Call for Presentations & Best Practices Posters 2019 Disaster Planning Conference
CHA is now accepting submissions for presentations and best practices posters for the 2019 CHA Disaster Planning for California Hospitals conference. The conference is a unique opportunity for your organization to showcase and share its emergency preparedness knowledge and expertise with a cross-section of peers. Submissions must be received by April 30.
The conference is expected to draw more than 700 hospital emergency preparedness coordinators, hospital administrators, CNOs, EMS personnel and public health officials. The event will take place in Pasadena on September 10-11.
Presenters who wish to be considered for both plenary and breakout sessions should submit an abstract for review. Presentations must be hospital-focused. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Business continuity/recovery planning
Disaster planning for small/rural hospitals
Radiological/nuclear contamination planning and response
CMS emergency preparedness requirements — lessons learned from our survey
Hurricane response (Harvey, Irma, Maria, etc.)
Health care lessons learned in response to mass shootings (e.g., Las Vegas)
Situation reporting/information sharing in a disaster
Patient reunification and repatriation
Lessons learned from supply and pharmaceutical shortages
Financial and operational lessons learned post-disaster
Critical incident stress management and staff recovery
Best Practices Poster Showcase
The Best Practices Poster Showcase is a way for members to share innovative ideas and model programs that can be replicated by other hospitals. Poster displays will be showcased in the exhibit hall along with more than 50 sponsor/exhibitor booths. Hospital representatives should be available during exhibit and poster viewing sessions to discuss their best practices with attendees.
Click here to submit your best practices poster entry form.