Help spread the message of preparedness Sept. 18 in celebration of Get Ready Day. Held each year on the third Tuesday in September, American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Get Ready Day is timed to coincide with National Preparedness Month.
To take part, send a tweet about preparedness today with the #GETREADYDAY hashtag, post a message on facebook or share a link to the Get Ready site. You can also print one of our many great fact sheets and post it on your office bulletin board or home refrigerator.
Visit the Get Ready Day website for more event ideas.
The next Current Issues in Immunization NetConference will be held on September 20 from noon to 1 p.m., ET. Raymond Strikas, MD, MPH, FACP, will present information about vaccination of healthcare personnel, and Tamara Pilishvili, MPH, will talk about pneumococcal vaccination. Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, will moderate the discussion.
Registration, which is required, will close on September 20 or when the course is full.
You can access past NetConferences online. This includes the very topical July conference on influenza recommendations and the May session on pertussis. You can also watch the 2.5-hour Immunization Update 2012 online; it was originally broadcast on August 16.
The National Public Health Information Symposium and Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Training will be held in Washington DC from September 30, through October 3, 2012. This event will feature many great opportunities to hone your communication skills and learn from public health thought leaders. The centerpiece: Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication 2.0 taught by CDC risk communication experts Dr. Barbara Reynolds and Roger Pippin. The timing for this symposium coincides with the planned fall release of CERC 2.0, the first CERC update since it was first released in 2002. In addition, the 2012 NPHIC Training Symposium will include workshops, breakout sessions, and conversations with CDC officials.
Current registration information, hotel details and the agenda can be found on the NPHIC website, www.nphic.org or click here to go directly to the page: http://www.nphic.org/conferences/2012/nphic-symposium. Mark your calendars!