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Webinar: Pediatric Providers & Census 2020
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm MT / 11:00 am PT
Presenters: Deanna Behrens, MD, FAAP; Deborah Stein
Registration: https://aap.webex.com/aap/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9c4b5db86b29736330ce74c4c8378742
Join the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Community Pediatrics to learn more about the upcoming 2020 census (beginning April 1, 2020). The census count determines how federal funding will be distributed for services and benefits each year. Many people go uncounted, particularly young children. As trusted messengers, pediatricians are uniquely positioned to let families know why they should fill out the census form and ensure that everyone is counted. Participants will learn:

  • What’s at stake in the 2020 census.

  • What service providers can do between now and the census.

  • Where to find resources.

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) 2020 Annual Conference
Date: March 21–24, 2020
Location: Crystal City, VA
The theme for the 2020 conference is "The Power of Connections: Building Equity for Healthy Generations". This conference invites presenters to share ideas, research, innovative programming, best practices, and effective outreach strategies to maternal and child health and other public health practitioners. Attendees include directors of state Title V programs, federal officials, advocates, family leaders, researchers, and health care providers. Registration for the 2020 AMCHP Annual Conference is available. Hotel information is also available here.

2020 Preparedness Summit
Date: March 31–April 3, 2020
Location: Dallas, TX
The theme for the 2020 Preparedness Summit is "Fixing Our Fault Lines: Addressing Systemic Vulnerabilities". The 2020 Preparedness Summit presents new research findings, shares tools and resources, and provides 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 emergencies. Attendees include experts in health care and emergency management fields in addition to public health preparedness professionals. Registration for the 2020 Preparedness Summit is available. Hotel information is also available here. Below are details about AAP sessions and events that focus on disaster medicine:

  • Title: Key Issues in Pediatric Surge Planning: A Tale of Two States
    Faculty: Carl Eriksson, MD, MPH, FAAP; Marie Lozon, MD, FAAP; Barry Newman, MD, MBA, MS, FAAP; Ronald Ruffing, MD, FAAP
    Date/Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
    Description: Emergency planning does not always adequately consider children's needs. In this interactive session, pediatric clinicians from Michigan and Oregon will discuss 3 key issues in pediatric preparedness (eg, preparedness, surge capacity, evacuation and transport) using practical examples from these states to identify key barriers and strategies for successful stakeholder engagement and planning.

  • Title: Disaster Preparedness Strategies for Pediatricians: Treating Individuals & Families with Special Needs
    Faculty: Mavara Agrawal, MD; Tiffany Berkshire, DO, MPH, MBA, FAAP; Dorothy Contiguglia-Akcan, MD, MPH, FAAFP
    Date/Time: Wednesday, April 1, 2020, from 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
    Description: Children and youth with special health care needs are at increased risk of harm and are less likely to receive support before, during, and after disasters. This session will provide attendees with strategies to improve health care preparedness for children and youth with special health care needs.

  • Title: Advances in Pediatric Readiness
    Faculty: Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD, FAAP; Brent Kaziny, MD, FAAP; Kate Remick, MD, FAAP, FACEP, FAEMS
    Date/Time: Thursday, April 2, 2020, from 10:30 am–12:00 pm
    Description: Pediatric experts will describe recent advancements in approaches to improve disaster planning for children. Models, resources, and strategies for state/regional stakeholders will be highlighted, along with opportunities for session participants to become engaged in this work.

American Academy of Pediatrics 2020 National Conference & Exhibition
Date: October 2–6, 2020
Location: San Diego, CA
Registration: Will open on Friday, May 1, 2020
During this conference, the AAP Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery is holding an educational session on Monday, October 5, 2020, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH, FAAP, will be moderating this session. The session will cover the goals and objectives of the Council, how children's needs are addressed in federal disaster agencies, strategies discussed within the 2 Pediatric Disaster Centers of Excellence, reunification planning, and a chance for participants to ask questions at the end of the session. All conference attendees are welcome to join! More details to follow closer to the date. For more information, e-mail DisasterReady@aap.org.

2020 National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference
Date: November 30–December 3, 2020
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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. The AAP advocates for a pediatric session track, and members attend as presenters and learners!

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