Education event

Emergency Services Forum
A one-day intensive for hospital emergency department professionals

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December 12, 2018
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Riverside Convention Center


The annual Behavioral Health Care Symposium and Emergency Services Forum will provide you with three days of need-to-know content that will inspire and motivate you to create change in your facility.

Dec 10-11, 13th Annual Behavioral Health Care Symposium:

Day one focuses on behavioral health care policy and pressing issues.
Day two is a blended format for both behavioral health care providers and ED professionals.

Dec 12, Emergency Services Forum:

Day three is focused solely on emergency medical care services issues and innovative practices to create future-focused ED care systems.

Full program agenda coming soon.

Who Should Attend?
Emergency department professionals including administrators, emergency department directors, physicians, chief medical officers, chiefs of nursing and nursing directors.

Back-to-Back Events for Providers
Dec. 10 - 11, Behavioral Health Care Symposium

Interested in behavioral health care issues? Arrive two days early to attend the annual Behavioral Health Care Symposium. Day one focuses on behavioral health care policy and pressing issues. Day two is a blended format for both behavioral health care providers and ED professionals. View the web page.


Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
3649 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa has discounted sleeping rooms available starting at $185 for single or double occupancy. For reservations,
call (800) 843-7755 and mention the California Hospital Association to receive the discounted rate. Discount deadline is November 15.

Additional sleeping rooms are available nearby at the Marriott Riverside
at the Convention Center. Rooms are available for $145, single or double
occupancy. For reservations, call (800) 228-9290 and mention the
California Hospital Association to receive the discounted rate. Discount
deadline is November 15.

Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center
3400 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 784-8000

Event site

Educational sessions will be held at the remodeled Riverside Convention Center, just a short walk away from the Mission Inn.

Riverside Convention Center
3637 5th Street
Riverside, CA 92501


Presentations will be available online only
You will receive an email before the event with instructions on how to download the presentations to your laptop/tablet for viewing on-site, or to print and bring with you. Be sure to download the materials in advance; WiFi access on-site may be limited.

Register by Nov. 15 and save
Back-to-Back Events – Behavioral Health Care Symposium and Emergency Services Forum run three days:

Behavioral Health Care Symposium is Dec. 10-11.
Monday’s agenda is devoted to behavioral health care policy, current issues and updates. Tuesday’s agenda will focus on behavioral issues in EDs.

Emergency Services Forum is Dec. 12.
Wednesday’s program is focused solely on emergency services issues and solutions.

Choose from four registration options:

  1. Behavioral Health Care Symposium + Emergency Services Forum
    (Mon., Tues. & Wed.): Members* $735, Nonmembers** $890
  2. Behavioral Health Care Symposium only (Mon. & Tues.):
    Members $535, Nonmembers $680
  3. Behavioral Health Care Symposium day two + Emergency Services Forum
    (Tues. & Wed.): Members $535, Nonmembers $680
  4. Emergency Services Forum only (Wed.):
    Members $335, Nonmembers $430

Registrations received after Nov. 15, add $100.
Tuition includes reception, luncheon and CEs.

* Members are CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies. ** Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible nonmember California hospitals.


A confirmation will be sent to all registrants. On-site registrations and any unpaid registrations may be subject to an additional 10% fee.

Cancellation Policy/Late Payment

A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing seven or more days prior to the scheduled event and emailed to No refunds will be made after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. In the unlikely event that the program is cancelled, refunds will be issued to paid registrants within 30 days.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations pursuant to the American’s with Disabilities Act please call (916) 552-7637.

Continuing Education

Amount of CEUs offered are subject to change.  

Full attendance at each day’s educational sessions is a prerequisite for receiving continuing education. Attendees must sign in each day and include their professional license number if required. CE certificates will be emailed after the event.

Behavioral/Social Work — The Emergency Services Forum meets the qualifications for 6.75 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CHA is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. Provider approval number 128427. CHA maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Compliance — This education activity has been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and is currently pending their review for approval of CCB CEUs.

Health Care Executives — CHA is authorized to award 6.75 hours
for the Emergency Services Forum of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Nursing — Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 11924, for 8.1 contact hours for the Emergency Services Forum.

Quality Assurance/Grievance

The CHA education quality assurance/grievance policy is available upon request by emailing If you have any concerns or dissatisfaction with the quality of a CHA education program, please contact Robyn Thomason, Director, Education at 916.552.7514 or email


CHA will photograph this event. If you prefer not to be photographed, please email CHA at


Call the Education Department at (916) 552-7637.

Forum Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities at the Emergency Services Forum, call the CHA Education Department at (916) 552-7502 or email Lisa Hartzell.

Click here for more information and to download a sponsorship application.