The Effects of Secondary Disasters on Children

Event Date: 
October 23, 2020 - 01:00pm to 02:30pm EDT

The third webinar in this series, Effects of Secondary Disasters on Children, will be hosted by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE), in collaboration with ASPR’s Pediatric Centers of Excellence. The webinar will focus on how secondary disasters may affect children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panelists will discuss sheltering in place versus mass sheltering; family preparedness considerations; wildland fire preparedness and response; the potential impact associated with the 2020-2021 influenza season; planning for pediatric surge; multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C): epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory findings and outpatient approach; and pharmacy and supply chain considerations.

Speakers include the following:

  • Berkeley L. Bennett, MD, MS, Pediatrict Emergency Medicine Physican, Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, OH);
  • Brian Blaisch, MD, Pediatrician, Oakland Pediatrics and Behavioral Medicine (CA);
  • Jay Fisher, MD, FAAP, FACEP, Director of Pediatric Emergency Services, University Medical Center Children's Hospitla (Las Vegas, NV);
  • Gregory Nelsen, PharmD, Department of Pharmacy, Primary Children's Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City, UT); and
  • Annette Newman, MS, RN, CCRN, Community Outreach/Burn Disaster Coordinator, University of Utah Burn Center and Western Region Burn Disaster Consortium Coordinator.