NIOSH Personal Protective Technology Program Healthcare Stakeholder Meeting
June 18, 2013
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Personal Protective Technology Program (PPT) and National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) invite you to attend our Stakeholder Meeting on Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers on June 18, 2013. Focusing on a theme of improving healthcare worker compliance with respiratory protection, this gathering is an opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas between professionals, policy makers, and manufacturers involved in the field of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.
Stakeholder feedback is sought to (1) provide input to future updates of the NIOSH PPT program research agenda and (2) assess progress toward better respirators for healthcare workers. The meeting will include presentations by leading experts in the field to discuss the latest scientific data and moderated roundtable discussions on emerging topics in respiratory protection for healthcare workers.
The meeting will take place on June 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. EDT, at the CDC Tom Harkin Global Communications Center located at 1600 Clifton Road, Building 19, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. While the meeting is open to the public, it is limited by the capacity of the conference room. Registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis and is required for both in-person and video conferencing participation. Participants are encouraged to consider attending by video conference, which will be provided at select CDC locations. Preregistration is required on or before June 14, 2013, even for remote attendees and US citizens. The registration deadline for non‐US citizens has passed. An email confirming registration will be sent from NIOSH and will include details needed to participate. A government‐issued photo ID will be required to obtain entrance to any of the CDC locations.
Registration for this meeting is now closed. Please email Judi Coyne for assistance.
The Emory Conference Center Hotel, located at 1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, is adjacent to the CDC facilities. Reservations can be made by calling (404) 712-6000 or visit their website.
|8:00 – 8:15||Welcome Remarks – Maryann D’Alessandro, NPPTL Director, PPT Program Manager|
|8:15 – 9:00||Keynote Talk – Respiratory Protection, Infection Control, and Preparing for Pandemic Influenza, Stephen Redd, CDC Influenza Coordination Unit|
|9:00 – 9:30||Progress Toward Updating the NIOSH PPT Program Action Plan for Healthcare Worker Personal Protective Equipment (2013-2018), Ron Shaffer, NIOSH Abstract|
|9:30 – 10:35||Roundtable 1 – Improving the Evidence Base to Support Guidance on the Appropriate Level of Respiratory Protection
Moderator - David Kuhar, CDC
|10:35 – 10:55||Break|
|10:55 – 11:45||Roundtable 2 – Healthcare Worker Observational Studies of Respirator Use & New Educational Resources
Moderator - Debbie Novak, NIOSH
|11:45 – 12:30||Lunch (on your own, but on-site)|
|12:30 – 2:00||Roundtable 3 – Emerging Topic - Considerations for Extending Respirator Supplies During an Outbreak or Pandemic
Moderator - Lisa Koonin, CDC
|2:00 – 2:20||Break|
|2:20 – 3:50||Roundtable 4 – Standards & Test Methods for Improved Respirators for Healthcare Workers
Moderator - Lewis Radonovich, VA
|3:50 – 5:00||Roundtable 5 – Advances Toward Improved Respirators for Healthcare Workers
Moderator - Melanie Choe, BARDA
|5:00 – 5:15||Wrap Up – Ron Shaffer, NIOSH|
For more information on the background of the meeting, please see the Federal Register Notice.
Any questions can be directed to Dr. Ronald E. Shaffer, Senior Scientist, NIOSH NPPTL Office of the Director at NPPTLEventsHealthcar@cdc.gov,
telephone (412) 386‐6111, fax (412) 386‐6617.