Register now for the 2018 Preparedness Summit through April 15 to participate in the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. The summit will take place April 17-20 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga. This year’s theme is “Strengthening National Health Security: Mastering Ordinary Responses, Building Resilience for Extraordinary Events.”

Attend to hear from the following plenary speakers:

Extraordinary Events of 2017: State, Local and Territorial Perspectives on Hurricane and Wildfire Response

  • Michelle Davis, Ph.D., Health Commissioner and Chief Public Health Officer, United States Virgin Islands
  • Robert Eadie, JD, Administrator, Florida Department of Health in Monroe County
  • Susan Fanelli, MA, assistant director, California Department of Public Health
  • Chris Rosa, MS, paramedic, deputy EMPS administrator, Ventura County EMS Agency

Strengthening Health Security: Visions for a Prepared and Resilient Nation

  • Robert Kadlec, MD, Assistant Secretary, Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Daniel Kaniewski, Ph.D., deputy administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, FEMA
  • James McDonnell, MA, acting assistant secretary, Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office
  • Stephen Redd, MD, RADM, acting principal deputy director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Troubling Gap: Why Cyber Security Matters to Public Health Emergency Response

  • Stephen Curren, MS, 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
  • Mitch Stripling, MPA, assistant commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Theresa Meadows, MS, RN, CHCIO, FHIMSS, senior vice president and chief information officer, Cook Children’s Health Care System
  • Gibbie Harris, MSPH, retired local health director

Since its beginning in 2006, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (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 you will join us! Register today!

Register for the 2018 Preparedness Summit to Hear from These Speakers!