The Fifth Plague. Panel 3: National Impact (Part 4 of 5)

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March 31, 2006 Presented by: Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Cosponsored by: Institute for Global Security Law and Policy The Law-Medicine Center Summary: The Fifth Plague is a unique simulation-based bioterrorism conference. Participants, who include local, state, national and international officials, will be asked to "role play" their response to an agricultural-based attack. Issues that will be addressed include: legal questions of authority and powers of various agencies; cooperation among different branches of the government and between the U.S. and Canada; and responses to an actual attack. Attorneys who attend the event will learn about the law and procedures related to responding to a terrorist crisis in Ohio, specifically involving the food supply, enabling them to advise clients in the agriculture and transportation sectors and to prepare for potential litigation in this area. Symposium Co-Chairs: Professor Amos Guiora, Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy Assistant Professor Jessie Hill, Assistant Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy Professor Sharona Hoffman, Associate Director, The Law-Medicine Center Professor Michael Scharf, Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center SPEAKERS/ROLE-PLAYERS Charles "Buck" Adams, Director, Medina Emergency Management Agency Carl Adrianopoli, FEMA, National Disaster Medical System, Region V Captain Kenneth J. Baca, Medina County Sheriffs Department Thomas Brisker, DVM, Deputy Director, Ohio Department of Agriculture Charles J. Couch, Public Affairs Officer, Ohio Emergency Management Agency Leah C. Dorman, DVM, Veterinary Medical Officer, Ohio Department of Agriculture William J. Franks, Health Commissioner, Stark County Board of Health Lawrence Gostin, John Carroll Research Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Professor of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins University; Director, Center for Law and the Public's Health, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities (CDC Collaborating Center Promoting Health Through Law) Bill Hopper, Legal Counsel, Ohio Department of Agriculture Melvin R. House, Operations Division, Ohio Emergency Management Agency Carolyn Inch, DVM, National Manager, Disease Control, Canadian Food Inspection Agency Tammy Little, Legal Counsel, Ohio Emergency Management Agency Josh Meyer, Newspaper Journalist, The Los Angeles Times Chief Thomas P. Miller, Medina County Sheriffs Department Gloria Mintah, Legal Counsel, Canadian Food Inspection Agency Tom OHara, Newspaper Journalist, The Plain Dealer Hon. Dan A. Polster, U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Ohio Peter Schade, Health Commissioner, Erie County Health Commission Theodore R. Wasky, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation Melanie Wilt, Communication Director, Ohio Department of Agriculture John Yarish, Dairy Farm Owner/Operator, Grafton, Ohio Lai Sun Yee, General Counsel, New York State Emergency Management Office


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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