Pitt Public Health Hosts National Emergency Preparedness Conference
: “Dynamics of Preparedness: A Public Health Systems Conference,” hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
’s National MIDAS Center of Excellence. This gathering of national and local public health officials will highlight innovative approaches to emergency preparedness and note where improvements are needed.
The conference is free and open to the public. People who may be in a position of authority during an emergency, including business leaders and physicians, are encouraged to attend.
It is presented in cooperation with The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice and The Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard School of Public Health.
WHO: Featured speakers include:
- Dr. Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., assistant secretary for preparedness and response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Dr. Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., assistant general and director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Thomas V. Inglesby, M.D., chief executive officer and director, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC
- Paul E. Jarris, M.D., M.B.A., executive director, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
WHEN: Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 22 to 24, 2012; Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 1.
WHERE: The University of Pittsburgh’s University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh 15213