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Upcoming Events​​

2018 AAP Legislative Co​​nf​​​ere​nce
Date: April 8-10, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

Each year, the conference brings together pediatricians, residents and medical students 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. In addition, the conference will feature a Pediatric Subspecialty Advocacy Track offering specific legislative and skills building workshops uniquely focused on the interests and needs of pediatric medical subspecialists and surgical specialists. Visit aap.org/legcon for more information and how to register. ​

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!

2018 Preparedness S​​ummit

Date: April 17-20, 2018

Location: Atlanta, GA

Registration for the 2018 Preparedness Summit is now open! The upcoming summit will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga. The theme is: “Strengthening National Health Security: Mastering Ordinary Responses, Building Resilience for Extraordinary Events.” For more information please click 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:

  • Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
    Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm
    Session Title: Are you Ready? How to Practice and Survive After a Disaster
    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 Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council. 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.

  • Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
    Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm
    Session Title: Spectrum of Developmental Effects in Children Born to Zika Infected Mothers, and Care, Supports and Services for the Children and Families
    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 Section on Infectious Diseases and the Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council. 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.

  • Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
    Time: 9:30am – 10:15am
    Session Title: Promoting Resiliency in Children, Families, and Ourselves after Disaster
    Presenter: David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP
    Session Description: Disasters and emergencies are occurring with increasing frequency. Members can help children and families effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. This Selected Short Subject session will provide an overview of mental health needs among children post disaster and will highlight strategies for addressing those needs and identify recommendations for staying well mentally and physically when caring for others in crisis.

  • Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
    Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Session Title: Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Improving Pediatric Office Preparedness and Addressing Children’s Needs
    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 Section on Infectious Diseases and the AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council. 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.​​

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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