WHA Emergency Preparedness Conference, September 20 in Madison

International Risk Communications Expert Vincent Covello will keynote event

May 26, 2017

The “WHA Emergency Preparedness Conference: Ready to Respond” is scheduled September 20. This important, one-day conference will feature national experts who will share communication and preparedness lessons learned from real world events and focus on current threats facing health care organizations, including workplace and community violence and highly infectious diseases. 

This conference has been designed for hospital emergency preparedness directors, emergency department directors and physicians, infection prevention staff, department directors, public relations professionals and public information officers.

Vincent Covello, PhD, will keynote the conference and offer a deep-dive session in the afternoon specifically for public information officers and health care public relations professionals. Chris Sonne and William Castellano, both of HSS EM Solutions, will share best practices and lessons learned from live active shooter scenarios. In addition, Peter Shult, PhD, of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene will discuss past, present and future infectious disease outbreaks and how hospitals can better prepare.

The conference is September 20 at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison. The full event agenda and online registration are available at www.cvent.com/d/b5qw08. Seating is limited—WHA highly recommends registering early. 

This story originally appeared in the May 26, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter