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Center for Biosecurity

Deutsche Bank

The Contingency Planning Exchange

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Agenda

Welcome

Seth Waugh, CEO, Deutsche Bank Americas
Tara O'Toole, M.D., M.P.H., CEO and Director, Center for Biosecurity

Opening Session

Moderator: Tara O'Toole, M.D., M.P.H., CEO and Director, Center for Biosecurity

  • Pandemic Flu as a Major Security Threat
    James L. Pavitt, Principal, The Scowcroft Group; Former Deputy Director of Operations at the CIA
    Mr. Pavitt discussed the threat of pandemic flu compared with other national security threats, assessed the potential impact on global business, and offered insight on flu preparedness.

Panel 1: The Avian Influenza Threat-Status and Implications
Moderator: Michael Berkowitz, Operations Manager, Business Continuity Management, Deutsche Bank Americas 

  • Avian Influenza: Current Status and Potential Impact
    Robert Webster, Ph.D., Rose Marie Thomas Chair of the Virology Division, Department of Infectious Disease, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Director, WHO Collaborating Center on the Ecology of Influenza Viruses in Lower Animals and Birds
    Dr. Webster discussed the differences between avian influenza and routine influenza, the current status of avian flu in Asia, and the implications of avian flu for business.

Panel 2: Avian Influenza Planning-National & International Efforts

Moderator: Thomas Inglesby, M.D., COO and Deputy Director, Center for Biosecurity

  • New York City's Avian Influenza Response Plan
    Dr. Isaac Weisfuse, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Dr. Weisfuse discussed the plans and resources available for responding to an avian influenza pandemic, and the ways in which the New York business community might engage in planning efforts.
  • International and National Vaccine Planning Efforts
    David S. Fedson, MD, Former Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, and Former Director of Medical Affairs, Aventis Pasteur MSD
    Dr. Fedson discussed the challenges of developing sufficient influenza vaccine supplies for the United States and the international community in the event of a pandemic.

Panel 3: Building on Experience-What Have We Learned from Past Public Health Emergencies?

Moderator: Roseann McSorley, Managing Director, Regional Head of Business Continuity Management, Deutsche Bank Americas 

  • Financial Sector Lessons Learned from SARS
    Kenny Seow, Director, Regional Head of Business Continuity Management, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore
    Mr. Seow discussed lessons learned from SARS from the perspective of the financial sector and how those experiences are informing the pandemic preparedness process.

Concluding Remarks: Center for Biosecurity
Tara O'Toole, M.D., M.P.H., CEO and Director, Center for Biosecurity

Concluding Remarks: Deutsche Bank
Victor Meyer, Managing Director, Global Head of Business Continuity Management, Deutsche Bank