The 2022 North Carolina Disaster Symposium will focus on the increase of coordination and collaboration among North Carolina preparedness and response partners by providing best-practices, evidence-based data, discussion of national and state trends with the intentions of increasing and improving our states capacity and capabilities. Various topics will be presented in relation to health and medical aspects of different disasters and incidents.
We anticipate that this will be another great year for the 2022 North Carolina Disaster Symposium. We are looking forward to providing an opportunity for attendees to reflect on the many lessons learned from ongoing and previous responses, while highlighting new tools and resources that can be used in future response efforts. Attendees with the following backgrounds will benefit from NCDS 2022: hospital administrators, long term care facility administrators, hospice administrators, home healthcare administrators, EMS administrators & providers, local & state public health agency administrators & providers and local & state emergency management agencies.
This year, we will enhancing the 2022 North Carolina Disaster Symposium by including our 120 to Landfall: 2.0 functional exercise on Thursday March 24th starting at 1:00pm.
The 120 to Landfall: 2.0 exercise series is focused on evacuation considerations, and implications they may have during a major hurricane threatening the eastern North Carolina coast. The goal of the exercise is to address any identified gaps, incorporate the continuing care community, and continue to move both regions toward the end goal of a full-scale regional healthcare facility evacuation exercise.
Due to the latest surge in COVID cases, we have elected to postpone the event to a later date that is safer for participants, speakers, vendors and staff.