2020 Quad Cities Regional Disaster Conference

Attendees at the Disaster Conference.


Quad Cities Regional Disaster Conference
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

  • Program: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Doors open at 7 a.m.

Location: Waterfront Convention Center
2021 State Street
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722


Lunch will be provided for registrants.

  • $40.00 registration fee (Registration link coming soon)
  • Registration closes April 15 — No late registrations or walk-ins after deadline
  • Continuing education hours available. 


  • 8:00 - 8:15 a.m.: Opening Remarks
  • 8:15 - 9:45 a.m.: Anticipating the Unthinkable Key: Note Speaker: Carly Posey, Sandy Hook Parent
  • 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.: Networking/Break with Vendors
  • 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.: A Community Wide Measles Response: Julie Pryde
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Strategies for Correcting Health & Safety Misinformation, A Case Study: Bob Emery
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch provided by Modern Woodmen of America
  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.: Legal Considerations in Emergency Response: Gregory Sunshine
  • 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.: Break
  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: If Life Is Worth Saving, It Must Be Worth Living: Steve Berry, EMS/Cartoonist


Participants in this full day event will gain insight from experts in the field as they discuss lessons learned from actual events and response efforts. Presentations will provide firsthand information to first responders, support agencies, businesses and non-profits, community partners, and elected officials who will be responding, managing and recovering from a large scale disaster.

This program is a collaboration of the Iowa Service Area 5A Health Care Coalition, Rock Island & Scott County Emergency Management Agencies, Rock Island & Scott County Health Departments, Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health-Trinity, US Army Garrison Rock Island Arsenal, American Red Cross, Rock Island County Medical Reserve Corps, Community Foundations of the Great River Bend, Scott Emergency Communication Center, Rock Island Regional Office of Education, and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Waterfront Convention Center
2021 State Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722

January 20, 2020