Scott Conference Center to house Nebraska Center for Preparedness Education’s 13th symposia in June


The Nebraska Center for Preparedness Education will host its 13th Annual Preparedness Symposium Series in April, May and June in six Nebraska cities.

UNO’s Scott Conference Center will house the Omaha presentation on June 18.

The symposia features presentations from professionals in public health, health care coalitions, emergency medical services (EMS), emergency management, volunteer organizations, and behavioral health and a tabletop exercise activity to test local health care surge preparedness.

Dr. Phil Smith, co-director of the Nebraska Center for Preparedness Education, said Tuesday in a press release that this year’s symposia will get back to the basics of disaster preparedness planning to ensure consistency among the many organizations charged with disaster response.

“The importance of preparedness has never been more evident, as we have seen Ebola, terrorism and natural disasters in the headlines almost daily this last year.”

One-day events will be offered at the following six locations:
· April 7, Gering, Gering Civic Center
· April 8, North Platte, Holiday Inn Express
· April 28, Kearney, Holiday Inn Convention Center
· May 7, Norfolk, Divots Conference Center
· June 2, Nebraska City, Steinhart Lodge; and
· June 18, Omaha, Scott Conference Center.

Registration fee is $45 and includes break refreshments, lunch and continuing education credits.

A complete agenda and registration information are available at