Conference Presentations

2012 APHL Annual Meeting & Sixth Government Environmental Laboratory Conference
ShareThis

More than 550 participants attended the 2012 APHL Annual Meeting that was held in Seattle, WA from May 20-23, 2012. The four-day conference addressed elements specific to laboratory preparedness. In particular, sessions covered infectious disease testing and outbreaks, environmental health, knowledge management, biomonitoring, food safety, waterborne pathogens, global health, LEAN processes, and emergency preparedness. Keynote speakers included Ileana Arias, PhD, MA, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Laurie Garrett, Council of Foreign Affairs and Author and Joseph Reardon, Senior Advisor for Federal-State Relations, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Slide Presentations

The conference schedule is listed below and those presentations with links have been authorized to be posted on this Web site. Duplication is not authorized without the express written permission of the authors. The author and “2012 APHL Annual Meeting” must be cited once permission is received.

Note: See below for instructions on downloading and viewing large files.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Opening Session

Welcome to Seattle
Moderator – Charles Brokopp, DrPH, MPH, APHL President-Elect
- Romesh Gautom, PhD, Director, Washington State Public Health Laboratories
- Mary Selecky, Secretary of Health, Washington State Department of Health
- Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, Region X Health Administrator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

One World – One Health – Laboratories and their Roles in Protecting the World’s Health
Moderator
– Romesh Gautom, PhD, Director, Washington State Public Health Laboratories

Microbial Threats at the Human-Animal Ecosystem Interface
- James M. Hughes, PhD, Emory University

Human-Animal Connections – Our Public Health Labs’ Vital Role in Solving One Health Problems
- Lisa Conti, DVM, MPH, One Health Solutions

The Role of the Animal Health Laboratory in Global Health: Challenges and Opportunities
- Terry F. McElwain, DVM, PhD, Washington State University

Concurrent Sessions

Implications of Proposed Regulatory Changes to the Select Agent Program
Moderator – Maureen Sullivan, MPH, Minnesota Public Health Laboratory
- Christina Egan, PhD, CBSP, New York State Department of Health
- Robbin Weyant, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Dee Pettit, PhD, Virginia Division of Consolidated Lab Services
- Maureen Sullivan, MPH, Minnesota Public Health Laboratory

Health Information Exchange 101: Experiences from the Public Health Laboratories and Beyond
Moderator – Linda Cohen, MPH, Association of Public Health Laboratories

Kentucky Public Health Laboratory and the Health Information Exchange
- Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, MD, FCAP, Kentucky Public Health Laboratory

Health Information Exchange Implementation at the State Level – Does Your Public Health Laboratory Have a Seat at the Table?
- Willie Andrews, BSMT(ASCP), Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

Roles and Responsibilities of the Health Information Exchange
- Jim Daniel, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Climate Change and Public Health 
Moderator
– James Hurley, PhD, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Global Environmental Issues and Ethical Behavior
- Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, Global Health Institute, University of Washington

Climate Change and Health
- Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, School of Public Health, University of Washington

Concurrent Sessions

Foodborne Pathogen Outbreak Detection thru Laboratory Efficiency Models
Moderator – Elizabeth Delamater, PhD, HCLD(ABB), Texas Department of State Health Services
- Robyn Atkinson, PhD, HCLD, PHLD, Unified State Laboratories: Public Health Utah
- Craig Hedberg, PhD, University of Minnesota
- John Besser, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Dale Morse, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Travels and Infections: Bringing Home More than Souvenirs
Moderator – Linda Han, MD, MPH, William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute

Infectious Risks from Travel
- Ann Terry, MN, ANRP, University of Washington Travel Clinic

Increasing Travel and Infectious Diseases: Impact on Public Health Laboratories
- Wendi Kuhnert, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Imported Diseases – When Visitors Bring Home More Than Just Luggage
- Jennifer Rakeman, PhD, New York City Public Health Laboratory

Current Trends in Metals Speciation
Moderator
– Michael Wichman, PhD, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

Considerations in Chromium (VI) Determinations: Sample Preparation, Stability and Analysis of Simulated Biofluids Used for In Vitro Bioaccessibility Studies by HPLC-ICP-MS
- Ruth Wolf, PhD, U.S. Geological Survey

Expanding Selenium Speciation in Water and Food
- Lee Davidowski, PhD,  PerkinElmer

IC-ICP-MS Speciation Analysis of Arsenic in Juice Samples
- Daniel Kutscher, PhD,  Thermo Fisher Scientific

Concurrent Sessions

One World - One Health. Many Actors: APHL’s Role in Promoting Global Health
Moderator – Ralph Timperi, MPH,  Association of Public Health Laboratories
- Miriam Schneidman, World Bank
- Larry Westerman, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Roger Peck, PATH

