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Emergency Management Conference: June 20-22, 2023


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.

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Event Description

Event Description

The health, safety and well-being of our participants are our highest priority.  Please see our current Health & Safety Guidelines tab for more information.

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 three-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!

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: August 22, 2023. 

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

**The Call for Abstracts is now CLOSED**

We are seeking your presentation proposal abstract(s) based on four criteria:

  • Provide instruction and insight on your successful approach and 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 relevant Joint Commission accreditation standard(s) were involved in your processes, solutions and experiences.  

We have also had high demand to identify sessions specifically for EM professionals who are:

  • New (learning the standards and developing the program) vs seasoned (expanding and modifying their program), and/or
  • From individual/community hospital settings vs multifacility systems. 

The Abstract submission application process is now open!  To submit your abstract, visit the Abstract Submission Site.  
Deadline for submission is March 17, 2023.  If your submission is accepted, you will be notified by April 14, 2023.

You may also download the Abstract Submission Form and once completed sent to Morgyne Brantley at



AGENDA (6/5/2023) Please check back for updates.

The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources Faculty:

Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI
President and CEO
The Joint Commission

John Berry, MSN, RN
CMS Principal Consultant
Joint Commission Resources

Joint Commission Resources

Lisa Hardesty, MA, CFI, CHSP, HEM
Principal Consultant
Joint Commission Resources

Vincent Avenatti, CFPCA, NFPA, ICC
CMS Consultant
Joint Commission Resources

Kenneth "Beau" Hebert, Jr., MAOM, BS
Engineer, Standards Interpretation Group
The Joint Commission

James Kendig, MS, CHSP, HEM
Field Director, Surveyor Management and Development, Division of Acceditation and Certification Operations
The Joint Commission

Herman McKenzie, MBA, CHSP
Director, Standards Interpretation Group
The Joint Commission

Angela Murray, MSN, RN
Project Director, Healthcare Standards Development
The Joint Commission

Selected Abstract and Invited Faculty: 

John Hick, MD
Senior Editor - ASPR TRACIE
Hennepin Healthcare

Brian O'Neill
Vice President, Business Continuity and Crisis Management
Northwell Health

Meghan Treber, MS
Senior Director, Preparedness and Incident Management
University of Maryland Medical System

Michelle Luckett, MA
Be Ready Alliance for Coordinating Emergencies

Dianna Bryant, PhD, CIH, CSP
Institute for Rural Emergency Management at University of Central Missouri

Emma Ratajczak, MPH, MBA, CEM, EMT-B
Program Manager, Emergency Management
Nothwestern Memorial HealthCare

Molly Schoblocher
Director, Emergency Management & Business Continuity
Northwestern Memorial HeatlhCare

Brian Berry
Director, Emergency Management, Great Lakes Region
Bon Secours Mercy Health

Dalton Sawyer, MS
Director, Emergency Management and Business Continuity
UNC Health

Lindsey P. Anthony, MPA, CEM, CHEC
Lead Program Manager, Emergency Management
Delta Air Lines

Maria Friday, MS
Senior Director, Facilities Safety and Emergency Management
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Amanda Nageleisen, APR
Director, Media Relations and Public Information Officer
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Rebecca Cahill, BA, CEM
Program Manager, Emergency Preparedness
Children's National Hospital

Kamilah DuBard, MA
Project Manager, Emergency Preparedness
Children's National Hospital

Jacquie Forbes, MHA, HACP
Executive Director, Accreditation, Licensure & Regulatory, Environmental Safety & Emergency Management
Children's National Hospital

Lori Wood, DA, MBA, MSEM
Vice President, System Emergency Management
Grady Health System

Robert Vance III, C.P.P., C.H.E.P.
Administrative Directive, Safety Emergency Management & Business Continuity
Keck Medicine of University of Southern California

Chris Green, MSc FBCI
Director of Business Resilience
Mayo Clinic

Katherine Mortenson, MBA, CEM
Senior Business Continuity Coordinator
Mayo Clinic

Eli Lewis, DBCP, CEM, MEP
Business Continuity Coordinator
Mayo Clinic

Maureen McMahon, RN, BSN, MS
R1 Regional Disaster Heatlh Response System

Jack Leeber, MSEM
Senior Project Manager, Region 1 Disaster Health Response System & Center for Disaster Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Mike Posey
Senior Director/Chief of Pubic Safety
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Maria Friday, MS
Senior Director, Facilities Safety and Emergency Management
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Joshua Houck, MBA, FP-C, NHDP-BC
Manager, Emergency Preparedness
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Aminata K. Dumbuya, MPH
Assistant Director, Emergency Management
Mount Sinai Heatlh System

Justin Williams, MS, MHA
Regional Diretor Environmental Safety & Emergency Management 
Mercy Health System

Location Details

Location Details

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL  60018

Make Reservations HERE. Enter your arrival date for the group room rate to appear.
Room Rate: $159.00 Single / Double
Cut-off Date: May 30, 2023
Call between the hours 9am-8pm Eastern M-F

IHG Clean Promise

Things to do in Rosemont within walking distance of the hotel:

Parkway Bank Park - Entertainment District

AMC Theatres

Fashion Outlets Chicago Mall

Rosemont Theatre

CTA Blue Line to downtown Chicago

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: 18.5 CE
  • ANCC: 18.5 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.

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.

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 to have a proforma invoice created and emailed directly to you.

For our International Customers, please contact Customer Service at +1 770 238 0454 or via email at to have a proforma invoice created and emailed directly to you, which can be used for both check payments and wire transfers.