Public Health System Advisory Committee
Monday, September 9, 2002, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
California Chamber of Commerce – California Room
1215 K Street, 14th Floor
Sacramento, California

Meeting Goals:

1) Explore the range of public health threats facing California's population.
2) Explore the public health system’s preparedness for all hazards, including terrorism.

9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.        Opening Remarks
                                        (Chairman Alpert)

9:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.        Advisory Committee Process, Meeting Goals and Introductions
                                        (Executive Director Jim Mayer)

9:55 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.      Introduction of Speakers
                                        (Project Manager Hattie Rees Hanley)

10:00 a.m. – 2:30  p.m.     Potential Threats to California; and Public Health Preparedness, Including Surveillance, Analysis
                                        and Rapid Communication Capacity

Between the following presentations will be Q & A and roundtable discussion:

1) Alan Zelicoff, M.D., Senior Scientist, Center for Arms Control and National Security, Sandia National Laboratories.

2) Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Director, RAND Center For Domestic and International Health Security; Immediate Past President, Institute of Medicine.

3) Arthur Reingold, M.D., Professor and Head of Epidemiology, U.C. Berkeley, School of Public Health.

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Lunch Break
4) Steve Waterman, M.D., Senior Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Mexico Border Infectious Disease Coordinator.

5) Colonel Cross and Major Weber, California National Guard.