Calendar Events

CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger is pleased to invite you to attend our 15th Anniversary Celebration, which will be held at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Atrium on June 22, 2017 from 5pm-7pm. The celebration will commemorate the remarkable accomplishments of the Center, and will celebrate Center staff and clients, both past and present. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger and CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Preeti Emrick will be presenting at the 39th Annual Health Law Professors Conference on Friday, June 3rd in Boston, MA from 8:15-9:30am. The presentation is entitled "U.S. Public Health Law: Archaic or Relevant in the Context of Ebola?" For more information on the event, see http://www.aslme.org/the-39th-annual-health-law-professors-conference.
CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark Lee will participate in an expert panel on Public Awareness, Behavior and Education at the national drowsy driving forum "Asleep at the Wheel: A Nation of Drowsy Drivers" hosted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday November 4th at 3:15pm. For more information: http://www.nhtsa.gov/nht…/symposiums/november2015/index.html
October 16, 2014 - October 17, 2014 | Register Description: The Network for Public Health Law has invited three CHHS leaders to participate in their 2014 Public Health Law Conference entitied "Intersection of Law, Policy, and Prevention." CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will be a part pf the panel on Legal Preparedness After Hurricane Sandy, while Associate Director Amy Major and Public Health Program Manager Trudy Henson will be joined by former CHHSer Earl Stoddard, now Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Program Administrator for the Department of Health and Human Services in Montgomery County, Maryland, to present on ...Read More
The Network for Public Health Law has invited three CHHS leaders to participate in their 2014 Public Health Law Conference entitied "Intersection of Law, Policy, and Prevention." CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will be a part pf the panel on Legal Preparedness After Hurricane Sandy, while Associate Director Amy Major and Public Health Program Manager Trudy Henson will be joined by former CHHSer Earl Stoddard, now Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Program Administrator for the Department of Health and Human Services in Montgomery County, Maryland, to present on Alternate Care Sites: Legal Issues, Challenges, and Best Practices.
CHHS has been invited to participate in the NATO sponsored, Advanced Research Workshop titled, “Lone Actors- an Emerging Security Threat” in November 2014.  The Center will join other security experts to present on various topics surrounding an international rise in lone wolf terrorism. Website: http://www.tamc365.com/?page_id=13249
CHHS interoperability expert Lori Romer Stone will join the MD Statewide Interoperability Director for a presentation at the 122nd Annaul Maryland State Firemen's Association Conference.  CHHS provides staff expertise for the Director's office, while also making up the Maryland Broadband Outreach Team which is helping to spread the word about FirstNet to Maryland's many first responders. Website:http://convention.msfa.org/
CHHS interoperability expert Lori Romer Stone, one of five staffers who make up the Maryland Broadband Outreach Team, will speak at the 2014 Above Ground Level Media Group conference featuring wireless business trends, enterprise market strategies, carrier small cell updates and the latest news on the FirstNet.
CHHS Associate Director Megan Timmins will present at the 2014 Equal Justice Conference, hosted by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the National Legal Aid & Public Defender Association.  Timmins will be part of an expert panel discussing pro bono resources and how they can help communities prepare for and respond to disasters.   
If attending this summer's Maryland Association of Counties' (MACo) annual conference in Ocean City, stop by our booth in the exhibit hall to learn more about our services, academic endeavors, and expertise.  Several CHHS staffers will also be supporting statewide efforts, such as the Public Safety Broadband Network implementation in Maryland, which will be the topic of presentations at MACo.Register or learn more about the 2014 MACo Summer Conference.
CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analysts Markus Rauschecker and Ellen Cornelius will discuss Cybersecurity during a session on Teaching Critical Infrastructure Protection at FEMA's 16th Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium.  Attendees will include representatives of colleges and universities which have an existing hazard, disaster, emergency management (EM) program in place or are attempting to develop and implement a hazard, disaster, or EM program on their campus.  CHHS developed and currently teaches five law and policy courses at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, including the Law and Policy of Cybersecurity taught by Rauschecker and Cornelius. 
