Emergency Management Conference: June 19-20, 2024


The Emergency Management Conference showcases responses to real life disasters and threats, features Joint Commission experts to help you break down related accreditation standards, and offers the opportunity to network with the best in your field.

Don't forget to also register for the Emergency Management Standards Base Camp the day prior on June 18, 2024.

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Event Description

Event Description

The Emergency Management Conference showcases responses to real life disasters and threats, features Joint Commission experts as well as expert external presenters to help you break down related accreditation standards, and offers the opportunity to network with the best in your field. This two-day intensive event focuses on how compliance with Joint Commission standards will help prepare your organization for emergencies and disasters. Featuring nationally recognized experts and presentations, you will be able to augment your current strategies with demonstrated practices. You’ll also receive a comprehensive overview of the latest research in the field of emergency management through presentations.

Do you have a best practice or emergency management plan you would like to share?  Click on the Call for Abstracts tab for more information!

Don't forget to also register for the Emergency Management Standards Base Camp the day prior to the conference on June 18, 2024. 

Intended Audience:
If you are charged with managing your organization’s disaster planning and emergency preparedness, this is a can’t-miss event. Staff that will benefit from this event include, compliance officers, operating officers, nursing leadership, medical staff officers, facility managers, emergency management managers, risk managers and supply chain managers.

The attendees will have access to program materials through the Learning Management System until: September 18, 2024

The Joint Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of care provided to the public. Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Provide instruction and insight on your successful approach an lessons learned to deal with overcoming a natural, accidental, or intentional situation/incident.
  • Demonstrate a significantly improved aspect of your EM program, emergency operations plan (EOP), related policies and/or procedures, and training in one or more of the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery.
  • Have a focus that includes practitioner-based new processes, technologies, techniques and/or tools, creativity, and innovation used within any healthcare setting.
  • Offer specific insights into how The Joint Commission's Emergency Management accreditation standard(s) were involved in your processes, solutions, and experiences.
  • From individual/community hospital settings vs multifacility systems.

Of special interest would be presentations for:

  • High risk events such as civil unrest, cyber security, evacuation, and utility failure.
  • New (learning the standards and developing the program) and seasoned (expanding and modifying their program) professionals, and/or Multifacility systems

Click here to complete the abstract submission application.

Deadline for submission is February 16, 2024.
If your submission is accepted, you will be notified by March 19, 2024.

The opportunity to present to your fellow Emergency Management colleagues is a professionally rewarding experience. We invite you to submit an abstract proposal for rapid consideration by the Conference advisory planning committee.

We look forward to your abstract submission as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact me.  

Morgyne Brantley, DHA, MPA
Education Specialist - Global Education
Joint Commission Resources

e-mail:  emgmt-abstract@jcrinc.com

Location Details

Location Details

The DoubleTree at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
5780 Major Blvd.
Orlando, FL  32819

Room Rate: $149.00
Reservation Cut-Off Date: May 31, 2024

Phone: 800-222-TREE
Use the special rate code: EM2

You can also make your reservations HERE.




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Health & Safety

Health & Safety

For conferences held in non-health care settings, The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources follow local regulation and CDC community level recommendations as conference requirements related to masking and other interventions to prevent the spread of respiratory disease, including COVID-19.  CDC recommendations are reviewed weekly and any change in requirements will be communicated to conference attendees the Thursday evening before the conference.  We encourage all conference participants to review their organizations travel requirements and assess their own risk and tolerance of possible exposure to respiratory virus infection in a group setting and act accordingly.  This may include wearing the best fitting mask that you can tolerate except when eating and drinking, practicing social distancing when masking is not possible, and choosing to participate in conferences virtually where available. Because the sensitivity of testing for viral pathogens varies based on the test performed, we do not require testing as a condition of participation.  Please do not attend an in-person conference if you are experiencing new onset of respiratory symptoms that could be indicative of viral infection.  However, because we cannot differentiate mild respiratory symptoms due to allergies, resolved infection, and non-infectious causes, attendees with respiratory symptoms should wear a mask.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Before registering for a program check for updates from your state, county or city on a regular basis to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal.

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded for this program:

  • ACHE:  CE
  • ANCC:  CE

Learn more about continuing education below.

Read more about Continuing Education

Note: The exact number of CEUs earned depends on the format and the number of hours in the program. Each program is evaluated separately and the CEU values of some will differ from the values listed above.



Align your organization with some of the premier names in health care by supporting the Emergency Management Conference. You will increase your visibility, influence buying decisions, and connect with key decisions makers from health care organizations across the country.

Joint Commission Resources has many opportunities to support our mission to provide unparalleled training to help improve patient quality and safety. Please contact JCRSponsorships@jcrinc.com for more information. 


Payment Options

Payment Options

All Joint Commission Resources products require pre-payment.

If paying by credit card, please make sure the card used is a U.S. Bank card. For your convenience, if you do not have a credit card available, we offer a sales quote/proforma invoice option to assist with initiating your payment. Payments submitted by check take up to 14 days to process. If you are registering for a program less than 14 days away, your registration may not be received in time and your seat may not be reserved. You will not have access to electronic program materials until your payment has been received. We strongly recommend credit card payments for any events less than 14 days away.

To take advantage of this option:

  1. Choose your item(s) and add them to your shopping cart. Select "Proceed to Secure Checkout or Create Proforma Invoice."
  2. Enter your billing and shipping details. Select "Continue."
  3. The next screen will be a full summary of your order.
  4. On the bottom right, there is a section titled "Create Proforma Invoice."
  5. Click the "Proforma Invoice" button. (See image below.) 
  6. Within 5 minutes, a sales quote will be sent to your email address with details about how to complete a check or wire transfer payment.

Or contact Customer Service at 877.223.6866, option 1 or via email at jcrcustomerservice@jcrinc.com to have a proforma invoice created and emailed directly to you.

For our International Customers, please contact Customer Service at +1 630 268 2990 or via email at jcrcustomerservice@jcrinc.com to have a proforma invoice created and emailed directly to you, which can be used for both check payments and wire transfers.