Changes to Newborn Screening and Implications for Public Health Laboratories
Moderator
– Susan Tanksley, PhD, Texas Department of State Health Services

Overview of the Secretary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders for Newborns and Children and Evidence Review Process
- Alex Kemper, MD, MPH, Duke University

Expansion of Newborn Screening in Wisconsin and Beyond
- Charles Brokopp, DrPH, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

The Push to Implement a Disorder Once Added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel
- Michele Caggana, ScD, New York State Department of Health

So We Have a Method, Now What? An Inside Look in the Federal Government Activities on Method Development
Moderator – Ouida Holmes, MPH, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Windy Tanner, MPH, Unified State Laboratories: Public Health Utah
- Sanjiv Shah, PhD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Jeremy Olstadt, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Monday, May 21, 2012

Plenary Session

Public Health Laboratories: Working 24/7 to Keep Americans Safe from Threats to Health
Moderator – Charles Brokopp, DrPH, MPH, APHL President-Elect
- Ileana Arias, MPH, MA, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Concurrent Sessions

Quantifying the Impact of Federal Regulations
Moderator – Paul Kimsey, PhD, California Department of Public Health
- Paul Kimsey, PhD, California Department of Public Health
- Bonnie Rubin, MBA, MHA, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
- Jill Taylor, PhD, New York State Department of Health

Laboratory Consolidation and Shared Testing, Potential Practices for Laboratory Efficiencies 
Moderator – Eric Blank, DrPH, Association of Public Health Laboratories
- Christine Bean, PhD, MBA, MT(ASCP), New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories
- Michael Skeels, PhD, MPH, Oregon State Public Health Laboratory
- Susanne Zanto, BS, CLS(NCA), Montana Laboratory Services Bureau
- John Ridderhof, DrPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Radioanalytical Preparedness – Where are we Now?
Moderator – Michael Wichman, PhD, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

Pennsylvania’s Perspectives on Radiation Protection and Readiness: From Radium Dials to Bioassay Trials
 - Pamela Higgins, PhD, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection 

Response to a Major Radiological Event from an EPA Laboratory Perspective
 - John Griggs, PhD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

Is Your Laboratory Prepared for a Radiological Public Health Emergency?
 - Robert Jones, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Radioanalytical Emergency Response: The FDA Perspective from the Fukushima Incident
 - Thomas Scott, PhD, US Food and Drug Administration/WEAC

Plenary Session

Chronic Disease and Environmental Exposure
Moderator – Michael Wichman, PhD, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
- Ken Olden, PhD, Dean, School of Public Health, City University of New York

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Plenary Session

The Global Impact of Improving Laboratory
Moderator – Robert Martin, DrPH, MPH, University of Washington

Impact of New Diagnostics on Clinical Care and Public Health in Resource Limited Countries – What Does the Future Hold?
 - King K. Holmes, MD, PhD, University of Washington

Think Globally, Act Locally: Addressing Diseases of Global Health Importance in Seattle and King County
 - Jeffrey S. Duchin, MD, Public Health – Seattle and King County 

Concurrent Sessions

LEAN Processes in Your Laboratory
Moderator – Leah Gillis, PhD, Florida Bureau of Laboratories
- Grace Kubin, PhD, Texas Department of State Health Services
- Gambreli Layco, Utah Unified State Laboratories: Public Health
- Kathryn Wangsness, Arizona State Bureau of Laboratories

Opportunities and Challenges: An Orientation to APHL’s International Work  (Part 1) 
Moderator – David Mills, PhD, HCLD, New Mexico Department of Health
- Eric Blank, DrPH, Association of Public Health Laboratories
- Anita Crofts, MPA, University of Washington
- Souleymane Sawadogo, PhD, CDC Namibia

Preparedness and Region 7 & 8 ERLN/WLA/LRN/FERN Full Scale Exercise:  Value and Lessons Learned
Moderator – Michael Wichman, PhD, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
 - Robyn Atkinson, PhD, HCLD, PHLD, Unified State Laboratories: Public Health Utah 
 - Adrian Hanley, MS, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 - Robert Kobelski, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 - Michael Wichman, PhD, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa                                

Plenary Session

Dr. Katherine Kelley Distinguished Lecture 
Moderator – Victor Waddell, PhD, Arizona Bureau of State Laboratory Services

Money or Die: Global Health and Disease Prevention
 - Laurie Garrett, Council on Foreign Relations and Author 

Plenary Session

Updates from the FDA Regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act
Moderator – Robyn Atkinson, PhD, HCLD, PHLC, Unified State Laboratories: Public Health Utah
 - Joseph W. Reardon, Senior Advisor for Federal-State Relations, U.S. Food and Drug Administration 

Concurrent Sessions

Knowledge Management: Programs, Partners and Practices 
Moderator – Deborah Kim, MPH, Association of Public Health Laboratories

Knowledge Management Practices in the Environmental Sector
 - Jack Kruger, MS, APHL Consultant

Knowledge Management Practices in the Private World
 - Josh Mann, QIAGEN, Inc. 

