Friday, May 13, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

CDC pediatrician will be speaker

We are excited to welcome Lt. Commander (U. S. Public Health System) Stephanie Griese as a speaker for two sessions at the Academy. Lt. Commander Griese is a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and is currently serving as the Co-Lead for the Ebola Children’s Health Team. The Children’s Health Team works across CDC’s response to ensure the needs of children are integrated throughout CDC efforts. Core activities include establishing science to better explain the impact of Ebola on children, ensuring domestic preparedness efforts reflect pediatric concerns, and advancing international response efforts focused on children.

Lt. Commander Griese will be walking us through public health and healthcare challenges when working with children. She will also share a national perspectives regarding pediatric planning for special pathogens at hospitals.

Friday, January 8, 2016

National expert will be keynote speaker

Dr. Scott Needle has been confirmed as our keynote speaker. Dr. Needle is a board-certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In February 2004 he opened his solo private practice in the town of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.  Eighteen months later his office and home were nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.  He returned to the area one month later to resume practice.  His personal and professional experiences during recovery led to national attention regarding children’s health issues, pediatric private practice, disaster preparedness, and health problems related to FEMA trailers in the aftermath of Katrina.

Dr. Needle serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council and on the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters. He has published several articles about pediatric preparedness.

To read more about Dr. Needle, click here.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Lodging now available

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Lodging rate:  $89.00 (plus 14% tax) per night
Reservations can be made by calling Marriott reservations at 800-468-3571 or the hotel directly at 757-673-3000. You must refer to our block as “Virginia Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness Academy” or by clicking on the link below.
Make hotel reservations online
Reservations must be made by April 16, 2016 to receive our special room rate.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Save the date

The Academy will be held May 17-18, 2016 at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Hotel. The goal of this year's meeting will be to strengthen public health and healthcare preparedness for children.

Bookmark this website - more information will be added here as it is available. Download the save the date flier to share with colleagues here.