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Upcoming Events​​

American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 National Conference & Exhibition
Date: October 25–29, 2019
Location: New Orleans, LA
Registration for the 2019 AAP National Conference is open. A full schedule of events is available. Below are details about sessions and events that focus on disaster medicine:

  • Title: Joint Program: Council on School Health and the Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: Schools and Disasters: Where to Begin, Where to End?
    Faculty: Linda Grant, MD, MPH; David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP; Merritt Schreiber, PhD
    Date/Time: Saturday, October 26 from 8:00 am–­4:00 pm
    Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 231-232
    Description: School disasters are increasingly frequent. Many pediatricians are ill equipped to address the preparedness for potential events. Pediatricians are likely to be asked to participate in treatment, either emergent or follow up, for the children in schools effected by a disaster. This session will inform the attendees on these issues.

  •  Title: Joint Program: Section on Emergency Medicine, Section on Neurosurgery, and the Section on Surgery: Gun Violence, Mental Health, and Advocacy: Where Does the Trauma System Fit?
    Faculty: Steve Krug, MD, FAAP; Kevin Haggerty, MD, FAAP; Lenore Jarvis, MD, MEd; Jonathan Martin, MD, FAAP
    Date/Time: Saturday, October 26 from 2:15 pm–6:15 pm
    Description: The Sections on Surgery and Emergency Medicine have teamed up to deliver a transformational session on gun violence in children, its many facets including the relationship to mental health and how we can advocate for change at the local, state and national levels of government.

  • Title: Katrina to Dorian: Leveraging Lessons from Hurricane Responses to Protect Children in Disasters
    Faculty: Brent Kaziny, MD, FAAP; Roberta Vicari, MD, FAAP
    Date/Time: Sunday, October 27 from 8:30 am–10:00 am
    Location: Morial Convention Center Room Ro8
    Description: Pediatric clinicians recognize that they need to learn more about disaster planning and recovery. Pediatricians have a valuable role to play in advocating for children's needs in a disaster, and a review of hurricane responses (Katrina through Maria) can help make a case for pediatric preparedness and response strategies. Through case examples and sharing of stories and lessons learned during hurricanes, members will become more aware of the critical roles they can play to protect children in disaster response and recovery.

  • Title: Joint Program: Council on Early Childhood and the Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: Emergency Preparedness and Recovery from Disasters in Children Birth to 5 years of Age: What Every Pediatrician Should Know
    Faculty: Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP; Mary Margaret Gleason, MD, FAAP; Andrew Hashikawa, MD, MS, FAAP; Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH, FAAP; Jeanne-Aimee De Marais
    Date/Time: Sunday, October 27 from 1:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Ballroom C
    Description: Attendees will learn about best practices and resources for pediatric practices regarding disaster preparedness and recovery, including mental health, in the early childhood population. Participants will learn how to engage early learning centers (child care programs and preschools) for disaster preparedness and recovery efforts and support of families requiring child care.

  • Title: Joint Program: Section on Critical Care and the Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: Critical Care During a Disaster
    Faculty: Sarita Chung, MD, FAAP; Carl Eriksson, MD, MPH, FAAP; William Poss, MD, MMM, FAAP; Steven Krug, MD, FAAP; Mitchell Hamele
    Date/Time: Monday, October 28 from 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 383-385
    Description: National experts in pediatric critical care and disaster preparedness will provide a broad overview of the issues of caring for children during a disaster. There will be lectures as well as audience participation and an opportunity for questions for the experts.

National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference
Date: December 2–5, 2019
Location: Houston, TX
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. Katherine Remick, MD, FAAP, will also present a plenary session on "day-to-day pediatric readiness" on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 8:00 am CT.  A Pediatric Annex Workshop will be taking place on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 8:30 am–11:00 am. The AAP will also convene the following session at the conference:

  • Title: PEDs Ready: Launching a Regional System of Care for Children
    Faculty: Brent Kaziny, MD, FAAP; Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD, FAAP
    Date/Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 11:30 am–12:45 pm
    Description: A pediatric system of care is vital to allowing an increasingly mobile society to provide quality care for patients and foster confidence for health care providers within a network that can offer effective/quality care for children. Studies have shown that emergency departments with a Pediatric Champion program have staff who are better prepared to address the unique needs of children, due to training, appropriate equipment, and guidelines. Presenters will describe how to determine baseline pediatric capability and capacity, define training components, and identify steps to create an effective Pediatric Champion program, using a model that can be adapted for any state.

Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation & Improvement Center (EMSC IIC) Events
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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 complete List of Courses.

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