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Biomed/Biotech Special Interest Group  

Kelly's Deli Conference Center
Next to the entrance to 7519 Standish Drive
FDA/CVM Center
Rockville, Maryland  20855

Jan 20, 2016    6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

“Helping Fight Ebola 
During the Recent Epidemic in West Africa”

          To be presented by

LCDR Philip Lafleur, MPAS, PA-C
Compliance Officer, Office of Compliance
Center for Device and Radiological Health (CDRH), US FDA

       Wednesday, January 20, 2016

6:00 – 6:20 PM – Networking; Pizza/drink 
6:20 – 8:45 PM – Program 
8:45 – 9:00 PM – Door-prizes drawing; Networking
Online Registration site: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/35817
Open to Public – 
$5: non-ASQ members to cover pizza/drink cost; 
Free: ASQ members, veterans, senior citizens, past speakers, US PHS Commissioned Corp officers, teachers, students, interns, residents, postdocs, FDA Commissioner’s Fellows, MJ-DC members, NTUAADC members, CAPA members, CKUAADC members, CCACC volunteers/employees, FAPAC members, CBA members, AAGEN members, NCARSQA members, OCA-DC members, and current job-seekers

Location: Kelly’s Deli Conference Center, 7529 Standish Place, Rockville (Derwood, for GPS users), MD 20855
Registration Deadline: Please register by Wednesday noon, January 20, 2016.  
Question: Please contact Dr. C.J. George Chang, Chair of Biomed/Biotech SIG, ASQ509; gchang2008@yahoo.com or 240-793-8425 (cell).

Driving directions: By Cars: From I-270 (N or S bound): Take Exit 9A and exit from the FIRST right exit; turn left (east) onto Shady Grove Dr.; turn right (south) onto Rockville Pike (Route 355); turn left (east) onto East Gude Dr.; turn left (north) immediately onto Crabb’s Branch Dr.; turn left (west) immediately onto Standish Place. The first building on your right side is 7519 Standish Place; open parking). The venue is on the first floor of 7529 Building with its external entrance opposite to the left side of 7519 building main entrance. By Metro trains: Off from Red Line Shady Grove Station, and take RideOn Route 59 TOWARD ROCKVILLE and get off from “Calhoun Place” stop. Standish Place is next to the Bus stop. Our venue is within 2 min of walking distance from the stop.

In September 2014 the president of Liberia asked the president of the United States to send help in the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic.  President Obama sent a variety of uniformed and civilian resources from the US government.  One of these entities was a group of officers from the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.  They were to configure and staff a portable hospital to treat this patient population.  This hospital was designed to be used in remote locations by the USAF.  I was part of the first team that went to Monrovia Liberia to carry out this mission.  The US Army had assembled the mobile hospital provided by the USAF but it had not been modified to handle Ebola virus patients.  

We spent the first two weeks configuring the hospital and going through scenarios that might occur once actual patients were referred to us.  Over the next 7 weeks we treated patients with Ebola virus disease and had a survival rate of approximately 50% which was slightly better than average.  There were many challenges to house and feed the team as well as to activate and supply the hospital.  This presentation will cover this process from the President's original announcement on September 16, 2014 until the team returned on December 20, 2014 after turning the facility over to the second of four teams that manned it.

Speaker’s Bio: 
Born and raised in Massachusetts, and lived in the Midwest and the South for over 30 years
USAF 1976-1981, US Army National Guard 1982-1986
Physician assistant with a BS from Trevecca Nazarene University (1998) and MS from University of Nebraska (2001)
Joined USPHS in 1999 and spent 9 years with the federal bureau of prisons
Joined the FDA in 2008 - investigator with Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) for 3 years at New England District
Became a compliance officer in the CDRH Office of Compliance in 2011
Widower with 3 grown children
Area 71 Government (District 36) for Toastmaster International program

This Biomed/Biotech SIG event is cosponsored by the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Greater Washington (www.MonteJadeDC.org) and NTU Alumni Association at DC (www.ntuaadc.org).