CDC Webinars – International Society for Disease Surveillance


As a courtesy to the CDC, below you will find a copies of selected webinar presentations.

August Webinar:  Development of the Arkansas (AR) Poison Control Center (PCC) Mission Ready Package to Support Continuity of Operations and Surge Utilizing the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)

Date: Thursday August 11, 2016 @ 3:00–4:00 PM EST

Presenters: Dr. Howell Foster, Director, AR PCC, University of AR for Medical Sciences; Aaron Adams, Associate Branch Chief, Trauma, Preparedness, and EMS Branch, Arkansas Department of Health (ADH); Carol Walton, Operations Branch Manager, Response and Recovery Division, AR Department of Emergency Management (ADEM)

Details:  This presentation will describe how Arkansas used the EMAC to address surge capacity needs during emergency response. The presentation will describe 1) how existing AR PCC, ADH, and ADEM partnerships used the EMAC Mission Ready Package (MRP) system to address surge capacity, and 2) the MRP development process as well as the activation procedures and integration of the AR PCC into the state’s response process

Download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation

To request a copy of the video, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Date: Thursday June 16, 2016 @ 1:00–2:00 PM ESTPresenters: Ann Arens, MD and Kathy Vo, MD, Medical Toxicology Fellows, California Poison Control System, San Francisco Division; Dr. van Wijk, Clinical Chemistry Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco; Dr. Coffin, Director of Substance Use Research at the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)

Details: Drs. Arens, Vo, van Wijk, and Coffin will present a cluster of opioid-related poisoning cases and deaths in San Francisco following ingestion of counterfeit pills designed to look like prescription medication. They will describe the clinical cases and detailed the coordinated public health response, which included the local PCC, a toxicology lab, a public health officer, the local medical examiner, and affected hospitals.

CDC June Community of Practice Webinar Recording from ISDS on Vimeo.