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2020 Preparedness Summit is Now Virtual!

To the Governmental Public Health Preparedness Community and Preparedness Summit Former and Future Attendees:

Thank you for sticking with us as we have navigated the new landscape to create a virtual meeting experience that will meet your needs. This year has challenged us like no other. The coronavirus pandemic is exposing and exacerbating the pre-existing cracks in our nation's health and emergency preparedness infrastructures, from funding cuts to health equity and social justice issues to supply chain shortages. But it is also highlighting the tenacity and tireless commitment of those working on the front lines of public health. The Preparedness Summit, to be held virtually August 25-27, presents an opportunity for us all, in the community, to collectively take a breath from the chaos of COVID-19, and uplift the important work being done to meet the challenges of today and prepare for tomorrow.

As COVID-19 continues to affect all of us working in public health, healthcare and emergency management, it's more important than ever to have an opportunity to explore this year's conference theme, Fixing Our Fault Lines: Addressing Systemic Vulnerabilities. Through more than 100 sessions – including workshops, plenaries, and town halls – the 2020 Preparedness Summit will provide a much-needed opportunity to share your experiences, learn from others, and mobilize our fields to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic and the many other threats to public health and health security. Plus, the mix of live and on-demand content, which will remain available for viewing for one year beyond the conference, offers you a flexible and enduring learning experience.

As the first and longest running national preparedness conference, the Preparedness Summit is the place for you to reenergize while gaining the knowledge, resources, and relationships necessary to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Don't miss your chance to join more than 1,000 attendees—who work in all levels of government (local, state, and federal), emergency management, volunteer organizations, healthcare coalitions, and academia—to share best practices, build partnerships, advance your skillset, and take away innovative solutions and practical strategies to address the vulnerabilities in our nation's health security system.

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