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Preparedness Summit: Abstract Submissions Deadline Extended

Abstracts Now Due Friday, October 14 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

As public health professionals look towards the next two decades, one thing is certain, the world will not look the same as it does today. Our changing environment, technological innovation, and increasing population density in urban areas are just some of the driving forces that will test our ability to take actions to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

Share your health department’s or partner agency’s latest preparedness-related research or model practice by submitting an abstract to present at the 2017 Preparedness Summit, taking place April 25-28, in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme and focus for the 2017 Preparedness Summit, “Forces of Change: Capabilities, Innovation, and Partnerships,” will explore the following topics:

Join the distinguished list of Preparedness Summit presenters by submitting an abstract today. Abstracts will be accepted throughout the month of September. The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness, annually organized by NACCHO. Convening partners from across the field, the Summit delivers cross-disciplinary opportunities to connect with colleagues, share new research, and learn how to implement model practices to enhance capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Each year, attendance at the Summit has continued to grow, and in 2016, the Summit brought 1,800 attendees to Dallas from nearly every state and several countries.

Visit the Preparedness Summit website to start an abstract today, and stay up to date on all of the conference details. Please contact the NACCHO Preparedness team with any questions about submitting an abstract or general details about the 2017 Preparedness Summit.