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Abstracts are now being accepted for the National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference in Houston, TX on December 2-5, 2019.

About the Conference
The goal for the 2019 Conference is Taking Coalitions to New Heights. Healthcare Coalitions are a very real force multiplier for resiliency. They are essential in facilitating a more relevant, timely, effective and efficient response, which in turn improves how affected communities’ needs are met during disasters as well as improving how emergency needs are met every day. Creating an evidence base is vital to making the case for ongoing investment in resiliency. We know that allocating scarce resources requires decision-makers to understand the trade-offs between different opportunities. Building an optimal resiliency portfolio requires robust analysis. We view our HCC expenditures as investments as they occur in a context of uncertainty and offer yields both in financial returns and/or improved outcomes.

Based on this, we are looking for presentations that align with the designated topics. Presentations must incorporate coalitions by integrating and adopting various techniques, developing best practices and adding overall value. We are taking the Emergency Preparedness Cycle up to the next level.

The Conference is operated by the non‐profit healthcare coalition MESH, based in Indianapolis.

Presentation Format
There is one presentation category:

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 presenters. You will be asked to indicate which of the following four tracks your proposed presentation fits within:

Plan & Prepare

Train & Equip

Exercise & Respond

Evaluate & Share

Submission Guidelines
Deadline ─ Abstracts must be received by Wednesday, May 15th at 11:59 PM EST

Required Content ─ Abstracts must include the following information, as indicated on the form:
  • Primary Presenter Contact Information
  • Presentation Topics
  • 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)

Next Steps
Abstract Review
─ The Conference Planning Committee will carefully review abstracts. Not all abstracts will be accepted. 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

The deadline to submit your abstracts is May 15th, 11:59 PM EST.