Saturday Night Dinner

We have a set number of tickets we are making available for the Saturday night dinner buffet.  There is no guarantee that there will be any tickets available for purchase if you wait until you arrive at the RG!

Want to be sure you get a great seat to see keynote speaker Edward Gabriel?

Want to have an awesome Saturday night dinner at a reasonable price?  Want to make sure you have dinner with your friends?

Sign up for the Saturday Night Dinner for only $20.  Don’t miss out on making sure you get a great seat and a great dinner for a great price.

Click here to buy your dinner now!

(Must be registered for the RG to also purchase the dinner.)

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Oh Keynote, my Keynote…

You lucky devils… we have a fantastic keynote speaker lined up in Edward J. Gabriel.  There is nobody better suited to discuss emergency response, which is kind of our thing at Pandemic!  His keynote address is Pandemic Planning: Expecting the Unexpected.

Mr. Gabriel is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. In this role, he serves as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) on all matters pertaining to and in support of the Department’s public health emergency preparedness and response and recovery activities, programs,
and policies. Mr. Gabriel provides strategic oversight to the organization with an emphasis on enhancing state and local preparedness, policies and plans relating to public health and medical emergencies, emergency response operations, financial analysis and advanced development of and manufacturing of critical medical countermeasures for man-made and naturally occurring public health threats.  Prior to joining ASPR, he served as Director, Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity, for the Walt Disney Company.

He currently serves on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Advisory Council (NAC). Additionally he served on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Board of Scientific Counselors for the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response.

 

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Occultorium!

The MWM Occulturium is back!  Have you even wanted to have your tarot cards read? Longed to know what the lines on your palms say about you?  Cast runes and understand their secret messages? Well, join us at the RG and be amazed (or at the very least, entertained)!  Our experienced readers and prognosticators will be on hand for a few short hours to give individualized readings.

This event is always a popular one and we are excited to gaze into the Mysteries on your behalf. If you are interested in helping with the Occulturium, we have a few spots left for readers and docents. Contact Justin Vos at justindvos@gmail.com or via the volunteer tab.

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Press Play!

We’re excited to welcome Press Play, a long-form improv comedy troupe based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2010, Press Play loves performing in venues across Washington, D.C., including as a guest troupe at Washington Improv Theater, and across the nation.

They’ve had the privilege of performing at the Baltimore Improv Festival; Boston Comedy Arts Festival; Charm City Comedy Festival; Chicago Improv Festival; LA Improv Festival; Del Close Marathon (NYC); Harrisburg Comedy Throwdown; NYC Improv Festival; SteelStacks Comedy Festival (Bethlehem, PA); Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (Austin); and District Improv Festival (DC).

Press Play loves improv, each other, and you. Yeah, accept it.

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The Pandemic of…..STDs!

Leveraging a diverse background as a chronic disease epidemiologist  and a CDC diseases detective (Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer) assigned to the National Center for HIV/Aids, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention…. Dr. Eleanor Fleming is well equipped to be leading a session on everyone’s favorite topic… STDs!

Dr. Fleming is a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service and serves as the dental epidemiology officer for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

She has conducted research on HIV/AIDS and STD related disparities, applying social determinants of health theories and models to better understand health inequities. She also conducted domestic and international epidemiological investigations related to syphilis prevention and control. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, presented at national and international conferences, and used to inform local public health policies.

 

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Opening Plenary Session: The Ebola Response!

We’re pleased to announce that Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson, United States Assistant Surgeon General, and Chief Professional Officer for the pharmacy category of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and the first director of the Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness will be giving our opening session address on Friday evening!

RADM Giberson will be discussing his Command position with the overseas Ebola response: both the strategic leadership needed to execute such an effort and lessons learned.

He has operational leadership over 6,700 Commissioned Corps officers of the USPHS, one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.  We’re lucky to have him and hope you enjoy hearing him speak!

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