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2013 APHL Annual Meeting
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pre-Conference Workshops

FBI’s Joint Criminal and Epidemiological Investigation Workshop
Moderator – J. Royden Saah, MS, North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health
- Jill Sheets, MPH, FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
- Julie Casani, MD, MPH, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- J. Royden Saah, MS, North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health

Using Informatics for Public Health Laboratory Strategic Process Improvement
Moderators
– Garrett Peterson, MBA, Yahara Software and Jack Krueger, MS, Association of Public Health Laboratories Consultant

Value Stream Mapping and Identifying Both “Cost” and “Value” of the Information Gathered
- Ken Pote, PhD, Maine State Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory

Redesigning Test Request Form and Integrating Laboratory Data Entry with Accessioning Workflow
- Tom Crosby, BS, Maine State Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory

Overview of the Typical Data Exchange Architectures and the HL-7 Standards in Play
- Dari Shirazi, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

Data Collection and Test Orders: Challenges with Collection of Information and Workflow From a Newborn Screening and Global Health Perspective
- Dari Shirazi, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
- Bob Sokolow, MBA, APHL Global Health Consultant

Results Reporting: Thinking Creatively to Achieve Public Health Laboratory Objectives Using Informatics
- Desiree Mustaguim, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Opening Session

Welcome to Raleigh
Moderator
- David Butcher, MBA, MT(ASCP)SM, APHL President-Elect
- Scott Zimmerman, DrPH, Director, North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health
- Scott Becker, MS, APHL Executive Director

Plenary Session

Signals & Trends: What Will Public Health Look Like in 10 Years?
Moderator
– Maureen Sullivan, MPH, Minnesota Department of Health

Connections/Collaborations Among All Partners
- Maureen Sullivan, MPH, Minnesota Department of Health

CDC’s Perspective on Technologies
- Joanne Andreadis, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Technologies                                                                                                                                - Christina Egan, PhD, CBSP, New York State Department of Health

Linkages with Clinical Laboratories
- Phil Lee, MSc, FIBMS, Florida Department of Health

Linking US and Global Laboratories
- Roberta Andraghetti, MD, Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization

Concurrent Sessions

Something Fishy on Your Plate? Public Health Efforts to Ensure the Safety of Your Seafood
Moderator
- Robyn Atkinson-Dunn, PhD, Unified Utah State Laboratories: Public Health
- Loraine Backer, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Ron Klein, MS, Alaska Department of Environmental Control
- Kevin Armbrust, PhD, Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory
- Henry Leibovitz, PhD, Rhode Island Department of Health

Challenges in the Management of a Public Health Forensic Toxicology Laboratory
Moderator
- Eric Blank, DrPH, Association of Public Health Laboratories

Conducting Science in a Legal Environment
- David Mills, PhD, HCLD, New Mexico Department of Health

Stories from the Field
- David Butcher, MBA, MT(ASCP)SM, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Marcellus Shale Gas Development: Effects on Environmental Laboratory Operations in Pennsylvania
Moderator
- Pamela Higgins, PhD, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Advancing Operations at the Pennsylvania Environmental Bureau of Laboratories in Response to the Marcellus Shale Energy Era
- Pamela Higgins, PhD, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Marcellus and Me: A Lab’s Perspective on the Challenges and Opportunities of Shale Exploration
- Dennis Leeke, MBA, Pace Analytical Services, Inc.

 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Roundtables

CLIA Regulations for the Chemical Threat Labs: Are We Ready?
- Margi Haas, MT(ASCP), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Robert Kobelski, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Navigating Through the Changing Landscape of HIV, HCV and STD Testing
- Susanne Norris Zanto, MPH, Montana Public Health Laboratory
- Patricia Armour, MPA, MT(ASCP), Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory
- Michael Pentella, PhD, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

A Tool for You: Recruiting the Future Public Health Workforce
- Jack Bennett, BS, Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory
- Beth Hochstedler, BS, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

Plenary Session

Current Controversies in Food Safety: Where Do You Stand?                                                      Moderators - Amy Woron, PhD, Tennessee Department of Health and Robyn Atkinson-Dunn, PhD,Unified Utah State Laboratories: Public Health
- Vicki Baselski, PhD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Peter Gerner-Smidt, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Tim Herman, PhD, Texas Office of the State Chemist
- Representative from the FDA

