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Corporate Emergency Preparedness Examined at Two-Day Conference


September 20, 2004 from 8:20 a.m. – 5 p.m.
September 21, 2004 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 South Charles St.
Baltimore, Md.

The attacks of September 11, 2001, proved that the business community could be a potential target for terrorists. In response, the Center for Public Health Preparedness and MidAtlantic Public Health Training Center, both at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, are sponsoring a two-day conference on emergency preparedness for corporate employers. The Corporate Emergency Preparedness Conference will be held September 20-21 in Baltimore, Md. Experts will discuss terrorism preparedness and emergency response infrastructure, as well as risk assessments, corporate readiness and worker safety and training in a post-9/11 world. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, which is located at 300 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, Md.

Presenters will speak on topics including lessons learned from the 2001 anthrax outbreaks, natural disasters and corporate preparedness, intentional biological and chemical threats and naturally occurring infectious diseases. Legal issues in emergency settings will also be highlighted. In addition, conference participants will take part in hands-on disaster planning and decision making exercises.

Speakers will include the following experts:
Robert S. Lawrence, MD
Professor and Principle Investigator of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness

Thomas Burke, PhD, MPH
Professor and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute

Jonathan Links, PhD
Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness

Henry Siegelson, MD, FACEP
Principal at Disaster Planning International

Sheldon F. Greenberg, PhD
Director of the Division of Public Safety Leadership at Johns Hopkins University SPSBE

Christina Catlett, MD
Medical Director of the George Washington Center for Emergency Preparedness

Daniel R. Lucey, MD, MPH
Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Reporters interested in attending the conference should contact Tim Parsons at 410-955-6878.

Public Affairs media contacts for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Tim Parsons or Kenna Lowe at 410-955-6878 or