Working closely with many local and state emergency managment agencies in Maryland, CHHS has several staffers attending and presenting at the 2014 conference.  Also, stop by the MD Broadband table where CHHS staff supporting outreach efforts can help you learn more about interoperability and FiRSTNET in Maryland - the nationawide public safety network for first responders. Senior Law and Policy Analyst Preeti Emrick Topic: Anne Arundel County Mass Fatality and Family Assistance Center Plans May 28th - 1:30pm Senior Policy Analyst Mehrab Karim Topic: Maryland School Preparedness May 29th - 2:45pm
In partnership with the Mayor's Office on Religious Affairs, DC Homeland and Security Management Agency (HSEMA) and DC Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (DC VOAD), Serve DC invites District houses of worship and faith leaders to participate in this half-day summit to discuss how the faith community can support the city's official Emergency Response System and be better prepared to respond during emergencies and disasters.More detailed information on sessions and speakers is forthcoming.This event is free and open to the public, but faith leaders and official representatives will be given priority in registration. Lunch is included. For more information, please email ...Read More
The CHHS Exercise and Training team will assess Montgomery County's readiness to respond to a public health disaster during a full-scale exercise on March 28, 2014.  If interested in volunteering for this exercise, see our registration page.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will participate in the MLAW Programs' panel "Googling the NSA: Accountability in the Age of Big Data" on March 25, 2014.  Learn more about Greenberger's new law and policy course on the topic. Website: http://www.bsos.umd.edu/event/mlaw-presents-googling-nsa
On behalf of the National Capital Regional (NCR) Planners Subcommittee, CHHS would like to share an upcoming preparedness event for Virginia schools with our partners. Aditional seminars include: March 12, 2014 - DC Schools Seminar at the George Washington University March 25, 2014 - MD Schools Seminar at the Silver Spring Civic Center
On behalf of the National Capital Regional (NCR) Planners Subcommittee, CHHS would like to share an upcoming preparedness event for Maryland schools with our partners.  Please see the attached NCR flyer or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government's event page for more details. Aditional seminars include: March 12, 2014 - DC Schools Seminar at the George Washington University April 30, 2014 - VA Schools Seminar at the George Mason University
On behalf of the National Capital Regional (NCR) Planners Subcommittee, CHHS would like to share an upcoming preparedness event for District of Columbia schools with our partners. Aditional seminars include: March 25, 2014 - MD Schools Seminar at the Silver Spring Civic Center April 30, 2014 - VA Schools Seminar at the George Mason University
We hope you will join MARCE and the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) for the 2014 MARCE-Public Health Emergency Preparedness Conference. This year, the conference will focus on balancing the ability to conduct unfettered critical biological research on potentially lethal pathogens while ensuring that appropriate protective mechanisms are implemented to prevent accidental or intentional release of those organisms. In late 2011, a media and political firestorm was created when two separate laboratories attempted to publish gain-of-function research that demonstrated how few mutations were necessary to transform highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 into a strain more ...Read More
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was invited to speak at the Baltimore City Council Information Hearing on Preparedness and Safety in our Schools and Communities under resolution 130110.  The hearing will also live telecast on cable channel 25. Website:http://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com/legislative_calendar.htm
Professor Michael Greenberger will participate in a discussion on a new Heartland Monitor Poll regarding Americans and how they relate to the financial system. This event is invitation only and is hosted by Atlantic Media, the National Journal, and Allstate.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is holding a panel to discuss public safety and security in Maryland, part of his Better Choices, Better Results forum. CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will be a member of the panel, along with several State Cabinet Members and local Prince George's County officals, discussing the issues of today including homeland security.  
