2014 MARCE CHHS Public Health Preparedness Conference Registration

The Middle Atlantic Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefence and Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Center for Health and Homeland Security present the 2014 conference on:

Laboratory Safety, Security and Preparedness in the Evolving Era of Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)

Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center
9630 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
February 10, 2014
7:30am – Registration Begins
8:15am – Opening Remarks
4:15pm – Conference Ends

Keynote Speaker:
J. Patrick Fitch, Ph.D., Director, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center & President, Battelle National Biodefense Institute 

Confirmed Panelists include:
Michael Greenberger, JD, Founder and Director, University of Maryland Center for Health & Homeland Security

Diane DiEuliis, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Ryan Burnette, Ph.D., Director, Alliance Biosciences

Beth Willis, Chair, Containment Laboratory Community Advisory Committee (CLCAC) – Frederick, MD

Julien Farland, MS, RBP, Director of Biological Safety, Community Initiatives Bureau, Boston Public Health Commission

Tom Leonard, Ph.D., Associate Director, Biosafety Officer and Select Agents Responsible Officials, Environment Health & Safety, University of Virginia 

Harvey Rubin, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR), University of Pennsylvania

There is no fee for attending this conference. 


**Online registration is now closed – please contact Earl Stoddard at estoddard@law.umaryland.edu directly if you are looking to register after 2/6/14**



For those attending from outside the immediate area (60 miles) of the conference, hotel accommodations can be reimbursed. Questions or concerns regarding hotel reimbursement can be directed to Veronica Washington at vwashington@law.umaryland.edu or 410-706-5798.
The following hotels provide shuttle service to the Conference Center:
Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg
14975 Shady Grove Road
Rockville, MD 20850
*Discounted rate – use Corporate Code: 2985218
Crowne Plaza Washington, D.C. – Rockville Hotel
3 Research Court
Rockville, MD 20850
Any concerns or questions about the conference can be e-mailed to Avery Blank at ablank@law.umaryland.edu or Earl Stoddard at estoddard@law.umaryland.edu.  

We look forward to your participation at this exciting event!


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