Preparing for the Next Public Health Threat at #MACoCon

MACo’s Summer Conference is coming up August 18-21, 2021, and is completely IN-PERSON at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Join us for insightful and beneficial sessions focusing on local government challenges and priorities.

COVID-19 is a once in a lifetime event – we hope. But in an increasingly connected, global world, the threat of another pandemic or other public health crisis is very real. It is important that county governments not let COVID fatigue and the desire to return to normal keep them from planning for the future.

Hindsight is 2020…Preparing for Improved Public Health Response

The COVID crisis has challenged our public health infrastructure like nothing before. In some ways, our leaders and their multi-faceted response deserve high marks. But inevitably, there is much to learn from such a jarring experience. Public health experts will discuss how well our systems are prepared for the next pandemic by examining lessons learned from the current COVID-19 pandemic and outline actions that need to be taken to ensure resiliency and improved health outcomes for all Marylanders.

nurse with stethoscopeSpeakers:

  • Meenakshi Brewster, MD, MPH, Health Officer, St. Mary’s County
  • Laurence Polsky, MD, Health Officer, Calvert County
  • Jack Markey, Director, Division of Emergency Management, Frederick County

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

View the brochure for the full schedule and details on sessions being offered at this year’s conference!

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