Save the Date! 2021 Disaster Planning for California Hospitals
September 14 & 15, 2021

CHA is now accepting submissions for presentations for the 2021 CHA Disaster Preparedness Virtual 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 May 21.

The virtual 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 virtually on September 14 & 15.

Presenters who wish to be considered for both general and breakout sessions should submit an abstract for review. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • COVID-19 best practices/lessons learned
  • 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
  • Health care lessons learned
  • 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
  • Cyber security

For more information or to submit your presentation abstract, email the CHA Education Department at