NACCHO Annual 2009 Highlights
Over 850 local health officials and their public health partners converged on Orlando, FL, for the NACCHO Annual 2009 Conference at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Under the conference theme, The New Public Health – Working Across Sectors to Leverage Investment in Communities, the program featured exciting general, sharing, and networking sessions; one-of-a-kind special events and receptions; and cutting-edge exhibits and innovative poster sessions. NACCHO Annual 2009 Conference highlights included:
An interactive Town Hall Meeting on the H1N1 public health response on Wednesday, July 29. The featured speaker was Dr. Richard Besser of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who served as the Acting CDC Director during the height of the spring’s H1N1 influenza outbreak.
Keynote sessions, each followed by question and answer periods with the audience, presented by Dr. John Agwunobi, Wal-Mart's top health and wellness executive, on Thursday, July 30; Dr. Mary Wakefield, the recently appointed head of the Health Resources and Services Administration, on Friday, July 31; and Dr. Thomas Frieden, the new CDC Director, on Friday, July 31.
More than 110 interactive sharing sessions and poster presentations led by public health experts from across the U.S. ranging from innovative, multi-sector community health initiations to the latest advances in health information technology.
Numerous receptions that honored excellence in local public health as well as the conference social event at SeaWorld Orlando!
An Informatics Mini-Track that featured six interactive sessions plus special workshops before and after the conference.
Twitter use to keep attendees in the loop by using @NACCHOmeets and #NA09 for the latest NACCHO Annual 2009 updates and information.
For more details, please see the onsite Conference Guide. Over the next few weeks, visit this page to view PowerPoint presentations from NACCHO Annual 2009 session speakers.
Pre-Conference Disclosures for Continuing Education Purposes
CDC, our planners, and our presenters wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of: Jody Hershey (planner) who is a consultant on the speakers’ bureau and advisory board and has received honoraria from GlaxoSmithKline; Fred Theadore (A-SS1) wishes to disclose he receives a salary from CMA Consulting; and Jacqueline Zimmer (D-SS6) wishes to disclose that she receives a salary from Trilogy Integrated Resources.
Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with exception of the following: Susan Sherman (D-SS9) who will generally discuss the HHS legal authority to issue emergency use authorization for products that are unapproved or for an unapproved use and use current authorizations as an example of the legal authority; and Todd Wilson (D-SS1) who may discuss potential use of thermal imaging devices for fever detection at ports of entry, but only their role in exercises to this point and potential for future use.
There was commercial support for this conference provided by ESRI, Pfizer, and Netsmart.