2014 Emergency Preparedness Conference - Last Call to Submit Your Poster Abstract

The Joint Commission Emergency Preparedness Conference

May 7-8, 2014, Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) in collaboration with the Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, invite interested participants to submit one or more abstracts for exhibit in the poster presentations track of the conference. The Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response will provide the coordination for this track on behalf of the conference.

Abstracts must be submitted by January 10, 2014, and will be peer-reviewed for their quality, originality and relevance to the conference. By submitting an abstract, the author(s) agree in advance that, if accepted, at least one author will register for the conference to present the poster as scheduled. The format for the preparation of abstracts may be found on the submission form. Abstracts may be submitted via e-mail at center@ynhh.org with the subject line "Poster Abstract Submissions". Notification of acceptance for poster presentation will be made via email by January 25, 2014.

Abstract submissions should:

  • Describe a practitioner-based change, focused process or practice
  • Identify the relevant Joint Commission Emergency Management standard(s)
  • Focus on one or more of these topics: metrics, technologies/tools, disaster financing, coalition building and/or business continuity planning
  • Demonstrate a successful approach to at least one of the four phases of emergency preparedness: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery

Poster Abstract Presentations

Authors of accepted abstracts will be provided with a 4' by 8' board on which to display their poster. Presenters must bring their own tacks to affix the poster to the board. Authors may present their information in any format they choose but should avoid trying to crowd too much information into the space allotted. Prior experience has demonstrated that a single poster, rather than individual pages, presents best. Posters should be readable from a distance of 3 feet. Posters will remain on display for the entire conference. Authors are required to be present during the specific poster presentation times noted in the program. Accepted authors will be offered a reduced registration rate for conference participation. All associated costs of participation (registration, lodging, travel, food) are the responsibility of the author(s).

If you have questions or need guidance to develop your submission, please call (203) 688-5000 or email center@ynhh.org.