'Resilient and Reconvening' Preparedness Symposia and Risk Communication/Volunteer Management Workshop

These events will be held May 16-17, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847.

The 'Resilient and Reconvening' Preparedness Symposia will be held on May 17th and will have a $50 registration fee. The Risk Communication/Volunteer Management Workshop will be held on May 16th and will have a separate $50 registration fee.

You are welcome to attend either training or both of them through this one registration. Indicate on the registration form your preference and costs will be assigned based upon your selection.

Registration/check-in begins at 7:30 AM (coffee/refreshments provided), with the program beginning at 8:00 AM each day.

May 17th - 'Resilient and Reconvening' Preparedness Symposia - Registration fee $50

“Resilient and Reconvening” is the focus of the 2022 Preparedness Symposia. Sessions will provide practical ideas and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies, as well as insight into the future, all with the goal of improving whole community preparedness.

Topics include:

  • COVID-19 Surge
  • Bioterrorism
  • Mental Health Resiliency
  • The AltEn Mead Situation
  • Urban Search and Rescue, and more!

Online Registration closes: 5/9/2022 10:59 PM

May 16th - Risk Communication and Volunteer Management Workshop - Registration fee $50

The Risk Communication session will explore new concepts in Emergency Risk Communications within the context of the challenges experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic. Strategies will be explored to build trust, improve message development and delivery, manage social media, combat misinformation, minimize confusion, and ensure transparency and equity.

The Volunteer Management session will discuss the utilization of volunteers prior to and during disaster response operations. Concepts will include recruitment of volunteers, legal issues and planning for both affiliated and spontaneous volunteers. This workshop will cover concepts of credentialing, training, activation, engagement and retention following a participant centered format.

For more information, call 402.552.9649, or email EmergPrepResponse@unmc.edu.

From time to time the Center takes photos or video of our programs to use in our marketing materials both in print and on the web. By registering for either of these courses, you’re giving consent to have your photo used for these purposes. If you DO NOT agree to have your photo used, please e-mail the Center at EmergPrepResponse@unmc.edu and we will make arrangements to exclude your photo from use.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable, if you are unable to attend you may send someone else in your place or transfer your registration to another Symposia session. Please notify the Center for Biopreparedness, Biosecurity, and Emerging Infectious Diseases (EmergPrepResponse@unmc.edu) prior to the event date of any substitutions.