Conference / Symposium

2022 Disaster Planning Conference

Pasadena Convention Center
September 13, 2022 | 9:00AM - 4:30PM PST
September 14, 2022 | 8:00AM - 3:30PM PST

The first in-person conference since 2019!

Join us for the largest statewide gathering of hospital emergency preparedness coordinators in California and learn how our past experiences can help us better prepare for what lies ahead.

Stay tuned — we promise you are going to love what we have lined up for you. But you don’t have to wait, you can register now for this two-day event in Pasadena.

Spread the word … The Disaster Planning Conference is coming!

The Sheraton Pasadena Hotel and The Westin Pasadena are the host hotels for the conference. 

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
303 Cordova Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(800) 457-7940 (reservations)
The Sheraton Pasadena Hotel has rooms available at the discounted rate of $189 for all nights during the conference. For reservations, call (800) 457-7940 and mention the “California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.” The deadline for discounted sleeping rooms is August 22. To book a room online, click here.

The Westin Pasadena
191 N Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(866) 837-4181 (reservations)
The Westin Pasadena has rooms available at the discounted rate of $199 for all nights during the conference. For reservations, call (866) 837-4181 and mention the “CHA Disaster Planning for CA Hospitals 2022.” The deadline for discounted sleeping rooms is August 22. To book a room online, click here.

Full Conference
*Members: $550
Associate Members and Government Entities: $550
**Nonmembers: $750

Livestream Conference
*Members: $275
Associate Members and Government Entities: $275
**Nonmembers: $375
Note: Livestreaming includes all keynote and general sessions plus select breakout sessions.

*Members are CHA member hospitals. **Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and 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 non-member California hospitals.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing seven or more days prior to the scheduled event and emailed to [email protected].
No refunds will be given after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellation and substitution notification may be emailed to [email protected].
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.

Mary Massey, BSN, MA, CHEP, PHN, Vice President, Emergency Management, California Hospital Association

Tony Barker, MSHS, Area Emergency Manager, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Office of Emergency Management

Chad Cossey, Disaster Response Planner/Surge Coordinator, Dignity Health

Danisha Jenkins, PhD, RN, Director, Emergency Management, Sharp Healthcare

Susan M. Fitzgerald, MD, Emergency Management Physician Lead, Santa Rosa Medical Center

Monique Imroth, MEP, Director, Emergency Preparedness/Response, UC San Diego Health System

Connie Lackey, RN, Director, Emergency Preparedness, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Valerie Lakey, Director, Public Relations/PIO/Safety Disaster Co-Coordinator, Mayers Memorial Hospital District

Stephanie Meeks, Emergency Management & Regulatory Compliance Manager, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

Mark Shirley, MS, CSP, CHMM, Environmental Risk Consultant, Sutter Valley Hospitals

Kristina Spurgeon, Emergency Manager, University of California, Davis Health

Steve Storbakken, Director, Emergency Preparedness & Environmental Safety, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Ryan Tuchmayer, Associate Director, Disaster Preparedness & Response, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

October 3 & 4

CHA is now accepting submissions for presentations for the 2022 CHA Disaster Planning 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. Presenters who wish to be considered for both general and breakout sessions should submit an abstract for review. Submissions must be received by June 1.