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2019 Emergency Preparedness Conference: April 23-24, 2019
Event Description

This 15th annual Emergency Preparedness 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.
Who Should Attend:
The content will benefit all hospital and non-hospital organizations in the development and execution of their emergency operation plans as required by CMS and The Joint Commission.


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What Will You Learn:
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 poster presentations, courtesy of the Yale New Haven Health System.
Start and End Times
Day #1: April 23rd, 2019

7:00 am - 8:00 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 Please see program Agenda for specifics

Day #2: April 24th, 2019

7:00 am - 8:00 am

 Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

 Please see program Agenda for specifics

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. JCR is an expert resource for health care organizations, providing advisory services, educational services, software and publications to assist in improving quality and safety and to help in meeting the accreditation standards of The Joint Commission. JCR provides advisory services independently from The Joint Commission and in a fully confidential manner.

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(Agenda and speakers are subject to change. Last updated April 9, 2019.)

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. List the most frequently cited emergency management accreditation standards within the Joint Commission survey process.
  2. Describe key infection prevention strategies associated with an emergency operations plan.
  3. List the key components of the CMS Final Rule applicable to healthcare organizations
  4. Identify the six key changes to the Hospital Preparedness Program, (HPP) Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Come fully charged and ready to learn with Joint Commission Resources.

Thank you for supporting JCR’s paperless initiative for our education programs. Here are some tips for your learning success:
  • Bring your fully charged electronic device (laptop, tablet, etc.) with you to the program so that you can access the program materials and take notes.
  • Download/access program materials from your email, the JCR Learning Management System (LMS), and/or the event app. Click here for instructions on how to download the event app and access these materials. 1-2 weeks before your program, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access these materials. These materials will continue to be available to you during and after your program as well.
  • If you prefer hard-copy program materials, please print before the program and bring with you. There will be no hard-copy program materials provided on site, other than the agenda itself.
  • Full-text requirements books (with relevant Joint Commission standards for the program) will no longer be provided, either in hard copy or electronically. Please plan accordingly if you want to reference the standards during the program (for example, bring your own manual or plan to access E-dition).  
  • Come ready to learn, network with peers, and be prepared for compliance challenges.


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Location Details

Program Location:
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue N.W.
Washington D.C. 20009
For reservations:
You may call 1-800-HILTONS or 202-483-3000 (option 1) and reference EPC. 
Room Rate: $229.00 Single/Double
Cut-off Date: April 5, 2019
For online reservations click here

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Continuing Education

Because regulations and guidelines do change, it is a good idea to check for updates from your state, county or city on a regular basis and always before registering for a specific course to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded for this program:

  • ANCC: 12 CE
  • ACHE: 12 CE
  • CJCP: 4.25 credit hours towards recertification

The Joint Commission is accredited to provide continuing education credit/hours by the following organizations:

The Joint Commission is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Joint Commission is authorized to award X hours or pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting an application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

The Joint Commission is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

CA Board of Registered Nursing:
Joint Commission Resources is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381 for the listed contact hours.

CJCP® (Certified Joint Commission Professional®):
To obtain CJCP credit hours, individuals must first be certified before they may start acquiring CJCP credit hours. CJCP credit hours will not be retroactive. CJCP professionals are required to maintain 30 CJCP credit hours within their three-year certification period.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  • Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits
  • Completion of program evaluation form
  • NOTE: For Pharmacists, you will be required to provide your NAPB # and DOB (MM/DD)

Conflict of Interest:
The Joint Commission maintains control over all continuing education content provided to ensure content integrity and minimize educational bias.  All education planners, faculty, content reviewers, authors and other involved with continuing education activities disclose any influencing relationships, or lack thereof including financial or commercial interests. Joint Commission ensures the accuracy and consistency of the application of accreditation criteria to ensure appropriateness of relationships and affiliations that may impact education content.

The designation of contact hours, credits, and/or approval of this activity refers to the recognition of the educational activity only and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product. The information presented at this program represents the views and opinions of individual presenters, and does not reflect the policies, opinions, endorsement of, or promotion by JCR or any accrediting/approving bodies affiliated with this program.

Clinicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Joint Commission takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this educational activity.

Privacy and Security of Learner’s Record:
All continuing education records, including personal information (PII) and learning accomplishments are secured. Records are released with the written permission and notification of the learner.

The Joint Commission is an authorized provider to provide continuing education units (CEUs) for select educational programs by The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  CEUs are accepted by many companies, boards and organizations for specialty licenses and certifications.  For further information about IACET, check the website ( Participants are strongly encourages to check with their specific state regulatory boards, employers or other agencies to confirm that educational programs taken from the Joint Commission for IACET CEUs will be accepted.

What is a Continuing Education Unit?
Through the Continuing Education Unit System, you receive formal recognition for improving your knowledge and skills by completing Joint Commission seminars.

Under the CEU system, one unit is awarded for completion of 10 hours of participation in our seminars and conferences in an organized, continuing education experience that provides responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.

What does the CEU mean to you and your career?
You receive immediate recognition for your career development efforts. A CEU certificate suitable from framing will be sent to you upon satisfactory completion of the Joint Commission seminar you have attended.

The CEU system…

  • Allows you to build a permanent record of achievement as you take part in education or training to further your career.
  • Provides a means for showing supervisors, personnel officers and others an official document that shows you have completed a seminar as part of your preparation for wider responsibilities and higher-level positions.
  • Offers a means for giving official confirmation of your completion of continuing professional education seminars to certification bodies, licensing boards and professional societies.

How many CEUs will you earn for your seminars/conferences you attend and complete the evaluation?

Length of Seminar

CEU Awarded

Maximum Allowable Hours of Absence

5 days


5 hours

4.5 days


4.5 hours

4 days


4 hours

3 days


3 hours

2.5 days


2.5 hours

2 days


2 hours

1 day


1 hour

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.

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Payment Options

All Joint Commission Resources products require pre-payment. 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.

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.
    1. On the bottom right, there is a section titled "Create Proforma Invoice."
    2. Click the "Proforma Invoice" button. (See image below.) 
    3. 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 (+1 770 238 0454 outside the US) or via email at to have a proforma invoice created and emailed directly to you.


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Additional Details

Payments submitted by check take up to 14 days to process.  If you are registering for a program less than 14 days away, please pay with a credit card or your registration may not be received in time and your seat may not be reserved.

Substitutions, Transfers, and Cancellation Policy
Registration is nontransferable between JCR education programs due to variability in program sponsors. If you find that you cannot attend, you may send an alternate in your place.  Please send us the alternate’s full name, title, credentials, address, phone and e-mail address.  In the event of a cancellation, your registration fee, less a $100 processing fee, is refundable, if written notice of cancellation is faxed no later than 30 days prior to the program date.  All alternate or cancellation information should be emailed to Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this date or for any no shows. JCR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances.

Joint Commission Resources reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a program due to an insufficient number of registrants or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program must be cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded in full to each registrant. You may verify current program status on our website or by calling JCR Customer Service at 877-223-6866.  Neither Joint Commission Resources nor The Joint Commission is responsible for a registrant's travel expenses in the event a program is cancelled. Participants should also not depend on registering on site, as some programs may be sold out; in these instances, neither Joint Commission Resources nor The Joint Commission is responsible for travel expenses.  Participants are encouraged to purchase refundable tickets in case a program is cancelled or rescheduled. Participants should also be aware that most airline tickets, including nonrefundable or discounted tickets, can be reissued within one year from the date the original ticket was issued.

Americans with Disabilities Act
If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend this Joint Commission Resources program, please call 630-792-5425 or write to the Department of Education, Joint Commission Resources, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

Program Agendas and Faculty
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. Joint Commission Resources may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, scheduling conflicts, and so forth.

Suggested attire: business casual
Due to the variation in meeting room temperatures and personal preferences, we recommend that you dress in layers for your comfort.