Pre-Conference

Below are the planned pre-conference sessions for 2015.  You may sign up for these courses during conference registration.  A minimum of 20 pre-registered attendees are required for a course by April 15 in order to ensure that it will go forward.

Sunday, May 17

Leadership Training (8:00 am -- 4:00 pm):
This pre-conference session will promote a culture of leadership within the context of the unique structure of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS).  The 2015 all-day workshop/training will focus on critical leadership skills that will ensure success in dealing with national and international public health crises.  Speakers will include senior leaders from within the USPHS and faculty from Emory University. This year’s agenda includes keynote addresses, inter-active exercises, a panel of senior leaders, small group discussions, and break-out sessions that focus on the key leadership skills that are critical for managing public health crises.   This workshop will build on lessons learned from the 2012 pre-conference workshop “Leadership in the 21st Century: Empowering Women Officers in the U.S. Public Health Service” and the 2013 and 2014 pre-conference leadership training.

Retirement Seminar ($25 fee, 8:00 am --5:00 pm): All officers nearing retirement, and those who recently retired, will gather helpful information from the Separations Coordinator of the Commissioned Corps.  Other speakers will include representatives from AARP and an investment adviser.

Basic Life Support Full Course (1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm): The American Heart Association’s BLS courses reinforce healthcare professionals' understanding of the importance of early CPR, and defibrillation, performing basic steps of CPR, relieving choking, using an AED, and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.  In this classroom-based course, healthcare professionals learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.  In this course, you’ll learn how to: Recognize the signals of heart attack and take appropriate actions, perform one and two rescuer CPR, gain early access to Emergency Medical Services (EMS), recognize and respond to sudden unexpected death, assist a choking adult, child or infant victim and perform adult, child and infant CPR.  CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 24 Students. Disclaimer: Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.

Monday, May 18 (half day in the morning)

Basic Life Support CPR Renewal Course: This course is designed for healthcare providers to learn how to save a life. The course provides information for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation during cardio-pulmonary emergencies. In this course, you’ll learn how to: recognize the signals of heart attack and take appropriate actions, perform one and two rescuer CPR, gain early access to Emergency Medical Services (EMS), recognize and respond to sudden unexpected death, assist a choking adult, child or infant victim and perform adult, child and infant CPR. Students must bring current BLS card and book to class.  CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 24 Students. Disclaimer: Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.

Call for Abstracts

The call for oral abstracts for the Scientific Program is now open

Category Day Chairs are in charge of planning the individual category agendas. If they issue a call for abstracts you will receive it through your category. Please note that not all categories choose to issue a call for abstracts.

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Retirement Seminar: Sunday, May 17

Surgeon General's 5K Run/Walk and APFT: Wednesday, May 20

Professional Category Socials are listed on each category's page. Please visit the Category Day page to view your category's information.

Questions?

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