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:

  • Patient movement
  • 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
  • California climate change

Click here to submit your presentation abstract.


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.


Need More Information?
Visit the web page at or call the CHA Education Department at (916) 552-7637.