NACCHO Preparedness Summit this month in Atlanta

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) offered a preview on Wednesday of the upcoming Preparedness Summit that will take place April 14-17 in Atlanta.

This year's main topic is global health security and preparation for emerging threats on a national scale. Mike Walker, senior consultant at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, will be the keynote speaker; he will open the conference.

Other topics that will be featured include climate change and its impact on human health, an Ebola case study, methods for teaching emergency preparedness, and how service animals can help teach families preparedness for the home and pets.

The case study will be covered by Dr. Lewis Rubinson who was exposed to the virus while volunteering to treat patients in Sierra Leone. Rubinson also was subjected to experimental treatment at the National Institutes of Health.

During the summit, participants will be able to hear from administration, academic and industry professionals in the field of public health and safety.

The summit will be held at the Marriott Marquis. Partners and organizing agencies include the American Red Cross, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Medical Reserve Corps, among many others.

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