EHSSENTIALS 2017
 

Agenda-at-a-Glance

Choose and attend any sessions from any track on the day of the Symposium; no pre-selection is required.

8:00-8:30 AM Registration/Coffee  
8:30-9:30 AM

Welcome & Keynote Speaker

The Future: Threat Safety Science
Dr. Charles R. Denham, M.D, Founder, Global Patient Safety Forum; Chairman, TMIT
William H. Adcox, Chief Security Officer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Chief of Police, The University of Texas Houston Police Department

9:30-9:45 AM Transition/Networking
  Track A Track B
9:45-10:45 AM

Health and Safety’s Role in Mitigating the Insider Threat Risk
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CBSP, SM(NRCM), CHMM, CPH, Director of Environmental, Health & Safety, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health)

The RICE/TMC Flood Alert System: Data-Driven Emergency Management Decision Making
Bryan Evans, UT Health Risk Management and Emergency Management, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health)
Devina Patel, Director for Environmental Health Safety and Corporate Services, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

10:45-11:00 AM Transition/Networking
11:00-12:00 PM

Case Study: Proven Best Practices and Strategies for Injury Reduction
Christy Foster, Principal Consultant and VP of Sales and Marketing, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

High Consequence Pathogens
Shawn Gibbs, Executive Associate Dean and Professor, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch/Networking
1:00-2:00 PM

Round Table Panel Discussion
EHS Heads Q&A
Dr. Matthew Berkheiser, Executive Director of the Environmental Health and Safety Department, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Melissa A. Murrah, J.D., Director, Risk Management, Safety Officer, Texas Children’s Hospital
Dr. Janelle Rios, MPH, PhD, Director of the Office of Public Health Practice and Career Services, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CBSP, SM(NRCM), CHMM, CPH, Director of Environmental, Health & Safety, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health)
Michael Jones, Texas Division Manager – Environmental Health & Safety, CHI St. Luke’s Health
Danial Bravard, Associate Vice President – Risk Management and Safety Workplace Safety Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System

2:00-2:15 PM Transition/Networking
2:15-3:15 PM

Safe Patient Handling: Ergonomics Working Session, Discussion, Best Practices and Audience Participation
Elise Condie, CPE, Principal Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions
Tina Henderson, Manager, Environmental Health Safety and Corporate Services (EHSCS), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Michael Jones, Texas Division Manager – Environmental Health & Safety, CHI St. Luke’s Health

Understanding United States Pharmacopeia (USP) 800 and How to Incorporate into USP 797 Programs
Doug Rush, CIH, CSP, CHMM, Principal Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

3:15-3:30 PM Transition/Networking
3:30-4:30 PM

EH&S Leadership Development – A Self-Contained Study
Dr. Matthew Berkheiser, Executive Director of the Environmental Health and Safety Department, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hospital Hazardous Waste and Environmental Law: Enforcement Risks and Essential Management Strategies
Pat Larkin, Partner, Strasburger’s Attorney at Law

4:30-4:45 PM Closing Session and Gift Giveaway

Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium for Healthcare