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Upcoming Events​​

Public Health Grand Rounds: Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Pregnant Women and Infants: Data for Action
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 1:00pm ET/12:00pm CT
Online Stream: Facebook Live or Steam Live
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Grand Rounds session will discuss how tracking birth defects and monitoring health outcomes can help in prevention and treatment efforts by providing real-time information through surveillance. Free Continuing Education is available for this session. For additional information, visit this Web page: www.cdc.gov/grand-rounds/pp/2018/20180918-pregnancy-threats.html. For those of you who are unable to attend this session live, the archived presentation will be posted 3-4 days after the presentation to the On Demand page of the CDC Web site.

Webinar: 2018-2019 Recommendations for Influenza Prevention and Treatment in Children: An Update for Pediatric Providers
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 2:00pm ET/1:00pm CT
Webinar Link: https://zoom.us/j/512836971
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating to conduct a Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) webinar on September 27th titled, "2018-2019 Recommendations for Influenza Prevention and Treatment in Children: An Update for Pediatric Providers". During this webinar, subject matter experts from the AAP and CDC will discuss strategies primary care providers and medical subspecialists can use to improve flu prevention and control in children for the 2018-2019 season. The presenters will share AAP and CDC recommendations about influenza vaccination and antiviral treatment, including updated recommendations for the use of intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) in children. Registration is not required. Email DisasterReady to receive a calendar invite with call-in details.

Global Health & Disasters Course
Date: September 24 – October 5, 2018
This international health course is a two-week training offered once a year as part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Global Health Track. The first week of the course (September 24-28) is the Global Health section and the second week of the course (October 1-5) is the Disasters section. This course prepares its participants for international experiences and future global health work. The interactive training incorporates readings, lectures, small group problem-based learning exercises, technical skill sessions, and a disaster simulation exercise. Space is limited for this course, and preference will be given to those who are actively involved in promoting and implementing global health activities in low resource countries. If you are interested in attending, please obtain a registration form. Questions about the course may be directed to Michelle Shiver, Center for Global Health here

American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 National Conference​
Date: November 2-6, 2018

​Location: Orlando, FL

The AAP 2018 National Conference​ registration opens May 1, 2018.​​ Below are details about sessions and events that focus on disaster medicine:​

  • Title: Ready or Not Here They Come: Unanticipated Practice Disasters!
    Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:00am - 1:30pm
    Presenters: Dennis Cooley, MD, FAAP; Jeanne Marconi, MD, FAAP; Scott Needle, MD, FAAP
    Session Description: This Section-H Program is a joint effort of the AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management and the AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council (DPAC). The session will focus on improving pediatricians' abilities to provide medical services, promote mental health, serve the greater public health, and continue business operations in a disaster. The session will help pediatricians who work in office practices better prepare for disasters and their aftermath. Attendees will learn why disaster preparedness is important for all pediatricians, how to prepare and mitigate risk, and what issues might arise during prolonged recovery from disasters.

  • Title: Developmental Effects, Care, and Services for Children and Families
    Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Presenter: Cynthia Moore, MD, PhD
    Session Description: This Selected Short Subject session is a joint effort of the AAP Section on Epidemiology, Public Health & Evidence, the AAP Section on Infectious Diseases (SOID), and the AAP DPAC. This session will summarize the epidemiology of Zika, what constitutes risk to a woman who becomes pregnant, and current public health guidance. An overview will be provided on how infant effects attributable to Zika are identified. Recommendations for diagnosis, management, and sources of support for children and their families also will be discussed.

  • Title: Harvey, Irma, Maria, and More: Disaster Recovery Issues
    Date/Time: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Presenters: Scott Needle, MD, FAAP; Shana Godfred-Cato, DO, FAAP
    Session Description: This "Hot Topics" session will explore how pediatricians can prepare for disasters and their aftermath, focusing on lessons learned from recent hurricanes (in 2017 and 2018). Attendees will learn why disaster preparedness is important for all pediatricians, how to prepare and mitigate risk, and what issues might arise during prolonged recovery from disaster (including mental health issues and infectious disease outbreaks). The session will focus on improving pediatricians' abilities to care for themselves and their patients and promote mental health and community resilience.

  • Title: Injury Prevention in Times of Extreme Weather
    Date/Time: Monday, November 5, 2018, 1:00pm - 5:45pm
    Presenters: Melvin Bonilla-Felix, MD, FAAP; Shana Godfred-Cato, DO, FAAP; Annette LaGreca, PhD, ABPP; Yasmin Pedrogo, MD, FAAP; Judy Schaechter, MD, MBA, FAAP
    Session Description: This is an educational program that this a joint session with the AAP Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention and will feature a panel discussion addressing the many issues that pediatricians face in times of extreme weather. The panel will address lessons learned and insights that apply to many types of natural disasters, including hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and tornadoes. Topics will include the psychological recovery of patients, the mental and physical health of responders, and communication hurdles both within the hospital system and in the wider community. The panelists include a child psychologist who witnessed the effects of Hurricane Andrew, a pediatrician and Army reservist who oversaw the medical needs of 500 troops deployed in Hurricane Harvey, a Miami pediatrician who cared for hospital providers and medical shelter patients, and pediatricians in Puerto Rico who will share preparation, response, and recovery efforts during Hurricane Maria.