Biosecurity encompasses the efforts to limit the development and use of biological weapons, as well as the strategies to prevent or limit pandemic outbreaks. Legal and scientific efforts to curtail the malevolent use of pathogens (e.g., anthrax) or limit the occurrence of natural pandemics (e.g., influenza) necessarily overlap. Specific areas of current interest in biosecurity include the oversight of dual-use research in the life sciences, biosafety regulations on the use of specific pathogens in laboratory research, potential restrictions on the dissemination of research results with dual-use application, risk assessments of synthetic biology, the status of international governance mechanisms, such as ...Read More
On Monday, Dec. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Julie Schumacher Cohen, director of community and government relations at the University of Scranton, and Sondra Myers, director of the Schemel Forum, will co-moderate “Terrorism: A Global Phenomenon – A Local Concern.” CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will be on the panel of speakers. The forum will address what drives terrorism? How should we respond? What do we need to know about our security and about learning to live in an increasingly interdependent world? These and other important questions will be discussed in a roundtable format, which is limited to ...Read More
General Session: Privacy vs. Protection New technologies designed to catch cybercriminals have sparked a debate between Big Brother and privacy advocates on how to protect internet privacy rights while effectively securing U.S. citizens from terrorist acts abroad and on U.S. soil. CHHS' Michael Greenberger will participate in a moderated discussion on this hot topic of privacy in the Information Age. Website:https://www.fbcinc.com/e/cybermdconference/agendagrid.aspx
Michael Greenberger will speak about the importance of, and growing need for, energy resilience and energy assurance planning, drawing on examples from regional events and focusing specifically on lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will be speaking at the Center for Vaccine Development. He will be address an audience of physicians and basic scientists about the the legal issues surrounding immunization and vaccination.
CHHS Founder & Director Michael Greenberger, who is also a financial law professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, is joining a select group of top policymakers, economists and analysts from around the world at the Hyman P. Minsky Conference on Financial Instability in Berlin, Germany. The conference looks to gain a better understanding of the causes of financial instability and its implications for the global economy. The conference will address the challenge to global growth affected by the eurozone debt crisis; the impact of the credit crunch on economic and financial markets; the larger ...Read More
The Maryland Law Review will host the 2012 Ward Kershaw Symposium, "Too Big to Jail: The Roadblocks to Regulatory Enforcement," which will address the failure of the regulatory system to respond to the housing crisis, the BP oil spill, and other disasters in a proactive and effective manner. The regulatory system is meant to ensure that statutes enacted to improve quality of life and protect against potential dangers are fairly, efficiently, and effectively enforced across the country. From the mundane to the arcane, the regulatory system touches almost every aspect of modern life: banking, workplace safety, environmental protection, taxes, social ...Read More
*** PRESS ADVISORY *** *** Conference Call Briefing Tomorrow *** Experts to Discuss Impact of Wall Street Speculation on Gas Prices And tools that government can use to reduce speculation and its costs Washington, DC - Americans for Financial Reform will host a conference call for reporters and bloggers on Thursday, April 5th at 12:00 PM EDT to discuss the impact of Wall Street speculation on gas prices. Wall Street gambling is driving up gas prices and putting a strain on the economic recovery and the pocket-books of working families and the middle class. WHO: Professor Michael Greenberger, former Director ...Read More
The Democratic Steering and Policy Committee of the House of Representatives is having a hearing on April 4 at 2pm on Oil Speculation.
The Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) project leaders are hosting a workshop to inform and solicit feedback from state and local personnel in the Commonwealth of Virginia concerning key outcomes and deliverables of the RCPGP projects. The RCPGP is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant program developed to focus on "low probability, high impact" events. The RCPGP is intended to support coordination of regional all-hazard planning for catastrophic events, including the development of integrated planning communities, plans, protocols, and procedures to manage a catastrophic event. Several CHHS staff will be headed down to Charlottesville, Va to present at ...Read More
CHHS Associate Director and Francis King Carey School of Law adjunct professor of cybersecurity Adrian Wilairat will participate in this symposium that will explore emerging issues in cybersecurity that impact business, government, and the public. Distinguished speakers from federal agencies, companies, and law firms will also participate on panels that will discuss topics such as national security concerns, cybersecurity legislation, and public-private sector partnerships. For more information contact Hilary Hansen at HHansen@law.umaryland.edu Other speakers include Dennis Bartko, Director's Special Assistant for Cyber at the National Security Agency, Professor Michael Hicks, Director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center, Valerie Abend, Managing Director, ...Read More
The Planning for Wireless Broadband Workshop will assist Maryland in defining its broadband planning activities and initiatives in preparation for the nationwide public safety wireless broadband network. Your participation will help to ensure that the SCIP is properly targeted and addresses how wireless broadband could enhance emergency communications capabilities and interoperable communications within the State.
The Planning for Wireless Broadband Workshop will assist Maryland in defining its broadband planning activities and initiatives in preparation for the nationwide public safety wireless broadband network. Your participation will help to ensure that the SCIP is properly targeted and addresses how wireless broadband could enhance emergency communications capabilities and interoperable communications within the State.   To register for the workshop please click here.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was appointed to the Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence in October. Members will meet with state lawmakers at the State House in Annapolis March 13. The Commission's goal is to set policies, standards and best practices for ensuring the security of computer systems used by educational institutions and state government.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger is proud to participate in the American Bar Association's 7th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute in Washington, D.C. March 22-23, 2012. Greenberger will be a panelist on Day 2 to talk about careers in homeland security and national security. The event features discussions and speeches from the top minds in the homeland security, national security, counterterrorism and law enforcement fields.
Montgomery County Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Program host a workshop preparing cities to deal with post 48 hour operations.
In September 2001, the United States experienced a series of attacks that had a profound impact on the future of the nation.  The terrible events of Septemeber 11, 2001, however, were not the only threats confronting the nation.  Less than two weeks after September 11, 2001, non-descript letters began arriving at government offices and media outlets.  These letters contained anthrax spores that resulted in at least twenty-two separate cases of anthrax, including five deaths, along the entire East Coast of the United States. The anthrax attacks awakened the nation to the threat of bioterrorism and provided the impetus for legislation, ...Read More
CHHS is hosting Focus Groups for Providers of FNSS and People with Functional Needs. The purpose of these meetings is to provide a discussion forum for providers and individuals to share their perspectives on emergency preparedness and planning for individuals with functional needs. Providers & Individuals with Functional Needs are welcome to join CHHS to share their perspectives on: Preparedness Efforts currently employed; Gaps in inclusive emergency preparedness; and Solutions to meeting needs and filling identified gaps.  
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger, former Director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), will join some of the nation's top economic and innovative minds for a panel discussion titled, "Competitiveness, Job Creation and Inequality." Other speakers invited to participate on this panel include Richard Freeman of Harvard University and Elizabeth Warren of Harvard Law School. Abby Cohen of Goldman Sachs and James Manyika of McKinsey & Company. This is part of a half-day conference co-sponsored by the Communications Workers of America. The group is a member of the Innovation Advisory Board, which has been set up ...Read More
This year Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark J. Lee will represent CHHS at the annual Sleep Research Network (SRN) conference. SRN is a multi-institution initiative aimed at, among other things, providing an ongoing forum for sleep researchers to share resources and identifying possible collaborative opportunities. Working with SRN’s “Research to Inform Public Policy Small Working Group” Lee will raise awareness about health and safety issues of importance to the emergency response community. More information about the Sleep Research Network is available at http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/research/srn/default.htm.Website:http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/research/srn/events.htm
CHHS staff will lead the Maryland section of this full-scale National Capital Region exercise focused on hospital surge preparedness.Website:http://mdchhs.com/page/2011-national-capital-region-full-scale-exercise
Professor Greenberger will be participating in the forum "Getting Down to Business: Exploring Job and Contracting Opportunities with the Department of Homeland Security" discussing business, economic development and wealth creation. Honorary Host: Rep. Bennie G. Thompson
The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security along with The Governor's Office of Health and Homeland Security present a special event commemorating the 10th anniversary of the worst attack on American soil. Governor Martin O'Malley will give a major speech on the progress since 9/11 and the future of preparedness and resiliency in Maryland. This will be followed by discussions with leaders from local and state government on the impact the attacks have had on intelligence sharing and interoperability and beyond.
The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security & The Governor's Office of Homeland Security Cordially Invite You to Attend   Ten Years After 9/11: Building a Prepared and Resilient Maryland   With The Honorable Governor Martin O’Malley Presenting Progress Since 9/11 and the Future of Preparedness and Resiliency in Maryland   Followed By: Discussions with Leaders from Local and State Government on Resiliency, Intelligence Sharing, and Interoperability Post 9/11   Friday, September 9th 2011 8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.   University Of Maryland Southern Management Campus Center, Room 349 621 W. Lombard Street Baltimore MD, 21201   ...Read More
Professor Greenberger testifies at the Canadian House of Commons in front of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology about fluctuating gas prices.
The Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) invite you to attend this mid-day training. This workshop will help emergency management professionals, and others, better understand the concept of cyber security and how its multi-faceted nature impacts daily workforce life. This presentation is not a lesson on computer science and technical jargon, but rather a briefing of current cyber threats, setbacks in cyber security and a lesson on how to better protect your jurisdictions’ or agencies’ networks and cyber infrastructure. The ultimate goal of this training is to give you some ...Read More
Professor Greenberger will speak on a panel about swaps regulation at the 20th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the US and World Economies. This year the conference will focus on "financial reform and the real economy." Website:http://www.levyinstitute.org/conferences/minsky2011/
Professor Greenberger will speak at a meeting hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and Heinrich Boll Stiftung. The meeting will discuss current initiatives to regulate excessive speculation in agricultural and energy commodities, including in the unregulated over-the-counter (OTC) market. Two panels will address issues in effective reform of the commodity markets, challenges to international regulatory cooperation, and how developing countries have responded to increasing import bills for agricultural and energy commodities and to volatile commodity export revenues.Website:http://www.carnegieendowment.org/
CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst Clark Lee, JD, will participate in an exploratory seminar on the legal, ethical, and policy considerations for the regulation of drowsy driving. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is committed to advancing knowledge across disciplinary boundaries and to creating an intellectual community that inspires new perspectives, thereby transforming research and scholarship. A major goal of a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Exploratory Seminar is to foster cooperation and collaboration among faculty from different Harvard schools and units, enabling intellectual paths to merge that may not otherwise have intersected. Exploratory Seminars convene scholars, researchers, and ...Read More
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry at a hearing about the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. For more information on Professor Greenberger's expertise in financial regulation, visit his website at www.michaelgreenberger.com.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will give a presentation titled "Strategic Event-Related Research: A Non-Government View of the Legal Issues" at the All Hazards Science Response Workshop hosted by the All Hazards Science Response Working Group of the National Biodefense Science Board. Website:http://www.phe.gov/preparedness/legal/boards/nbsb/pages/default.aspx
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will take part in a meeting of the University System of Maryland (USM) Cyber Security Task Force. The Cyber Security Task Force is charged with examining the USM Institutional assets related to cyber security, determining both the research and workforce needs of the public and private sector, and the workforce skill sets necessary to address these priorities. Further, the task force is charged with developing strategies for meeting those needs.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will be the keynote speaker at the HPAI tabletop exercise hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will present "Tabletop Exercises: A New Twist on the Team Teaching Model" during "Plenary Session 4: Jay Healey Teaching Session: Innovative Teaching Methodologies" at the 34th Annual Health Law Professors Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics' annual Health Law Professors Conference is intended for professionals who teach health law or bioethics in schools of law, medicine, public health, health care administration, pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry. This conference combines presentations by experienced health law teachers with the opportunity for discussion among conference participants. The program is designed to provide ...Read More
CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst Clark Lee will serve as a session chair for "D05: Sleep Science and the Law: The Legal State of Mind of Drowsy and Sleeping Parties in Legal Proceedings" at the SLEEP 2011 Meeting, which is the 25th anniversary meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC. Download the program here. Tweet Website: http://www.sleepmeeting.org/
Reception to welcome CHHS to the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The reception will be held in the Bethesda/Gaithersburg Room of Building 2 on the USG campus. This event is invitation only.
We hope you will join MARCE and CHHS for the 2011 MARCE-Public Health Emergency Response Conference. This year, the conference will focus on the Legal, Ethical and Policy Challenges of Vaccination, particularly during public health emergencies and eradication efforts. The conference will feature multiple, diverse panels of public health responders and experts and attendees will be invited to engage these panels during an interactive question and answer session. The conference will be an excellent opportunity to interact with public health officials and continue to strengthen the community ties MARCE has developed. A link below provides more information on the conference ...Read More
Professor Greenberger will participate in a panel discussion on "Financial Innovation: Derivatives and Exchange Trading, Central Clearing & Settlement" at the "The Shape of Things to Come: The Financial Regulatory Landscape in the Post Dodd-Frank Era" conference at the George Washington University School of Law.  
CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Amy Major will present on "Integrating Public Health Emergency Planning into Judicial Preparedness" at the ABA Midyear Meeting.
The Governor will review strategies and seek your input on how the State can continue to meet the public safety and security needs of all Marylanders. Your participation is key to identifying partnership opportunities within regional breakout sessions and reporting your recommendations to the Governor in the afternoon. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. REGISTRATION For planning purposes, please RSVP by January 5, 2011. Seating is extremely limited. Please limit attendance to one person per organization. Program* 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Networking 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Governor O’Malley: Maryland Forward 10:00 a.m. – ...Read More
CHHS Law & Policy Analyst Orit Zeevi Bell will speak about COOP to a Thai delegation visiting the Maryland Emergency Management Agency with the U.S. State Department.
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger will give the luncheon keynote address at the 21st annual University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting.
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CHHS Director Michael Greenberger will give a lecture during the May 9 class of the “Legal Aspects of Mass Immunization and Routine Vaccination" bi-yearly formal course in vaccinology.
The workshop activities will focus on facilitating dialogue between state emergency management officials and procurement staff from the six jurisdictions of FEMA Region III (MD, DC, VA, WV, DE, PA), and private sector representatives, toward developing public-private partnerships that both supplement state resource capabilities and bolster business continuity in times of emergency. The day’s schedule of activities and speakers is specifically tailored toward exploring the concept and establishment of a Business Operations Center (BOC) – how BOCs are formed, who they include, and how they function in an emergency. Also, speakers with BOC experience in other states will discuss similar ...Read More
CHHS Law & Policy Analyst Colleen Clary will teach this two-day seminar at Frederick Community College. Laws and public policy directly impact the delivery of emergency management in crisis situations, sometimes in ways emergency management professionals may not fully understand. Knowing the history and constitutional issues related to emergency management help ensure the best delivery of services to constituents. This seminar will focus on legal research related to hazards and how court decisions influence emergency declarations, requests for federal assistance, mutual aid agreements, use of the military during emergency and transportation-related issues. Participants will learn how to research legal and ...Read More
CHHS will have a booth at the 138th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition. According to the APHA, "The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier Public Health Educational Forum! Learn from the experts in the field, hear about cutting edge research and exceptional best practices, discover the latest public health products and services, and share your public health experience with your peers. ... The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and ...Read More
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger will be a featured speaker at a major conference hosted by the Roosevelt Institute on the future of financial reform and the implementation of the recent financial reform bill.Website:http://www.rooseveltinstitute.org/october_4_conference
The Association of Contingency Planners (ACP), Liberty Valley and First State Chapters are being joined by CHHS to present the Fifth Annual ACP Regional Symposium, Continuity 2.0 – Are You Ready for the Next Step? This daylong event will be held at Savoy Catering (Formerly the Woodbine) located on Route 73 in Pennsauken, New Jersey The Symposium will provide business owners, managers and practitioners alike the opportunity to engage with noted speakers presenting innovative strategies and solutions to successfully implement world-class continuity and emergency management practices. This comprehensive event will bring together public and private sector leaders, business owners, emergency ...Read More
The Howard County departments participating in this tabletop exercise will be Police, Fire, Sheriff, Corrections, Health, and Citizen Services. A tabletop exercise is a facilitated analysis of an emergency situation in an informal, stress-free environment. It is designed to elicit constructive discussion as participants examine and resolve problems based on their existing COOP Plan Draft and identify where that plan needs to be refined.
As part of the Colloquium Lecture series at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, CHHS Director Michael Greenberger will highlight the governmental failures that led directly to the present Great Recession. His presentation will assess the effectiveness of Executive Branch and Congressional responses to these failures, including the TARP program and various stimulus measures, as well as the recent overhaul of market regulation within the Dodd Frank bill. An analysis of how the present economic crisis and the governmental responses thereto impact the ability of the country to respond to man made (e.g. terrorism) and natural (e.g., H1N1 pandemic ...Read More
CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst Amy Major will address specific ways libraries can help with emergency response.  
CHHS staff will lead the Maryland section of this full-scale NCR exercise focused on hospital surge preparedness.
CHHS Media Relations Specialist Nick Alexopulos will be the instructor for a 'Lunch & Learn' session titled "Emergergency Managers and Social Networking: Permission to Engage."
CHHS staff will serve as evaluators and observers for the 2010 University of Maryland, Baltimore Emergency Response tabletop exercise.
The International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have invited Professor Greenberger to participate as a panelist in a workshop on the linkages between physical and financial markets.Website:http://www.ief.org/Pages/index.aspx
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CHHS Director Michael Greenberger will speak at the New York Energy Forum's "The Impact of Financial Reforms on Energy Markets" symposium.
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger will speak at the "World Affairs Briefing" at the University of Scranton's Schemel Forum.
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger will participate in Labaton Sucharow LLP's symposium "The New Regulatory Paradigm: What Has Been Accomplished and What Remains to be Done?"Website:http://www.labaton.com/en/about/events/events.cfm
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger will give a presentation on the BP oil spill. This event is hosted by the National Strategy Forum.Website:http://nationalstrategy.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger will take part in an expert panel discussion convened by Baltimore City Interim Health Commissioner Olivia Farrow for the purpose of sharing the health department’s highlights and challenges during the course of its H1N1 response efforts. Website:http://www.baltimorehealth.org/
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CHHS Director Michael Greenberger will speak at Bloomberg's first annual Sovereign Debt Crisis briefing, a gathering of the top public sector debt and finance ministers, institutional investors, and managers of sovereign wealth funds, private equity and hedge funds from around the world.
CHHS staff will present on various panels during the 2010 National Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Conference, which brings together UASI participants, State Administrative Agencies, Department of Homeland Security officials, and private sector partners in an open environment to discuss issues of importance to those responsible for implementing and supporting UASI programs across the nation. CHHS presentation information: JoAnne Knapp Date/Time: June 22, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Track: Planning, Training & Exercises Panel: Planning for Special Needs Presentation: "Understanding and Incorporating Community Members with Special Needs in Emergency Planning, Training and Exercises" Anthony Villa & Mike Vesely Date/Time: June ...Read More
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CHHS Law & Policy Analysts will present information to personnel from a variety of Maryland state agencies regarding the various federal and state laws that provide limited liability and immunity protections to volunteers who assist state and local governments with emergency response efforts.Website:http://www.mema.state.md.us/MEMA/content/pdf/exercise_and_training/G288_Donations_and_Shelter_Mgmt_061510.pdf