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Preparedness Summit 2024

March 25 - March 28

The 2024 Preparedness Summit will be held 25-28 March 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Join more than 2,500 attendees—who work in all levels of the government (federal, state, and local), emergency management, volunteer organizations, healthcare coalitions, and academia—to share best practices, build partnerships, advance your skills, and take away innovative solutions and practical strategies to address the vulnerabilities in our country’s health security system.

Highlighted sessions include:

  • Advancing anthrax preparedness: Strengthening national defense against biological threats through cross-agency collaboration
  • The vital role of public health laboratories in response to surge events
  • Bioterrorism risk communications: Where are we now?
  • Pediatric concerns in a large-scale, multi-state chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) mass casualty incident
  • Tularemia Emergency Response: Clinical Guidelines for Treatment and Prophylaxis After Intentional Release or Naturally Occurring Outbreaks of Francisella tularensis
  • Medical toxicology and public health: A fruitful partnership illustrated by a popular awareness level course on chemical threats
  • A National Special Pathogen System (NSPS) of care: Defining and expanding the structure for a more coordinated response to high consequence infectious diseases
  • Regulatory framework for medical countermeasures response: Lessons from the expanded access programs for mpox therapeutics
  • Operationalizing an early response framework for public health emergencies
  • Cultivating resilient public-clinical health networks to protect against infectious disease outbreaks
  • Bringing special pathogen care home: Virtual assessment model for at-home evaluation of suspected high-consequence infectious disease cases
  • Chaos to Clarity: The Post COVID-19 Transition
  • Enhancing public health at the border: Mass vaccination initiatives
  • Advancing equity in mpox and COVID-19 diagnostics: Rapid summary of priority actions
  • Enhancing state infectious disease preparedness and response capabilities for future threats via a discovery hub: INSPIRE: Readiness
  • CHEMPACK program: Nerve agent antidotes
  • Pandemic Preparedness Training for Small Businesses
  • Preparedness epidemiology: A local perspective
  • Making sense of the system: A One Health-based approach to assessing risk, prioritizing action, and building resilience
  • Working with the community to respond to a tripledemic of hepatitis A, meningococcal disease, and mpox affecting the same at-risk populations in Orange County
  • A Case Study in Collaboration: Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Management Response to the East Palestine, Ohio Train Derailment
  • Advancing national all-hazards hospital situational awareness
  • From sewage to solutions: The possibilities and implications of wastewater monitoring

A pre-conference workshop on Radiological and Nuclear Preparedness and Response will be held on 24 March 2024.

Please visit the 2024 Preparedness Summit website for more information and to register to attend.


March 25
March 28


National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
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Huntington Convetion Center of Cleveland
300 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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