May 06 May 06
03:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday Wed

Overview of the Bioterrorism Response on a Local/County Level

Opportunities and Challenges

Bioterrorism Response and Pandemic response will take place primarily on a local level. Contrary to popular belief, the local rather than the federal providers will be primarily responsible for responding to a bioterrorism event or a major pandemic. While the federal government will provide resources, including countermeasures, the local systems will be utilized to respond. Are we prepared on the local level? Challenges will be discussed. Dr. Pan will also discuss Ebola preparedness efforts in the Alameda County and the work related to the measles outbreak.


Li Ka Shing Learning & Knowledge Center (LKSC)
291 Campus Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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Li Ka Shing Learning & Knowledge Center (LKSC)

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Palo Alto CA, 94305
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Erica Pan, MD, MPH, FAAP. Public Health DepartmentDirector, Division of Communicable Disease Control & Prevention; Deputy Health Officer, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Erica Pan, MD, MPH, FAAP is a Deputy Health Officer, and the Director of the Division of Communicable Disease Control & Prevention in the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD). She joined ACPHD in November 2011 after serving as the Director of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Section and Deputy Health Officer at the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). From 2004-2011 she was the Director of the Bioterrorism and Infectious Disease Emergencies Unit, in the Communicable Disease Control & Prevention Section at SFDPH. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She maintained her clinical work in the past attending at UCSF in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and at San Francisco General Hospital in the General Pediatrics Clinic. She will be attending at Children’s Hospital Oakland in Infectious Diseases several times a year. Her previous training includes completion of a Pediatric residency, chief residency, and Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship at UCSF. She is board certified in both Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics. She received her MD and MPH degrees from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University.