KM, KMC, WIIFM
 - Bonnie Rubin, MBA, MHA, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

Innovation in Education: A Vision for the Future of Public Health Laboratories
Moderator
 – Beth Hochstedler, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
 - Beth Hochstedler, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa 
 - Amy Terry, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa 

HELP! Biomonitoring as an Emergency Response Tool  [EH] 
Moderator – Robert Kobelski, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Applying LRN-C Capability for Non-Routine Samples and Emergency Response 
 - Kenneth Aldous, PhD, New York State Department of Health

Cyanide, Arsenic and Ricin…Oh, My!
 - Julianne Nassif, William A. Hinton State Laboratory

Minnesota’s Study to Measure Mercury Levels in Newborns by Analyzing Newborn Blood Spots
 - Paul Moyer, MD, Minnesota Health Laboratory Division 

Evening Concurrent Sessions

Stories from the Field: An Orientation to APHL’s International Work (Part 2)
Moderator – Alpha Diallo, PhD, MCLD, District of Columbia Public Health Laboratory
- Sally Liska, DrPH, APHL Consultant
- Richard Alexander, MS, MPH, Orange County (California) Public Health Laboratory
- Bob Sokolow, MBA, APHL Consultant
- Marie-Claire Rowlinson, PhD, Florida Bureau of Laboratories

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse 
Moderator – Bonnie Rubin, MBA, MHA, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
- Joanne Andreadis, PhD, MA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Bonnie Rubin, MBA, MHA, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
- Michelle Forman, Association of Public Health Laboratories

Making Translational Research Happen 
Moderator – Joanne Bartkus, PhD, Minnesota Depart of Public Health
 - Mark Pandori, PhD, HCLD, San Francisco Department of Public Health Laboratory 
 - Kenneth Aldous, PhD, New York State Department of Health
 - Jill Taylor, PhD, New York State Department of Health
 - Michael Pentella, PhD, D(ABMM), State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Concurrent Sessions

Report on the CSTE and CDC Joint Electronic Reporting Task Force
Moderator – Patina Zarcone, MPH, Association of Public Health Laboratories
- Robert Pinner, Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention
- Jack Krueger, MS, Association of Public Health Laboratories Consultant
- Rita Altamore, MD, MPH, Washington State Department of Health
- Riki Merrick, MPH, APHL Contractor

Food Safety on the Farm
Moderator
 – Leslie Wolf, PhD, North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health

Pre-Harvest Food Safety Research at Washington State University – In a Nutshell
- Margaret Davis, DVM, PhD, MPH, Washington State University

Farm Level Food Safety Programs in State Regulatory Food Safety Agencies 
Daniel Rice, MS, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Gaps in Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Their Impact on the Safety of Fruits and Vegetables
- Jeffrey LeJeune, DVM, PhD, Ohio State University

Waterborne Pathogens: Emergence of Chlorine Resistant Pathogens  [EH] 
Moderator
 – Sanwat Chaudhuri, PhD, Utah Unified State Laboratories: Public Health

Waterborne Disease Outbreak and the Role of the Water Laboratory
- Patrick Luedtke, MD, MPH, Lane County (Oregon) Health and Human Services

Status of Crypto Testing
- Becky Hoffman, MS, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene 

One State’s Experience
- Windy Tanner, MPH, Utah Unified State Laboratories: Public Health 

Plenary Session

Are You Prepared to Be an Expert Witness?
Moderator – Robyn Atkinson, PhD, HCLD, PHLC, Utah Unified State Laboratories: Public Health
- William Marler, Esq., Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm
- Daniel Rice, PhD, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
- Elizabeth Delamater, PhD, HCLD(ABB), Texas Department of State Health Services

Acrobat Reader
To save a Acrobat (pdf) file quickly: Right click on the desired version of the presentation and select "Save Target As." This will open a dialog box, allowing you to designate a file name and location.

To view/save an Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file: Click the PDF version of the presentation desired. This will open the presentation in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader within your Internet browser, where it can be viewed by clicking on the pages or using the arrows in the lower right. To save the file click on the "diskette" icon on the Acrobat toolbar, or click the "printer" icon to print directly from your browser. A link to obtain Adobe Acrobat Reader is below, if needed.

View the slides in PDF format. To view or print them, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 3.0 or higher) installed on your computer. If you do not have the reader, you can obtain it free from Adobe Corporation. Click here to download the program from their website. 

Training By Experts