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Kentucky's Pandemic Infuenza Summit

Governor Ernie Fletcher and U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Alex Azar II were joined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Julie Gerberding and other officials at Kentucky's Pandemic Readiness and Emergency Planning Summit held on January 20, 2006 at the Frankfort Convention Center. More than 500 representatives from business, schools, state and local government, emergency responders, hospitals, and others met to discuss local, state and national preparations for an influenza pandemic.

Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher addresses the summit attendees.


U.S. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Alex Azar II discusses the national plan for pandemic planning.


Secretary for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Mark Birdwhistell discusses Kentucky's plan for coping with a pandemic.


CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officers attended the summit.


Press Conference held during the summit (from left: HHS Asst. Secretary Alex Azar II, Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher (center), CDC Director Julie Gerberding, and Kentucky Department for Public Health Commissioner William Hacker).

Photos by Robert G. Martin

Summit Materials

Summit Presentations

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  • Pandemic Planning: A Nation Prepared - presented by Deputy Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services Alex Azar II
  • HHS Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning - presented by Julie L. Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Kentucky Prepares: Pandemic Influenza Planning - presented by William D. Hacker, M.D., F.A.A.P., C.P.E., Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health

Summit Video

Video of the summit is available in two formats and is seperated into three parts.

Windows Media Format

Real Media Format

Upcoming Local Pandemic Summits in Kentucky

The following local pandemic influenza summits have been scheduled:

June 21, 2006

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Nicholas County Health Center, 2320 Concreter Road, Carlisle, KY

Point of Contact: Gary Stone, Nicholas County Health Department, (859) 234-8750

June 21, 2006

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Grayson Conference Center, 371 CW Stevens Blvd, Grayson, KY

Point of Contact: Lloyd Miller or Heidi Fossen, Little Sandy District Health Department, (606) 474-6685 or 474-4415

Pandemic Influenza Materials

For more materials on pandemic influenza, please click here.



Last Updated 3/3/2009