2013 VSP Annual Public Meeting
June 27, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Port Everglades Administration Building
1850 Eller Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Registration is required; space in the auditorium is limited.
Register by email (email@example.com) or by phone (954-356-6650 or 770-488-3141).
For out-of-town attendees, a hotel room block has been arranged:
Gallery One Fort Lauderdale (A Doubletree Suites By Hilton)
2670 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
- Call 1-954-565-3800 and ask for CDC Vessel Sanitation Program room block, or
- Go to http://www.galleryone.doubletree.com to make a reservation. Enter group code “VSP” to reserve your space at the group room rate (available from June 25-June 29, 2013).
Please note: Hotel room reservations must be made by June 11, 2013, to get the group rate.
|9:00–9:30 a.m.||Introduction & Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) Annual Review of Inspections (CAPT Jaret Ames, Chief, VSP)|
|9:30–10:00 a.m.||VSP Public Health Program from an Industry Perspective (Charlotte Breide, Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Environment and Health. Cruise Lines International Association)|
|10:20–10:50 a.m.||Sanitation in Any Language (Tim Skinner, Corporate Hotel Manager, MSC Cruises)|
|10:50–11:20 a.m.||EMR (Arthur Diskin, MD, VP & Global Chief Medical Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.)|
|11:20–11:55 a.m.||VSP Project Initiatives Update (George H. Vaughan, Jr., GH Vaughan Consulting, LLC)|
|1:30–2:15 p.m.||Update on New Pandemic Norovirus Strain GII.4 Sydney (Jan Vinjé, PhD, Head, National Calicivirus Laboratory/Director CaliciNet, CDC/OID/NCIRD)|
|2:15–2:35 p.m.||Impact of Norovirus Strain on Cruise Ships (LCDR Amy Freeland, Epidemiologist, VSP)|
|2:50–3:20 p.m.||Proposal to Modernize Canada’s Potable Water Regulations for Conveyances (Sara Strawczynski, Senior Policy Analyst, Travelling Public Program, Office of Border Health Services, Public Health Agency of Canada)|
|3:20–3:50 p.m.||VSP Project Updates (CAPT Charles Otto, Deputy Chief, VSP)|
|3:50–4:15 p.m.||Public Questions and Comments|
|4:15–4:30 p.m.||Closing Remarks (CAPT Jaret Ames, Chief, VSP)|