CHA Calls for Presentations for Disaster Planning Conference
Presentation application deadline March 30

Hospitals are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation at CHA’s 2012 Disaster Planning for California Hospitals conference Oct. 15-17 in Sacramento. The conference is a unique opportunity for members to share their emergency preparedness knowledge, innovative programs and work tools with other member hospitals.

“Last year’s conference featured 12 different presentations by hospitals and other partnering organizations that were very well received,” stated Cheri Hummel, CHA vice president, disaster preparedness. “We learn from each other and benefit from those who are willing to share their work and best practices.”

Presentation submissions will be reviewed by the conference committee and considered for both plenary and breakout sessions.

The conference, now in its seventh year, is expected to bring together more than 800 hospital emergency preparedness coordinators, hospital administrators, CNOs, EMS personnel and public health officials.

The abstract submission deadline is March 30. For more information and an application form, visit For questions, contact CHA’s Hospital Preparedness Program at or (916) 552-7672.