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Upcoming Events​​

Save the Dates: Children’s Hospital and Preparedness Webinars
Title: Planning for Hospital Pediatric Surge: Solutions Within Reach
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 2:00pm ET/1:00pm CT
Presenters: Marie Lozon, MD, FAAP; Ronald Ruffing, MD, FAAP
Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/oth2iu8pro33&eom
Webinar Description: This free webinar will provide approaches for children’s hospitals to consider when planning to manage a surge of pediatric patients, including the development of a written plan and steps that can be taken to exercise the plan, which will lead to improved preparedness for future events. The webinar will also touch on how emergency departments and hospitals could develop a pediatric surge plan and drill it to address CMS emergency preparedness rule requirements.

Title: Family Reunification: Debut of a New AAP Toolkit
Date: Friday, June 29, 2018, at 2:00pm ET/1:00pm CT
Presenters: Rachel Charney, MD, FAAP; Sarita Chung, MD, FAAP
Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/9769ookhip60&eom​
Webinar Description: The presenters of this free webinar will provide background information and lessons learned from their experiences with family reunification. The webinar will also highlight key actions that participants can take now to increase their own preparedness. The presenters will walk through the new American Academy of Pediatrics family reunification tool for hospitals, which includes information on assembling a planning team, involving external stakeholders, the elements of a hospital family reunification plan, how to activate a plan, and how to exercise the plan.

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: Are you Ready? How to Practice and Survive After a Disaster
    Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:00am - 1:00pm
    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: Spectrum of Developmental Effects in Children Born to Zika Infected Mothers, and Care, Supports and Services for the Children and Families
    Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Presenter: Marshalyn Allsopp, MD, FAAP
    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. The session will provide an overview of the epidemiology of Zika, what constitutes risk to a woman who becomes pregnant, and current public health guidance. Attendees will learn about current recommendations for diagnosis, management, and sources of support for children with Zika virus and their families.​

  • 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). Detailed information on what issues might arise during prolonged recovery from a disaster and how pediatricians can help will be included. The session will focus on improving pediatricians' abilities to protect their practices, care for their patients, promote mental health, serve the public's health, and promote community health resilience. The AAP chapter leaders from Puerto Rico and other areas will be asked to join to tell their stories.​

  • Title: Promoting Resiliency in Children, Families, and Ourselves after Disaster
    Date/Time: Monday, November 5, 2018, 9:30am - 10 :15am
    Presenter: David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP
    Session Description: This session will allow pediatric subject matter experts in disaster medicine to update interested AAP members on the critical knowledge and steps that need to be taken to effectively prepare for and respond to disaster situations. Recent updates on AAP and federal initiatives will be provided.

  • Title: Injury Prevention in Times of Extreme Weather
    Date/Time: Monday, November 5, 2018, 1:00pm - 5:45pm
    Presenters: Kathy Monroe, MD, FAAP; Shana Godfred-Cato, DO, FAAP; Judy Schaechter, MD, MBA; Yasmin Pedrogo, MD, FAAP; Melvin A. Bonilla-Felix, MD, FAAP; Annette LaGreca, PhD, ABPP; Kim Randell, MD, 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 saw firsthand the effects of Hurricane Andrew, a pediatrician and Army Reservist who oversaw the medical needs of 500 troops deployed in Hurricane Harvey, a pediatrician in Miami who will provide insight into caring for a team of hospital providers and medical shelter patients, and pediatricians in Puerto Rico who will share preparation, response, and recovery efforts to families affected by 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; Ken Zangwill, 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 session will offer insight on lessons learned and highlight steps that pediatricians can take to better prepare themselves and their practice setting for these events.​​

National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference
Date: November 27–29, 2018
Location: New Orleans, LA
The National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference highlights best practices of healthcare 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 healthcare coalitions. Early ​bird registration ends August 30, 2018. Questions about the conference should be directed to info@healthcarecoalitions.org.​

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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