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  JANUARY 28, 2011
Next Tuesday: Meet the Author! Live Webcast on Lessons Learned from the Last Decade of Preparedness

webcastASPH, publisher of Public Health Reports, will be hosting a Meet the Author! Live Webcast entitled “Are We Prepared? Lessons Learned from the Last Decade of Preparedness Education and a Look to the Future” next Tuesday, February 1 at 1 p.m. (Eastern). The featured speakers for the webcast will be Mr. Jack Thompson (Washington), Dr. Edward Baker (UNC) and Dr. Bernard Turnock (UIC), guest editors of the November/December 2010 PHR Special Supplement on Public Health Preparedness that focuses on using the impacts and lessons learned of the Centers for Public Health Preparedness to inform education and training efforts moving forward.

In their editorial, Dr. Baker, Mr. Thompson and Dr. Turnock wrote, “Within the span of a single decade, the birth, maturation, demise, and rebirth of the program all took place, setting the stage for this supplement to attempt to capture the program’s important impacts and lessons. This history reads like an exception to the adage ‘opportunity knocks but once’ as academic institutions position themselves to build on the foundation laid in the previous decade.”

The webcast will discuss some of the overarching issues raised in the supplement and begin to examine ways to put yesterday’s lessons to work for tomorrow in order to enhance the nation's ability to respond to public health crises.

To register for the webcast, click here. For more information, click here.

To view the November/December 2010 Public Health Reports Special Supplement on Public Health Preparedness, click here.