The Surge Management Workgroup held its monthly call on Sept. 26. Special guest Dr. David E. Marcozzi, Director of All-Hazards Medical Preparedness Policy for the White House National Security Staff, attended the call and for the first half hour led a discussion about national priorities for medical surge. In the second half of the call, each member discussed a gap analysis in their region. They all reported their top three issues or concerns around surge management to help focus the work plan activities. Members of the group also discussed session topic ideas for the 2014 Preparedness Summit.