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The ECHO Preparedness 2015 Summit (October 8-9) aimed to provide tools, resources and inspiration to advance health and medical emergency preparedness, response, recovery and resilience to help better prepare Oregonians for a disaster.

Participants EXPLORED new ideas, CONNECTED with key partners, HIGHLIGHTED lessons learned and OBTAINED new skills. 

ECHO Summit 2015 Presentation Archive

Thank you to all of our wonderful, informative and generous presenters.

Presenter(s) Presentation
Kris Hansen Fundamentals in PHEP
April Brock, Ed Flick, Haleigh Leslie, Kris Hansen Preparing & Planning for Alternate Care Facility
Nicole Bowman, Don Marr Life-Critical and Essential Phychotrophic Medications for Emergency Pharmaceutical Preparedness in Coos Bay
Sue Mohnkern Water, Water Everywhere... And not a Drop to Drink
Larry Torris Oregon's ESF 8 Cascadia Planning
Laura Reynolds, Robin Holm Measles Protocol in the Portland-Metro Area
Ana-Marie Jones The Connected Community: The Key to Brilliance and Resilience
Bill Martin Resource Ordering & Logistics Coordination
Tom Eversole Applying Essential Public Health Services via Emergency Preparedness & Response in a Transforming Health System
Mary Goodwin Deschutes County PUM Monitoring
Christina Sheppard Liberia
Michael Kubler Providence Milwaukie Suspected Ebola Patient

October 8-9, 2015

Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center 
3075 U.S. 97 Business | Bend, OR 97701

There was no cost to attend. PHEP grantees may use their grant funds to cover travel and lodging expenses. All others are eligible to apply for a limited number of scholarships through their Regional Healthcare Preparedness Liaison.

Target Audience

Public health professionals, healthcare and hospital preparedness coordinators, emergency managers, emergency medical services, and other health and medical preparedness partners are encouraged to attend. PHEP grantees are required to have at least one attendee.


The pre-conference began at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 7, 2015  Sessions confirmed to date include:

  • Fundamentals of HPP and Healthcare Emergency Management
  • Fundamentals of PHEP and PHEP Coordinator positions 


The Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center honored the per diem rate for reservations made before September 8, 2015. To reserve a room, please call (541) 389-3111 and reference the ECHO Preparedness Summit.

Meal Information

Lunch was provided Thursday, October 8 only. Other meals were on own. Coffee, tea, and water were available through the conference. There is a restaurant on site at the hotel, and a number of local eateries are available within a short driving distance.

Contact Information

For more information, contact