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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.

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