2018 VSP Annual Meeting

Annual meeting: June 20, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, 1717 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132.

Agenda for Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Public Meeting
June 20, 2018
Miami, Florida
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

9:00–9:30 a.m.: Introduction, Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) Review of FY 2017, and Update on Release of VSP 2018 Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines (CDR Aimee Treffiletti, Chief, VSP; LCDR Amy Freeland, Deputy Chief, VSP; LCDR Keisha Houston, Epidemiologist, VSP)

9:30–10:00 a.m.: Update on Construction Consultation: Inspections, Plan Reviews, and Equipment Reviews (CDR Luis Rodriguez, Assistant Deputy Chief, VSP)

10:00–10:45 a.m.: CDC’s Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net): Conducting Research To Strengthen Restaurant Food Safety Policies and Practices (CDR Adam Kramer, ScD, MPH, REHS/RS, CFS, CDC/NCEH/DEHSP/WFEHSB/Safe Food Section)

10:45–11:30 a.m.: Keeping Legionella at Bay: Investigating and Preventing Possible Cruise-Associated Legionnaires’ Disease Cases and Clusters (Sooji Lee, MS, MSPH, Epidemiologist (IHRC, Inc.), CDC/NCIRD/DBD/RDB/Legionella Team)

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Norovirus Burden, Outbreak Surveillance, and Vaccine Status (Aron J. Hall, DVM, MSPH, Dipl ACVPM, Norovirus Epidemiology Team Lead, CDC/DVD/NCIRD/Viral Gastroenteritis Branch)

12:30–1:45 p.m.: Lunch

1:45–2:45 p.m.: Successful Cell Culture of Human Norovirus (Jan Vinje, PhD, Head, National Calicivirus Laboratory CDC/DVD/NCIRD)

2:45–3:15 p.m.: Ship Construction (Cyrille Filleul, System Engineer Galley, Pantries & Cold Room, Interior Basic Design, STX France SA)

3:15–3:45 p.m.: Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch Maritime Update (Michelle Decenteceo, MPH, CHES, Public Health Officer, Miami Q-Station, CDC/DGMQ/QBHSB)

3:45–4:15 p.m.: Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)—Industry Commitment to Public Health (Donald Brown, VP, Maritime Policy, Cruise Lines International Association)

4:15–4:30 p.m.: Canada’s Traveling Public Program Update (Gus Skinner, Public Health Agency of Canada, Travelling Public Program)

4:30–4:45 p.m.: Public Questions and Comments (Open)

4:45–5:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks (CDR Aimee Treffiletti, Chief, VSP)

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