Abstracts are now being accepted for the 6th Annual National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference in San Diego on November 28-30, 2017.
About the Conference
This year, we’re continuing to grow the National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference and further expand opportunities for learning and sharing about the implementation of healthcare coalitions and coalition activities in our communities. The Conference Planning Committee invites healthcare, public health, emergency medical services, emergency management, healthcare coalition and other professionals nationwide to showcase their best practices, training models, plans, tools, and other resources that promote and advance development of healthcare coalitions and describe effective coalition work in preparedness and response.
The Conference is operated by the non‐profit healthcare coalition MESH, based in Indianapolis.
There are two presentation categories:
1. Oral presentations:
Sessions are 75 minutes
(including Q/A) and are designed to be interactive and produce identifiable outcomes
. Presentations may be made by single or multiple presenter(s), or in panel formats. You will be asked to indicate which two of the following topics your proposed presentation would align with best:
- Coalition Development and Management
- Disaster Medicine and Clinical Care in Disasters
- EOC Operations and Response Coordination
- Behavioral Health
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Climate and Health
- Healthcare Facility Preparedness
- Healthcare System Recovery
- Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
- Information Sharing, Technology and Cybersecurity in Healthcare Delivery
- Medical Surge
- Patient Movement
- Responder Safety and Health
- Fatality Management
- Special Patient Categories (e.g. Dialysis, Pediatrics, Long Term Care)
- Volunteer Management
Displays of innovative practices and award‐winning programs and documents. Posters will be displayed at the conference and presenters will be available at select times to answer questions about the materials displayed.
─ Abstracts must be received by Tuesday, June 13th at 11:59 PM EST
─ Abstracts must include the following information, as indicated on the form:
- Primary Presenter Contact Information
- Type of Presentation (Oral or Poster, Single or Multiple Presenters, Panel)
- Program Categories (Poster presenters may leave this blank.)
- Presentation Title (75 Characters Maximum)
- Presentation Description (100 Words Maximum – for use in program, web, etc.)
- Abstract (350 Words Maximum)
- Learning Objectives: Define three objectives you intend the audience to achieve by the end of your presentation. (250 Characters Maximum per objective)
- Contact Information for Co‐Presenters
- Short Biography for Each Presenter (150 Words Maximum for Each Presenter)
Abstract Review ─ The Conference Planning Committee will carefully review abstracts. Not all abstracts will be accepted and some oral presentations may be referred to a poster presentation. The Conference Planning Committee, at its discretion, may also combine similar oral presentations into a panel presentation. You will be notified via email about your abstract status by the end of June. Please make sure your email address is correct.
Registration and Travel Costs
─ All accepted presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses and MUST register for the conference at a special, reduced rate for presenters.
For More Information
If you have any questions about the abstract submission process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to submit your abstracts is June 13, 11:59 PM EST!