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2013 Disaster Planning Conference Agenda Announced

The program agenda and keynote speakers for this year’s Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference, Sept. 23-25, can now be viewed at  www.calhospital.org/disaster-planning. The program will feature general sessions as well as 16 breakout sessions, including hospital presentations on lessons learned from actual events such as the Boston Marathon bombings and Hurricane Sandy. Attendees will be able to attend five different breakout sessions that best meet their needs.

A half-day pre-conference workshop, Utilities Management: Preserving Critical Systems, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 23, will cover what every emergency preparedness and facilities manager needs to know about critical systems that keep hospitals operational when disaster strikes. Checklists and other tools will be available for participants to take back to their facilities and utilize in planning.

Now in its eighth year, the conference brings together hospital emergency preparedness staff with community responders and officials from state and local agencies. For more conference details and to register, visit www.calhospital.org/disaster-planning.

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