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!
September webinar rescheduled
Due to a death in the family that precluded Dr. Offit from presenting, the VEC webinar originally scheduled for September 12 was rescheduled for Wednesday, October 3 at noon ET.
- If you were registered for the September 12 and plan to attend on October 3, you do not need to do anything. Your registration will carry over to October 3rd. Reminder emails containing the necessary connection information will be sent the week of the event.
- If you were registered for September 12, but cannot attend on October 3, you can keep the registration anyway as it will allow you to access the archived webinar. The archived event will be available within 24 to 48 hours of the original broadcast using the same link provided for the live event. You can also find the archived event by going to http://vaccine.chop.edu/webinars and clicking to the archive and selecting the October 3 event archive.
- If you never registered for September 12, but are interested in attending on October 3, registration is still open. Go to http://vaccine.chop.edu/webinars and click on the registration button.
Both live and archived event participants will be able to get continuing education credits through a collaborative effort of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the University of Pittsburgh. Participants of the live event will only be required to complete a course evaluation; however, participants who view the archived event will be required to complete both the evaluation and a post-test. Instructions for obtaining credits will be shared at the conclusion of both the live and recorded events.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in New Orleans from October 20-23, 2012