Concurrent Sessions

The Ever Changing Threat of Influenza Viruses
Moderator
– Rosemary Humes, MS, MT(ASCP)SM, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Emerging Influenza Variant Viruses
- Julie Villanueva, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Modeling Influenza Capacity and Surveillance Costs
- Michael Pentella, PhD, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
Update on the Right Size Influenza Virologic Surveillance Project
- Peter Shult, PhD, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Solutions for Global Disease Surveillance and Data Management
Moderator
- Ralph Timperi, MS Association of Public Health Laboratories
- Ralph Timperi, MS, Association of Public Health Laboratories
- Representative from the CDC
- Jackson Hungu, Clinton Health Access Initiative

Radioanalytical Preparedness – Current Trends
Moderator
– Jack Bennett, BS, Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory
Incident Command Decisions in a FERN Radiological Contamination Exercise
- Blaines Rhodes, MS, Washington State Department of Health
Environmental Perspective on Radioanalytical Response
- Jack Bennett, BS, Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory
Current and Future Capabilities for Assessing People’s Health After a Radiological or Nuclear Incident
- Robert Jones, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Concurrent Sessions

Evolution of Newborn Screening: From the Guthrie Test to Whole Genome Sequencing
Moderator
- Susan Tanksley, PhD, Texas Department of State Health Services
History of Newborn Screening
- Kenneth Pass, PhD, New York Department of Health (retired)
How MS/MS Revolutionized Newborn Screening
- David Millington, PhD, Duke University
Current State of Newborn Screening
- Patrick Hopkins, Missouri Public Health Laboratory
Future of Newborn Screening and Potential New Technologies                                                 - Rodney Howell, MD, University of Miami 

Update on Laboratory Efficiency Initiative Activities
Moderator
- John Ridderhof, DrPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Progress of Consolidation of APHL and CDC Survey Data
- Billie Juni, MS, Minnesota Public Health Laboratory
Public Health Laboratory Management Database Tool
- Bonnie Rubin, MBA, MHA, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
Progress on Development of Policy Guide
- Tony Moulton, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Workforce Competencies for Public Health, Environmental and Agricultural Laboratories
- Jack DeBoy, DrPH, MPH, Chair, APHL Workforce Development Committee

Meeting Community Health Needs Through Environmental Laboratories
Moderator
- Megan Latshaw, PhD, MHS, Association of Public Health Laboratories
Meeting Community Health Needs – An APHL Project                                                                  - Heidi Klein, MSPH, Vermont Department of Health
Meeting Community Health Needs – A Laboratory Perspective
- Mimi Lachica, MA, Long Beach Public Health Laboratory
Health Impact Assessments and Public Health Laboratories
- Bonnie Rubin, MBA, MHA, CLS, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

Plenary Session

Population Health: The Future of Public Health and Health Care
Moderator
- Lou Turner, DrPH, MPH, HCLD, North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health
- William L. Roper, MD, MPH, UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care System, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Roundtables

Accreditation and Certifications Challenges
Moderator
- Kathryn Wangsness, MHA, Arizona State Public Health Laboratory
- Lara Phelps, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Miki Van Houten, BS, MT(ASCP), Oregon State Public Health Laboratory
- Yvonne Salfinger, MS, Association of Public Health Laboratories Consultant

Biomonitoring Instrumentation: To LRN-C and Beyond!
- Blaine Rhodes, MS, Washington State Department of Health

Culture Independent Diagnostics: Detection Challenges Facing Public Health Surveillance for Foodborne Diseases
Moderator
- Amy Woron, PhD, Tennessee Department of Health
- Jan Vinje, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- John Besser, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Peter Gerner-Schmidt, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Amy Woron, PhD, Tennessee Department of Health

Plenary Session

Nanotechnology, The Sleeping Giant of Public Health
Moderator – Jack Bennett, BS, Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory
Nanotechnology 101: A “Miniscule” Introduction
- Jack Bennett, BS, Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory
Nanomaterial Use in Agriculture: Benefits and Potential Risks
- Jason White, PhD, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology
- Christine Hendren, PhD, Duke University Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology
- Representative from the Food Safety Sector

