2018 Preparedness Summit Final Plenary Session—“A Troubling Gap: Why Cyber Security Matters to Public Health Emergency Response”

The final plenary session “A Troubling Gap: Why Cyber Security Matters to Public Health Emergency Preparedness” wrapped up the 2018 Preparedness Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga. with a panel discussion on why cyberattacks is a public health concern. In this interactive session, moderator Stephen Curren, director, Division of Resilience, Office of Emergency Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, posed a series of questions to the audience to discuss this specific 21st century threat.

To view the session, check out a video on NACCHO’s YouTube channel.

Access 2018 Preparedness Summit Resources

  • Visit the Preparedness Summit website to stay up to date on when abstracts open for the 2019 Preparedness Summit and when to register.
  • To access photos and presentation slides of the sessions, go to the Preparedness Summit website, click on the “Schedule of Events” tab to go to the full schedule. Log into your account by clicking “My Schedule” on the left column and click the audio icons next to each session.
  • Read the results from the poll everywhere questions by clicking here.

Save the Date for the 2019 Preparedness Summit

Next year’s Preparedness Summit will take place March 26-29 in St. Louis, Mo.

The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. Since its beginning in 2006, NACCHO has taken a leadership role in convening a wide array of partners to participate in the summit; presenting new research findings, sharing tools and resources, and providing a variety of opportunities for attendees to learn how to implement model practices that enhance the nation’s capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other emergencies.

We hope to see you there!

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