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)

Page last reviewed: May 16, 2013 (archived document)