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  • IHEPS 2019 Agenda

  • September 11, 2019

    Early Registration

    4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Registration is open  Suite 2

    September 12, 2019

    Day 1   IHEPS

    7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Registration is open.  Plaza Ballroom Entrance

    7:00 AM – 8:15 AM

    Full Breakfast and Exhibits

    8:15 AM – 8:30 AM

    Presentation of the Colors and Pledge of Allegiance – Indy Metropolitan Military Honor Guard, Inc.
    Invocation – Reverend Jim Wetzel 
    Welcome – Kevin Webb   Plaza Ballroom

    8:30 AM


       8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

    Keynote Session – Dr. Umair Shah:  Building Community Resilience in the Face of Disasters: An Equity-based Approach  Plaza Ballroom

    9:30 AM – 9:50 AM

    Break and Exhibits

    9:50 AM – 10:50 AM

    Plenary Session – Shane Booker & Ron Reitenour:  Lessons Learned from the Noblesville West Middle School Shooting   Plaza Ballroom

    10:50 AM – 11:10 AM

    Break and Exhibits

     11:10 AM – 12:10 PM

    Session (A) –  Kimble Richardson:  Organizations Peer Team Support  Suites 2-3


    Session (B) –  Steve Weiler:  Before the Run Hide Fight  Suites 4-5


    Session (C) – Mike Hutchins, Matt Blankley, Emery Garwick, David McGuire:  District panel discussion  Suites 6-7


    Session (D) –  Barbara Citarella:  CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: Where Are We Now?  Suites 7-8

    12:10 PM – 1:00 PM

    Lunch and Exhibits

    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Repeat Sessions A, B, C, D (room assignments same as initial sessions)

    2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

    Break and Exhibits

    2:20 PM – 3:20 PM

    General Session – Lori Upton:  Building A Regional Medical Response – Hurricane Harvey   Plaza Ballroom

    3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Networking Reception – Exhibit Area

    September 13, 2019

    Day 2   IHEPS

    6:45 AM – 8:00 AM

    Full Breakfast and Exhibits 

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Plenary Session – Dr. Elizabeth Weinstein & Dr. Roxanna Lefort:  Children in Disasters: Big Problems for the Smallest Among Us   Plaza Ballroom

    9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

    Break and Exhibits

    9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

    Session (E) – Kimble Richardson:  Suicide Prevention  Suites 2-3


    Session (F) – Mary Kay Foster & Jane Forni:    When a pandemic influenza lands in your community: A planned response to maintain a safe facility  Suites 4-5


    Session (G) –Joel Heavner:  Emergency Management 101  Suites 6-7


    Session (H) – Adonica Benesh:  Impact of Hospital Operations During an Extended Water Boil Event   Suites 7-8

    10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

    Break and Exhibits

    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    Repeat Sessions E, F, G, H (room assignments same as initial sessions)

    Following last session

    Must return Survey to get your attendance certificate at the registration table.  


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  • Mission Statement

    “The District 5 Hospital Preparedness Planning Committee Inc. mission is to ensure all hospitals in Indiana District 5 develop, maintain, refine, and to the extent achievable, enhance the capacities and capabilities of their healthcare systems, and for exercising and improving preparedness plans for all –– hazards including pandemic influenza.”

  • Certified Emergency Disaster Professional (CEDP) Pre-conference Course

    The CEDP is a professional credential for those working in the public, private, and governmental positions related to emergency/disaster management. The CEDP certification program includes an eight-hour day of training and review for the exam. The 2.5 hour exam is then proctored on the second day. Subject matter addresses emergency planning, management, response, and mitigation concepts.