From the 2009 News Archive
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Annual 9/11 Event Focuses on Adapting to Threat of H1N1

The School of Law’s annual 9/11 commemoration event, "Adapting to New Threats: H1N1 Flu and You", attracted media attention as experts from a variety of disciplines discussed the looming pandemic and its role in jump-starting emergency preparedness procedures in Maryland and nationwide.

Read the Daily Record’s story about the event.

The panel addressed whether medical countermeasures will be adequate, if there will be enough supplies of vaccines and anti-virals (and if not, who will receive the limited supplies), among other legal and ethical issues.

Panelists included:

Diane E. Hoffmann, J.D., M.S., Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Director, Law & Health Care Program (to discuss ethical issues)

Michael Greenberger, J.D., Law School Professor & Director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (to discuss legal issues)

Wilbur H. Chen, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Center for Vaccine Development University of Maryland School of Medicine (Dr. Chen is a member of the research team conducting clinical trials for the H1N1 vaccine.)

Marita Mike, M.D., J.D., Health Director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (to discuss H1N1 epidemiology)

Each year the University of Maryland School of Law and the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security host a commemorative luncheon panel discussion on emergency preparedness to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11, 2001.


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