Plenary Session

Dr. Katherine Kelley Distinguished Lecture
The Future of the Public’s Health
Moderator
- Scott Becker, MS, Association of Public Health Laboratories
- Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, President, Institute of Medicine

Concurrent Sessions

News Flash: Informatics Competencies Not Detected in Meaningful Use and Data Exchange Laboratory Staff Capabilities
Moderator
- Michelle Meigs, Association of Public Health Laboratories
- Bernard Jilly, PhD, Alaska Division of Public Health Laboratory
- Jack Krueger, MS, Association of Public Health Laboratories Consultant
- Wes Kennemore, MD, Association of Public Health Laboratories
- Dina Caloggero, MPA, PMP, Massachusetts Bureau of Laboratory Sciences

Social Media and Public Health: Surveillance, Information Sharing and Community Building
Moderater
- Michelle Forman, Association of Public Health Laboratories
- Kevin Alexander, Creative Control Films
- James Garrow, Philadelphia Department of Health
- John Brownstein, PhD, Harvard Medical School

The Wright Stuff at the Wright Time – Environmental Public Health Laboratories in Action
Moderator
- Paul Moyer, MS, Minnesota Department of Health
A Response to Emerging Concerns: PHL Roles in PFC Monitoring in Minnesota
- Paul Moyer, MS, Minnesota Department of Health
Emerging Contaminants…Starting the Conversation
- Tara Lydick, BS, Delaware Public Health Laboratory
Iowa City Landfill fire…SPEHL in Action
- Pamela Kostle, MS, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Roundtables

How Efficient is Your Laboratory at Applying Informatics Techniques?
- Mark Conde, BA, Emory University
- Wanda Andrews, BS, MT(ASCP), Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

Local Lab Core Functions Descriptive Survey Results
- Mimi Lachica, MA, Long Beach Public Health Laboratory
- Kerry Buchs, MHA, Philadelphia Public Health Laboratories
- Mary Sue Kitchen, MT(ASCP), Local Lab Council

FDA ISO 17025 Accreditation – Progress and Lessons Learned Discussion
Moderator
– Robyn Atkinson-Dunn, PhD, Unified Utah State Laboratories: Public Health
- Daniel Rice, MS, New York Department of Agriculture and Markets
- Rodger Bronager, A2LA

Concurrent Sessions

Laboratories in Action: Outbreaks and Emerging Infectious Diseases in the News
Moderator
- Susanne Zanto, MPH, MLS(ASCP)SM, Montana Laboratory Services Bureau
Hepatitis C in New Hampshire
- Jill J. Power, MS, M(ASCP), CMQ/OE(ASQ) New Hampshire Public Health Labortories
Trifecta Botulism in New York
- Christina Egan, PhD, CBSP, New York State Department of Health
Hantavrius in Yosemite National Park
- Dongxiang Xia, PhD, California Department of Public Health
Fungal Meningitis
- Dee Pettit, PhD, North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health

Communities of Practice: Sharing Knowledge, Solving Problems and Supporting Innovation
Moderator
– Billie Juni, MS, Minnesota Department of Health
Public Health Laboratory Purchasing Community
- Chris Brueske, Minnesota Department of Health
LabCoP Informatics Community
- Riki Merrick, MPH, iConnect Consulting
Public Health Laboratory Director Community
- Public Health Laboratory Director

Public Health Leadership in Action: Impactful Training in Crisis Management and Effective Communications
Moderator
- Michael Schueller, MS, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
- Jean Doss, Doss Consulting
- Jennifer Rakeman, PhD, New York City Public Health Laboratory
- Grace Kubin, PhD, Texas Department of State Health Services

Plenary Session

Impact of Climate Change on Environmental, Infectious Disease and Food Safety Testing
Moderator
- Michael Wichman, PhD, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
William Reisen, PhD, Universtiy of California, Davis
- Tim Herrman, PhD, Texas Office of the State Chemist
- Time Watkins, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency