2019 Northwest Colorado Healthcare All-Hazards Conference


May 6-7, 2019

Hotel Colorado

526 Pine Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


Join us for this year’s Northwest Colorado Healthcare All-Hazards Conference, which is being held May 6-7, 2019 at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Registration is NOW open! There is no cost to attend this conference. Please click the button below to register. Online registration is now closed. There will be limited onsite registration available.

The Northwest Region Healthcare Coalition invites professionals and volunteers from all disciplines to attend the Northwest Colorado Healthcare All-Hazards Conference.

If you have any questions regarding the conference or your registration, please contact JoAnne Huie at JoAnneH@AllClearEMG.com.

Click here to download a copy of the 2019 conference flyer.

Conference Schedule

Below is the conference schedule. Click on the session titles to see session descriptions and speaker biographies. PowerPoint presentations that have been shared with conference organizers will be posted on the session description page before the conference.

Monday, May 6, 2019


Devereux Ballroom

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration and Check In is located in the Devereux Pre-Function Area

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Keynote: Last Stand in Santa Rosa: Kaiser Hospital Evacuation during the Tubbs Wildfire

Dr. Joshua B. Weil

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Coastal Valleys EMS Agency & The Northern California Fires EMS Response

Jen Banks and Carly Sullivan

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm


3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Paonia Water Outage Incident Panel Discussion

Kay, Debbie Kimball, Ken Knight, Ken Nordstrom, Kris Stewart, Charles Stewart, and Tracy Trulove

Nanci Quintana, Moderator

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Evening Reception in the Colorado Room. All are invited to join us for networking, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Devereux Ballroom

Colorado Ballroom

Roosevelt Room

7:30 - 8:00am

Conference registration and breakfast are located in Devereux Pre-Function Area

8:00 am - 9:30 am


Strategies for Inclusive Planning and Response

Luke Adams, Sadie Martinez, Aimee Voth Siebert


9:30 am - 9:45 am

Break - Refreshments will be served int he Devereux Pre-Function Area

9:45 am  - 10:45 am

Breakout 1

Determining the Role of the Coalition in the Northwest Region

Christopher Montera and Lauren Smith

Measuring Risks Posed by Wildfire Smoke in Northwest Colorado

Dan Hendershott

Psychological First Aid (4 Hour)

Traci Harris

10:45 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 12:00pm

Breakout 2

Updates and Clarifications on the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

Melanie Roth

Acupuncture Response: Community and Responder Resilience

Dr. Steve Shomo

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Lunch will be served in the Deveraux Room

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm

Breakout 3

Colorado Crisis Standards of Care Plan Update

Ginny Schwartzer

Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Sector

Sean O’Brien

Psychological First Aid, Continued (4 Hour)

Traci Harris

1:50 - 2:00pm


2:00 - 3:00pm

Breakout 4

Conducting Meaningful Exercise

Jenny Schmitz

Stop the Bleed

Chris Mailliard




* Conference participants will be responsible for the cost of the hotel room if they fail to notify conference organizers in writing by May 1 if they need to cancel their reservation, or if they do not attend the conference.

Mileage Reimbursement for Conference Travel

The Northwest Region Healthcare Coalition strives to eliminate barriers to participation in Coalition events. Therefore, the NWRHCC has dedicated funds to reimburse conference participants for their mileage to and from the 2019 Northwest Colorado Healthcare All-Hazards Conference in Glenwood Springs. To be eligible, participants must download the expense report by clicking here, and submit it through the Conference Reimbursement Form found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWC0HealthcareAll-HazardsConferenceReimbursementForm. Mileage reimbursement requests must be submitted no later than May 15, 2019.