Emergency Exercise

Emergency Exercise 2012 - map outlining incident

On October 1, a participatory learning exercise focused on a “Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Outbreak” will take place from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. This Emergency Exercise will include breakout sessions and active participation in facilitated scenario discussions. Participants will analyze a fictitious HPAI outbreak in various dimensions (on one farm, multiple farms, state or province, and nationally) and identify issues and gaps related to depopulation, disposal and managing various contamination issues that would occur during the disease outbreak.  The continuation of food production and distribution, with stop movement processes, will also be explored.  Participants will be able to gather information and concepts which may apply in their own local area if such an outbreak should occur. The overall list of issues and gaps will form the basis for prioritized lists of research questions, needed funding, policy implications, and needed education.  A summary of the Emergency Exercise findings will be included in Symposium documentation available at this website.

The Emergency Exercise will include several technical presentations.