  • Title: Improving Pediatric Office Preparedness and Addressing Children's Needs in the Context of Infectious Disease Outbreaks and Disasters
    Date/Time: Monday, November 5, 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenters: Graham Barden, MD, FAAP; Margaret Fisher, MD, FAAP; Scott Needle, MD, FAAP; Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP; David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP; Craig Shapiro, MD, FAAP
    Session Description: This educational program is a joint effort between the AAP SOID and the AAP DPAC. Pediatricians and others who care for children often face overwhelming challenges during infectious disease outbreaks. Such outbreaks may be predictable (i.e. seasonal influenza), sudden and unexpected due to pockets of un- or under-immunized children exposed to vaccine preventable diseases (i.e., measles, mumps, pertussis) and sudden and unexpected due to emerging infections (i.e., Ebola, enterovirus D68, Zika virus). In a round table, interactive format and using real examples from recent outbreaks, this program will share lessons learned from recent outbreaks and highlight steps pediatricians can take to prepare their practices for these events.

  • Title: Post-Disaster Care: Promoting Resiliency in Children, Families and Healthcare Providers
    Date/Time: Tuesday, November 6, 2018; 9:30am - 10:15am
    Presenter: David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP
    Session Description: This Selected Short Subject session is a joint effort of the Section on International Child Health and the AAP DPAC. The session will provide an overview of mental health needs among children post-disaster and share strategies for addressing those needs as child health care providers. The session will also identify recommendations for staying well mentally and physically when caring for others in crisis.

Section on Emergency Medicine Preliminary Program 2018
Date: November 2-6, 2018
Location: Orlando, Florida
The Section’s scientific abstract and educational program will be held during the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando in November. ​​​The program includes Basic and Advanced Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshops. For more information click here.

National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference
Date: November 27-29, 2018
Location: New Orleans, LA
The National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference highlights best practices of health care coalitions from across the United States. The conference provides an opportunity to network with peers, share ideas, and learn from others' experiences in building and sustaining effective health care coalitions. General registration for the conference is available. Questions about the conference should be directed to info@healthcarecoalitions.org. The AAP will convene two sessions at the conference:

  • Title: Zika Takeaways:Lessons Learned that Can Accelerate Response in Future Emergencies

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 11:00am - 12:15pm|
Presenters: Carey Eppes, MD; Margaret Fisher, MD, FAAP; Rebecca Leeb, PhD
Session Description: This session will highlight collaborative effort among the AAP, American College of Obstetricians, and the CDC to develop clinical guidance and resources on Zika treatment for pregnant women and infants with congenital infection, assess health care provider preparedness for future infectious disease outbreaks, and evaluate Zika response efforts.

  • Title: Pediatric Response and      Recovery: Protecting Children and Reunifying Families; Lessons Learned      from NICU Surge and Evacuation Exercise

Date/Time: Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 10:30am - 11:45am
Presenters: Sarita Chung, MD, FAAP; Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD, FAAP; Jahzel Gonzalez, MD, FAAP; and Brent Kaziny, MD, FAAP
Session Description: This session will 1) describe the Ohio Pediatric Disaster Coalitions process to address the needs of hospitals within the state to create and exercise how to care for the most vulnerable population among pediatric patients if a disaster should occur within neonatal intensive care units requiring evacuation and then surge within other units across the state, 2) include presentations from pediatricians who were on the front lines of the 2017 hurricanes in Texas and Puerto Rico regarding challenges and lessons learned from their experiences that will assist attendees in responding to and recovering from future hurricanes, and 3) share a new hospital reunification planning template that was developed and describe challenges, resources, and lessons learned from experiences with reunification planning and real-life disasters.

2019 AAP Legislative Conference
Date: April 7-9, 2019
​Location: Washington, DC
Mark your calendars! The 2019 AAP Legislative Conference will take place April 7 – 9 in Washington, DC. Each year, the conference brings together pediatricians from across the country who share a passion for child health advocacy. Participants attend skills-building workshops, hear from guest speakers, learn about policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians and go to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to support strong child health policies. If you are interested in attending the conference and would like to be notified once registration opens, please email LegislativeConference@aap.org​.

Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation & Improvement Center (EMSC IIC) Events Page

Keep up to date with any EMSC IIC events coming up by clicking on the following Web page!​​

Columbia Regional Learning Center

The Columbia Regional Learning Center (CRLC) provides free, online certificate training courses, webinars, and lectures designed for individuals working in health systems. All of the CRLC's certificate courses are developed based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Preparedness and Response Competencies and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities. See the List of Courses.

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