For the first time ever, NACCHO will be broadcasting live from the 2017 Preparedness Summit, known as the premier conference for public health preparedness, taking place next week from April 25-28 in Atlanta. This year’s Preparedness Summit will focus on the “Forces of Change: Capabilities, Innovation and Partnerships,” engaging attendees to explore factors driving change in our world; their impact on the future of public health preparedness; and how to generate action for a stronger and more resilient nation. Live online webcasts will include the three main plenary sessions featuring renowned experts in biodefense, national health security, and technological innovation who will set the tone and spearhead conversation throughout the entire conference. NACCHO’s Preparedness Team staff also handpicked key conference events including education sessions, town halls, and workshops, which will be recorded and made available online shortly after the conference concludes.
By offering this option, NACCHO wants to ensure those who are unable to attend this year’s Preparedness Summit can still be a part of the conversation and have access to the many innovative resources and tools that will be presented throughout the duration of this week. Register now to view all three plenary sessions (live or recorded) and gain post-conference access to an additional 40 hours of recorded sessions. Plenary titles, dates, times and speakers are available below (click to view session descriptions featured in our previous blog). Visit Preparedness Summit website for even more information about the conference.
Opening Plenary “Envisioning the Future: Federal Efforts to Prepare the Nation”
Tuesday, April 25; 8:00-10:00 AM/ET
- Former Governor and Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Thomas Ridge
- Former Senator Joe Lieberman (Co-Chairs for Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
Thursday Plenary “The Way Forward: Emerging Technologies Driving Public Health Emergency Preparedness”
Thursday, April 27; 8:30-10:00 AM/ET
- John Brownstein, Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor, Harvard Medical School
- Ben Hamamato, Research Manager, Institute for the Future
Closing Plenary “A Sea of Changes: A Closer Look at Climate, Its Impact on Water, and Preparing Communities for the Future”
Friday, April 28; 10:30-12:00 PM/ET
- Ambassador Selwin Hart, MPH, CPH, Ambassador of Barbados to the United States of America and Former Director of the United Nations Climate Change Support Team
- David Rozell, MPH, CPH, Program Manager, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Tulare County (CA) Health and Human Services
- Clark Halvorson, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Public Health, Washington State Department of Health