Registering for Workshops


To register for the free workshops, register for the Summit here and select your desired workshops during the registration process.

If you have already registered for the Summit and wish to add workshops to your existing registration, please follow these instructions on Adding A Session to an Existing Registation.

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Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction Planning


Thursday, March 14
8:30 AM–5:00 PM
The UN defines disaster risk reduction (DRR) as “the concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematic efforts to analyze and manage the causal factors of disasters, including through reduced exposure to hazards, lessened vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and the environment, and improved preparedness for adverse events.”

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BioWatch: A Component of the National Strategy to Strengthen Bioterrorism Preparedness (CANCELLED)


Thursday, March 14
8:30 AM–5:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs’ BioWatch Program is the only federally-managed, locally-operated, nationwide biosurveillance system designed to detect the intentional release of select aerosolized biological organisms. The program operates in more than 30 metropolitan areas across the country and supports national events, exercises and provides guidance for Jurisdictional Response Plans.

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Disaster Epidemiology Tools for Improving All-Hazard Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacities: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance System, and Assessment of Chemical Exposures (SOLD OUT)


Thursday, March 14
8:30 AM–5:00 PM
This workshop will introduce the discipline of disaster epidemiology and how it can be used in all phases of the disaster life cycle. Three CDC/ATSDR tools—Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance, and Assessment of Chemical Exposures—will be described.

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Psychological First Aid


Thursday, March 14
8:30 AM–5:00 PM
This course will provide an overview of Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is designed to reduce initial distress and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping for those impacted by disasters. Participants will practice these skills and learn how to adapt them with diverse populations and different settings.

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Pharmacies and Public Health: Building and Sustaining Strong Partnerships (SOLD OUT)


Thursday, March 14
8:30 AM–12:00 PM
Pharmacies offer services in many areas of improving outcomes during public health emergencies. Strong relationships between pharmacies and public health are mutually beneficial and build upon inherent strengths of each entity. Pharmacists are willing partners, and participants will learn actionable steps to initiate or strengthen relationships with pharmacies.

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