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Network of Networks Meeting

January 28 – 30 2002
Lowell–Hunt Catering • 1111 Fairview Ave. North
Seattle Washington 98109

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Executive Summary
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Summary, Six–month Evaluation
Full Report, Six–month Evaluation
(224.6 kb pdf file)

Monday, January 28 2002
Morning Session

7:45 a.m. Registration and Tour Sign–up
8:30 a.m.

Opening Session

Moderator: Mr. William Stafford
President, Trade and Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
Welcome on Behalf of Washington State The Honorable Congressman
Jim McDermott
Welcome on Behalf of APEC (453 kb pdf slide presentation) Dr. Cuauhtemoc Mancha
(Mexico) on behalf of APEC Lead Shepherd Economy 2002
The Global Network of Networks Effort and the APEC Community (8 mb pdf slide presentation) Dr. Guenael Rodier (WHO)
Vision for APEC: Goals for this Meeting
(2 mb pdf slide presentation)
Dr. Ann Marie Kimball
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. Panel and Discussions: Networks Serving
the Asia Pacific Economic Community
Dr. Derek Lobo (WHO/SEARO)
Dr. Ann Marie Kimball
Regional Networks
Dr. Yvan Souares
Dr. Ingerani, Dr. Larasati
Dr. Tim France
Dr. Kazunari Yamaguchi
Questions and Answers
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Afternoon Session
1:30 p.m
National Networking Strategies Moderator:
Dr. Hitoshi Oshitani, (WHO/WPRO)
Col. Patrick Kelley (USA)
Dr. Mary Beers (Australia)
Dr. Jun–Wook Kwon (Korea)
Dr. Kow–Tong Chen (Taipei)
3:00 p.m Networking Strategies – Discussion in Plenary Moderator:
Dr. Guénaël Rodier (WHO)
5:45 p.m Buses load at Silver Cloud for transportation to
6:00 p.m Reception — UW Faculty Club
Welcome on Behalf of U of W
Dr. Richard McCormick
(President UW)

Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Morning Session
9:00 a.m.

Innovations in Information Sharing Moderators:
Dr. Eric Mintz (USA)
Ms. Abla Mawudeku (Canada)
New Strategies in Outbreak Investigation
Dr. Mary Beers (Australia)
Dr. Larasati, Dr. Ingerani
Dr. Jeff Duchin (USA)
Teaching on the Net: (614 kb pdf slide presentation)
Towards a collaborative distance learning,
information resource and technology strategy for the Network of Networks
Dr. Louis Fox (USA)
Dr. David Szatmary (USA)
Questions and Answers
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
Morning Session
10:50 a.m.
Innovations in the Lab–Food Borne,
Enteric Disease
Dr. John Kobayashi (USA)
Dr. Jun Terajima (Japan)
Ms. Kristy Kubota (USA)
Dr. Laurence McCarthy
12:30 p.m Lunch
Afternoon Session
1:35 p.m
Thematic Roundtables Themes:
Prioritization of Urgent Contents Across Networks What is urgent? What is a priority for our region?
Dr. Rodier, Dr. Kimball
National Infrastructure as an Element
in Regional Success
Are there obstacles to information flow, which impede disease control? What are some solutions?
Dr. France, Dr. Taniguchi
Accuracy and Quality Control of Information How have networks avoided misinformation?
Dr. Libel, Dr. Souàres

Distance Learning: The Internet for Teaching and Learning What are Regional Priorities in support of Infectious Disease Control?

Dr. Fox, Dr. Beers
6:30 p.m Pre–dinner Reception Lowell–Hunt Club
7:00 p.m Dinner
Exploring Potential Corporate Partnerships Neil E. de Crescenzo
Vice President, IBM Global Services, San Francisco, CA USA

Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Morning Session Synthesis of Our Discussions Moderator:
Dr. Melinda Moore (USA)
9:00 a.m. Presentation of thematic groups
Questions and Answers and Plenary Discussion
10:15 a.m. Coffee break
11:00 a.m. Continued Synthesis of Our Discussions Moderator:
Dr. Melinda Moore (USA)
12:00 p.m Lunch Closing–Remarks Dr. Patricia Wahl, Dean, School of Public Health
2:00 p.m Optional Tours (Please sign up on Monday at Registration.)  
  • The Sophisticated Network Environment tour at UW
  • The Pulsenet Laboratory Tour at Washington State Health Department

This meeting was sponsored by the US Department of State, Health and Human Services, Department of Defense,
the Centers for Disease Control and the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine
It is an approved APEC project.

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