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Suggested Citation:"Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2008. Interagency-Aviation Industry Collaboration on Planning for Pandemic Outbreaks. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23266.
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35 Workshop Agenda WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2007 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Session 1: Aviation’s Role in Preparing for and Responding to a Pandemic Welcome and Background Discussion Katherine Andrus, Air Transport Association Christine Gerencher, TRB Staff Status of Pandemic Planning Activities Relevant to Aviation Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Department of Homeland Security Homeland Security Council Airline Perspective Airport Perspective 12:30–1:00 p.m. Break 1:00–3:00 p.m. Session 2: Minimizing the Spread of Disease via Air Travel Laura Valero, Federal Aviation Administration, Discussion Facilitator Risk- Based Screening at Airports • Responsibility and authority to conduct screening, deny boarding, and allow entry to individuals with symptoms in the United States and other countries • Identifying symptoms • Efficacy/impact on operations of thermal scanners, passive surveillance, and active surveillance • Compliance with Department of Transportation nondiscrimination regulations In- Flight Measures • Identifying and responding to communicable disease incidents • Airline reporting protocols • Infection control • Transmission of contaminants in aircraft cabin (e.g., ventilation, surface contami- nation) • Interagency concept of operations for managing a flight with ill passengers 3:00–3:30 p.m. Break 3:30–5:00 p.m. Session 2: Minimizing the Spread of Disease via Air Travel (continued) Alan Black, Dallas–Ft. Worth International Airport, Discussion Facilitator

36 INTERAGENCY–AVIATION INDUSTRY COLLABORATION ON PLANNING FOR PANDEMIC OUTBREAKS Airport Response • Quarantine/isolation of passengers and crew • Disinfection of aircraft/airport • Passenger and crew contact tracing when disease is not identified until after the flight is completed and passengers have dispersed • Keeping the airport operational (e.g., modifying use of runways, terminals, gates) • Communication with the public; federal, state, and local agencies; and airport per- sonnel and tenants 5:00 p.m. Adjourn THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007 8:00–10:00 a.m. Session 3: Maintaining Air Service as Critical Infrastructure During a Pandemic Event Jack Wells, U.S. Department of Transportation, Discussion Facilitator Economic Impact of a Pandemic Event on the Aviation Sector • Drastic loss of air service demand (i.e., demand shock) • Supply chain disruptions • Travel restrictions and airport closures • Airline bankruptcies and liquidation 10:00–10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m.–noon Session 3: Maintaining Air Service as Critical Infrastructure During a Pandemic Event (continued) Kathie McCracken, Department of Homeland Security, Discussion Facilitator Air Transportation as Critical Infrastructure • Identification of essential components of the aviation system (e.g., routes, airports, air traffic control, safety functions) • Critical needs: individuals returning home, medical personnel, medical supplies, other cargo, general commerce • Types of air service needs: cargo, passenger, general aviation, charter, Civil Reserve Air Fleet program • Fuel availability • Cargo capacity Noon–12:30 p.m. Break 12:30–2:30 p.m. Session 3: Maintaining Air Service as Critical Infrastructure During a Pandemic Event (continued) Bonnie Wilson, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, Discussion Facilitator Workforce Issues in the Aviation Industry • Absenteeism, cross- training, mutual aid, and security/drug clearance (Federal Avi- ation Administration, airline, airport) • Immunization/antiviral priorities • Maintaining safety certifications in light of staffing shortages • Dealing with human response to traumatic events • Protecting employee health (e.g., personal protective equipment, hand washing, self- imposed isolation, sick leave policies)

2:30–3:00 p.m. Break 3:00–5:00 p.m. Session 3: Maintaining Air Service as a Critical Infrastructure During a Pandemic Event (continued) Rich Golaszewski, GRA, Inc., Discussion Facilitator Mitigating Economic Impacts and Preserving Air Service • Communications • Regulatory relief • Financial stabilization 5:00 p.m. Adjourn FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007 8:30–10:30 a.m. Summary, Comments, and Next Steps Katherine Andrus, Air Transport Association, Discussion Facilitator Summary of Workshop Discussions Moderators from the sessions during the workshop will provide brief summaries of the discussions that took place on all session topics. Agency Comments Decision makers from various federal agencies will provide their perspective on the topics under discussion at this workshop. 10:00–10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m.–noon Summary, Comments, and Next Steps (continued) Katherine Andrus, Air Transport Association, Discussion Facilitator Christine Gerencher, TRB Discussion of Next Steps Comments from all invited guests will be solicited for their views on what topics would benefit from further discussion or review. A brief report on the process of developing and disseminating a summary of proceedings from this workshop will also be provided. Noon Adjourn 37WORKSHOP AGENDA

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TRB's Conference Proceedings 41: Interagency-Aviation Industry Collaboration on Planning for Pandemic Outbreaks summarizes a September 5-7, 2007, workshop that took place in Washington, D.C. Among the issues explored in the proceedings are the current state-of-the-practice for pandemic planning by airports and airlines, coordination among various agencies and the aviation sector to implement these plans, and the potential areas for public-private sector cooperation in pandemic planning.

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