July 2016 VSP Document Revision and Annual Meetings
Revision meetings for VSP Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines: July 12-14, 2016, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Miami.
Annual meeting: July 15, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Miami.
All meetings will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, 1717 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132.
Agenda for Annual Meeting
2016 Annual Meeting
July 15, 2016
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
9:00–9:30 a.m.: Introduction and Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) Review of FY 2015 (CAPT Jaret Ames, Chief, VSP)
9:30–10:30 a.m.: Norovirus Update (Jan Vinje, PhD, Head, National Calicivirus Laboratory, CDC/National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases)
10:30–10:45 a.m.: Break
10:45–11:15 a.m.:U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise: Who We Are and What We Do (LT Derricka DeJean, USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise)
11:15–11:45: Canada’s Traveling Public Program: Update on Food Safety and Potable Water Activities (Shawn Parhar, Public Health Agency of Canada, Travelling Public Program)
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: ANVISA: Preparation for Olympics and Paralympics Games—Rio 2016 (Andrea Regina de Oliveira Silva, General Office of Ports, Airports and Borders/GGPAF, Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency)
12:15–1:45 p.m.: Lunch
1:45–2:00 p.m.: Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch Update (Michelle Decenteceo, BS, CHES, CDC/Division of Global Migration and Quarantine)
2:00–2:10 p.m.: Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Gastrointestinal Illness Task Force Update (Donald Brown, CLIA Director, Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Environmental and Health)
2:10–2:30 p.m.: Questions and Comments (Open)
2:30–3:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks (CAPT Jaret Ames, Chief, VSP)