Prepared for Peril: Readiness and Recovery for Public Health Threats

November 19, 2015
7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Ctr, Medical Campus

WUIPH_2015SquareThis year’s conference will focus on public health threats of all kinds, including infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and civil unrest.

We will look at preparing for threats, learning from past threats, protecting vulnerable populations from threats, and more. The conference is free and open to the public, and will include a keynote address, panel discussion, poster session, and networking opportunities.

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Redd, MD


Dr. Stephen Redd is the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This office is responsible for all of CDC’s public health preparedness and response activities.

Before coming to PHPR, Dr. Redd served as director of CDC’s Influenza Coordination Unit. During the H1N1 pandemic, he served as Incident Commander for the nearly year-long response.

A Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General in the United States Public Health Service, Dr. Redd has served 29 years as a Commissioned Officer. He has investigated outbreaks such as Legionnaires’ Disease, developed strategies to control malaria, and worked to eliminate measles in the US. A graduate of Princeton and Emory universities, he received his medical degree with honors and trained in medicine at Johns Hopkins. Rear Admiral Redd has authored more than 120 scientific publications and received numerous awards, including the Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. Full bioMore details


Gary A. Christmann, City of St. Louis Emergency Management Agency
Regina L. Greer, United Way
Debbie L. Mays, BJC Healthcare
Jean-François Trani, Washington University
Moderated by Faisal Khan, St. Louis County Department of Public Health


7:30 am: Open for Poster Setup
8:00 am: Attendee Check-in and Light Breakfast
8:30 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 am: Keynote Talk and Q&A
10:00 am: Break
10:15 am: Panel Talks and Discussion
noon: Poster Session, Networking, and Refreshments
1:00 pm: Adjourn


Location And Parking

The Eric P. Newman Education Center is located on Washington University School of Medicine Campus. More details

The venue is a short walk from the Central West End Metrolink Station, and bike racks are available.

We will validate parking in the Metro Garage for attendees who carpool. Anyone with a Danforth Campus yellow or red permits can park in the Metro Garage. Maps and more info

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The Institute created a Resource Guide in conjunction with the conference with a variety of national and local websites, articles, and more relating to the conference theme of emergency preparedness.


Event Sponsors: Institute for Public Health