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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


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)
10:00–10:20 a.m.Break
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)
12:00–1:30 p.m.Lunch
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)
2:35–2:50 p.m.Break
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)
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