Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)
The CDC COCA prepares clinicians to respond to emerging health threats and public health emergencies by communicating relevant, timely information related to disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health alerts. Visit this page to see information on upcoming and archived CDC COCA events.
2020 Preparedness Summit
Date: August 23–26, 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. See the 2020 Preparedness Summit website for additional information.
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) 2020 Annual Conference
Date: TBD – September 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. See the AMCHP 2020 Annual Conference website for additional information.
American Academy of Pediatrics 2020 National Conference & Exhibition
Date: October 2–6, 2020
Location: San Diego, CA
Registration: Will open on June 1, 2020
During this conference, the AAP Council on Children and Disasters is holding an educational session on Monday, October 5, 2020, from 8:00 am – 12:15 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. See the educational session agenda. All conference attendees are welcome to join! For more information, contact the AAP staff through e-mail to 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
Keep up to date with new and events from the EMSC IIC.
For additional information, contact the AAP staff at DisasterReady@aap.org.