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    2018 Statewide Preparedness Conference

    Welcome to the 2018 Statewide Public Health and Medical Preparedness Conference!

    This year’s event brings together a range of local, state, and federal level preparedness and response partners. Together, we will enhance strategic planning, share best practices, and foster collaboration and coordination across disciplines. We have a number of exciting presentations and exhibits from partners across multiple fields and organizations.


    Highlights from the conference agenda include: 


    Plenary Sessions

    • ​Planning and Responding to All Hazards
    • Federal Level Changes
    • Active Assailant Planning, Response, and Recovery

    Breakout Sessions

    • ​Facility Preparedness and Response 
    • Community Resilience and Inclusive Planning
    • Radiation and Community Reception Center Planning
    • Opioid Crisis Response

    On our conference website, you will find helpful program information, including presentation slides and speaker biographies. Links to these pages can be found on the left-hand navigation bar.

    While you're here, we hope you'll learn about the Office of Preparedness and Response's programs and initiatives, resources, reports, and more. 

    The 2018 Statewide Public Health and Medical Preparedness Conference was made possible by funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Hospital Preparedness Program and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement provided to the Maryland Department of Health Office of Preparedness and Response.