Public health professionals today are faced with challenges such as the opioid epidemic, infection prevention of multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) and outbreaks of emerging diseases in the face of uncertain support and funding. Public health professionals need to be aware of the latest communicable disease information to guide program management, learn from best practice examples from state and local public health leaders and have the educational tools needed to respond to communicable disease needs in their community.
This three-day conference provides an opportunity to share evidence-based information and best practices for addressing public health problems and communicable disease investigations of public health significance. The availability of state subject matter experts to dialogue with local partners fosters professional development and improved surveillance and investigation. The content of this conference is intended to partially satisfy requirements for both Local Health Department Accreditation and selected Agreement Addenda.
Pre-Conference (Optional) | 3.25 Credit Hours
Monday, May 21, 2018 | Check-in 7:45 AM | Breakout Sessions 8:15-12:00 PM followed by Lunch | * Topics are: STD Workshop, Outbreak Investigation Training, Infection Prevention Response, or NC EDSS Intermediate Level Workshop (see brochure for full details)
Main Conference Hours | 12.5 Total Credit Hours
Day One | 4.00 Contact Hours – Monday, May 21, 2018 | Check-in between 7:45 AM & Lunch 12:00-12:30 PM | 12:30-5:00 PM Conference | 5:30-6:30 PM Awards Presentations
Day Two | 5.75 Contact Hours – Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 7:30-9:00 AM Check-in & Breakfast | 9:00 AM – 5 PM Conference including breakout sessions (see full brochure)
Day Three | 2.75 Contact Hours – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 8:00-8:45 AM Check-in and Breakfast | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Plenary 6 & Take Home Message
No partial credit for partial days attendance
A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available for a limited time. Book at the Holiday Inn Resort, Wrightsville Beach located at 1706 N. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480, by April 19, 2018. See page 2 of the event brochure for full details and contact information.
Please click on “Event Brochure” to download full agenda details.