Now Accepting Abstracts: 2018 Preparedness Summit






NACCHO in coordination with the Preparedness Summit Planning Committee, invites health departments, partner agencies and other emergency preparedness stakeholders to contribute to the advancement of U.S. national health security by submitting an abstract for the 2018 Preparedness Summit (April 17-20, 2018 in Atlanta, GA). Now more than ever, the public health preparedness community must come together and exchange ideas to strengthen the nation’s resilience in the face of threats like the Zika virus, terrorism, and severe weather incidents.

Click here to join the distinguished list of presenters at the country’s premier conference for public health preparedness, convening nearly 2,000 attendees representing national and international organizations at the local, state, and federal levelThe year’s theme will explore “Strengthening National Health Security: Mastering Ordinary Responses, Building Resilience for Extraordinary Events,” focusing on the following topics:

  • Lessons learned from response to community-level responses;
  • Emerging issues that are impacting public health preparedness; and
  • Opportunities we have today to drive action toward meeting our future needs.

Abstracts will be accepted throughout the month of September. Visit the Preparedness Summit website to submit an abstract toady, and sign up for the Preparedness Summit e-newsletter to stay up to date on all of the conference details. NACCHO’s Preparedness team is happy to answer any questions regarding abstract submission and/or general conference inquiries via email at

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