClosing Keynote Presentation
3:45 PM–4:00 PMWrap-up and Adjournment
This final discussion will summarize key seminar themes to strengthen and improve your preparedness programs.
*Agenda subject to change.





Registration Information
The registration fee includes all seminar materials and conference functions.
For more information, please contact the Meetings & Conferences Department at (703) 885-0278.
 Association Member*  Government, Non-Profit, Academia, (ID Required) **Non-Member
Registration Fee:  $ 495 $ 195$ 895
* Rx Response Members and Seminar Partners: AHA, BIO, GPhA, HDMA,
HIDA, NACDS, NCPA and PhRMA
** To receive this special rate, download the PDF form.
Cancellations
Cancellations must be postmarked, faxed or emailed to the HDMA Meetings & Conferences Department at HDMA by Thursday, March 29, 2012, for a refund, less a $200 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked after Thursday, March 29, 2012. Registrations are transferable among individuals within the same company.

Seminar Location Information
K & L Gates
1601 K Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
(704) 248-4000
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1250 22nd Street Northwest
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Transportation
Directions
From Ronald Reagan National Airport – Virginia (4 miles)
Start out going South on Abingdon Drive towards VA-233. Turn slight left onto VA-233. Turn slight right. Turn slight right onto Airport Exit. Turn slight right onto terminals. Take the ramp towards Washington (I-
395). Merge onto George Washington Memorial Parkway North (GW PKWY N). Take the I-395 North/US-1 exit towards Washington (crossing into Washington, D.C.). Merge onto I-395 N/US-1 N. Take the US-1 North exit on the left.  Merge onto US-1 N. Merge onto US-1 N which becomes 14th Street, NW. Stay straight on 14th Street and turn left onto K Street. The main entrance is on 16th Street, bear slight right on to the K Street service road for Monument Parking. 
**The service road to K Street will be immediately following the traffic light on your right.
From Washington Dulles International Airport – Virginia (27 miles)

Take Dulles Airport Access Road which becomes VA-267 E. Take I-66 E to the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge Rt. 50 (crossing into Washington, D.C.).
 
Merge onto Constitution Ave Rt. 50. Turn left onto 18th Street; Turn right onto L Street; Turn right onto 16th Street. The main entrance is on 16th Street, turn right onto the K Street service road for Monument Parking.
From Baltimore-Washington International Airport – Maryland (33 miles)

Take I-95 South to Washington, D.C. Approx 25 mi South, I-95 will merge with I-495. Stay right, following signs to 495 West, College Park/Silver Spring. Take exit 31 Georgia Ave/Silver Spring. Stay in right hand lane – bear right on 16th .The main entrance is on 16th Street, bear slight right on to the K Street service road for Monument Parking.
Metro
The nearest metro station to the K & L Gates is Farragut West on the Blue and Orange lines.

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