Tuesday, October 10, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

PURPOSE: As part of the NYS Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, NYSDOH is working with healthcare associations, hospital and health systems to assemble Health and Medical Teams for potential response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This pre-deployment briefing will provide an overview of the types of teams being developed, potential mission assignments, deployment considerations and potential health and safety risks associated with response activities. All hospitals in New York State who are interested in developing or who have already developed Health and Medical Teams for potential deployment in support of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands response efforts are invited to participate in this informational session.

10:00 AM -- Welcome

10:05 AM -- Current Public Health & Medical Situation in Puerto Rico
Michael Primeau, Director, Office of Health Emergency Preparedness

10:15 AM -- Overview of NYS Health & Medical Teams
Michael Primeau, Director, Office of Health Emergency Preparedness

10:30 AM -- Health & Safety Considerations for Deployed Staff
Adam Helman, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Representative,
Center for Environmental Health
Diana Sollohub, Director, Occupational Health & Safety Program

10:45 AM -- Communicable Disease Prevention after Natural Disasters
Lou Smith, MD, MPH, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control
Division of Epidemiology, Center for Community Health

11:00 AM -- Vaccination Recommendations for Travel to Puerto Rico
Christine Compton, MD, MPH, Bureau of Immunization
Division of Epidemiology, Center for Community Health

11:15 AM -- Questions & Answers

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Topic: Pre-deployment Briefing for Healthcare Workers
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Meeting Number: 314 828 013
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