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CDC Presentations from First National Congress on Public Health Readiness

Below are selected presentations from CDC speakers at the 1st National Congress on Public Health Readiness held July 20-22, 2004. Additional presentations will be posted on the AMA site within the coming weeks.

The goals of this conference were to:

  1. Strengthen linkages between health care and public health leaders to enhance preparedness.
  2. Share experiences that demonstrate successful community readiness for terrorism, successful response to naturally-occurring health threats, and successful interventions addressing critical healthcare and public health challenges.
  3. Develop and strengthen working relationships within the public health system including national, state, and local public health agencies; public health, medical and healthcare organizations and associations; and the academic community.
  4. Review new scientific advancements, identify controversies, and recommend action steps to face the threats and challenges of the 21st century.

Dr. Julie Gerberding
Opening Plenary: A Call to Action - National Perspective

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Dr. John C. Nelson
Opening Plenary: Medicine and Public Health: Recovering our Shared History -- and Jumpstarting our Future

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Charles Schable
Closing Plenary: Where We Are, Where We Are Going

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