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March 8 - 11. 2014 NMA COLLOQUIUM — National Colloquium on African American Health on reducing or eliminating "racial and ethnic disparities in health care".\_content&view=article&id=170&Itemid218


10:30 a.m. The National Medical Association (NMA) will announce a partnership with Enroll America and 12 African American Church denominations to help educate millions in the minority community without health insurance about opportunities to purchase coverage.

Location: Marriott-Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW.


March 8 - 12. NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE — National League of cities holds their 2014 Congressional City Conference. Keynote Speaker : Gov. Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania, Building America's Future Presentation of Findings, Tech Jobs, Opportunity and Metro Growth: Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, PPI, Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth: Diana Carew, Economist, PPI, Investing for Growth: A Mayors Perspective; Chris Coleman, President of the National League of Cities, Mayor of St. Paul; Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City; Scott Smith, Mayor of Mesa, Arizona. Moderator: Fawn Johnson, National Journal.


10 a.m. NLC and local leaders will join Education Secretary Arne Duncan to announce a partnership to strengthen collaboration among federal and local governments, schools, families and other organizations.

10:15 a.m. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver brief remarks during the opening general session of the National League of Cities.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Rd. Washington.

March 10 - 11. 2014 APTA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE — 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Legislative Conference. Speakers include: Anthony Foxx, secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC; Therese McMillan, deputy administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC; Joseph C. Szabo, administrator, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC; Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC; Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives. Register with: to APTA Director-Media, Virginia Miller, at

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Contacts: Virginia Miller (202-496-4816)

March 10 - 11. 2014 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE OF NORTH AMERICA'S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS — Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Legislative Conference of North America's Building Trades Unions.


Marty Walsh Mayor - Boston, MA; Randy Weingarten President - American Federation of Teachers Recipient of 2014 "Hat's Off" Award; Marcia Fudge (D-OH) United States House of Representatives; Thomas Perez Secretary - US Department of Labor; Donald Norcross (D) New Jersey State Senator.

Mark Warner (D-VA) United States Senate; Jack Reed (D-RI) United States Senate; Rex Tillerson Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Exxon-Mobile Corporation; Mark Schauer Democratic Candidate for Governor - Michigan; George Miller (D-CA) United States House of Representatives Recipient of 2014 "Hat's Off" Award; David McKinley (R-WV) United States House of Representatives; Dannel Malloy (D) Governor - State of Connecticut; Cheri Bustos (D-IL) United States House of Representatives; Press Representatives Wishing to Attend Should Please Contact Tom Owens.

Location: Washington Hilton & Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW

Contacts: Tom Owens 202-756-4623 (

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March 10 - 11. IBTTA LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT — The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) holds their "Summit on Legislation, Policy and Infrastructure Finance

with Gov. Ed Rendell, Co-Chair, Building Americas Future to Address Summit; Tolling Advocates and Experts to Lobby Capitol Hill and Hear from Members of Congress, other Transportation Leaders. CONTACT: Kristofer Eisenla, LUNA+EISENLA media 5/8 202.670.5747 (mobile)

Location: The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW.

March 10 - 12. 2014 AFCEA HOMELAND SECURITY CONFERENCE — 2014 AFCEA Homeland Security Conference "4th Generation DHS: Remaining Ever-Vigilant". AGENDA: For more information:


12:20 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Address with ADM Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.) (confirmed), Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Atrium Ballroom.

March 10 - 12. APPA LEGISLATIVE RALLY — The American Public Power Association holds its 2014 Legislative Rally.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW.

Contacts: n/a, 202-467-2958

March 10 - 13. SATELLITE 2014 — The Access Intelligence Satellite Group, producers of the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition host SATELLITE 2014.


Pre-Conference program includes: Communications via Satellite: The Basics; IP Networking Over Satellite - Performance and Efficiency; Hosted Payload Forum; Engineering Forum; Satellite Finance Forum; Maritime Satcom Forum.

Location: Walter Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW.

Contacts: Kisme Williams (301-354-1785)

10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. FIFTH YOUTH SPORTS SAFETY SUMMIT — The National Athletic Trainers' Association hosts their Fifth Yout Sports Safety Summit. SPEAKERS: James L. Thornton, MA, ATC, CES, president, National Athletic Trainers Association; Brian Hainline, MD, chief medical officer, National Collegiate Athletics Association, Accountability and Transparency in Intercollegiate Athletics; Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter, school administration panel moderator; Steve Broglio, PhD, ATC, director, Neurotrauma Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, New Concussion Statement Overview; Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, chief operating officer, Korey Stringer Institute, director, Athletic Training Education, Department of Kinesiology University of Connecticut, Adoption of Guidelines and Rules by States.; Riana R. Pryor, MS, ATC, director of research, Korey Stringer Institute, Status of Recent Research of High School Athletic Training Services; Dawn Comstock, PhD, associate professor, epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health at University of Colorado, Denver, Recent Research Trends and Scientific Findings on the Youth Sports Safety Front; Timothy Liam Epstein, JD, partner, SmithAmundsen Law Firm, Liability/Risk Management; Neeru Jayanthi, MD, associate professor, Department of Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation; medical director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center; board of directors, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Preparticipation Exams; Lauren Long and Samantha Sanderson, co-founders, Concussion Connection, From the Athletes Perspective; Timothy Neal, MS, ATC, assistant director of athletics for sports medicine and adjunct professor, Syracuse University, Mental Health and the Athlete.

Location: The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, National Ballroom B, 1400 M Street NW.

Contacts: Robin Waxenberg (212/489-8006)

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9 a.m. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY — The President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans will meet. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will deliver opening remarks. The Secretary will discuss the importance of increasing opportunities for upward economic mobility in the U.S. through the promotion of financial capability among young Americans in schools, colleges, communities and the workplace. Secretary Lew will be joined by Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, among others. Live webcast at:

Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Cash Room.

Contacts: Louisa Quittman, 202-622-5770

Notes: Media planning to attend must RSVP by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7 to

9 a.m. SUPPLEMENTAL FY 2015 BUDGET MATERIALS — The U.S. Government Printing Office and the Office of Management and Budget will be releasing supplemental materials to President Obama's Budget for the U.S. Government, FY 2015. The Analytical Perspectives, Historical Tables, print version of the Budget Appendix, and Budget CD-ROM will be available through GPO's retail and online bookstore, as a mobile web app and electronically on GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) The Budget for the U.S. Government and the digital version of the Budget Appendix were released on March 4.

Location: U.S. Government Printing Office, 710 North Capitol St. NW.

Contacts: Gary Somerset,, 202-512-1957

Jamal Brown,, 202-395-7254

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME STANDARDS — NCQA will host a briefing about its 2014 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition standards, launching March 24. Medical homes use teamwork and technology to improve quality and patients' experience of care, and reduce costs. NCQAs PCMH Recognition program is "the most widely adopted medical home model in the country. RSVP: Contact either Apoorva Stull at or 202-955-3567, or Ashley Carter at or 202-955-5106.

Notes: WebEx virtual meeting. 1. Connect to 2. Locate the event: Sneak Preview: New Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards. 3. Enter your information to register and click JOIN. 4. Enter the password: Pcmh2014. 5. Establish your phone connection by calling 866-469-3239. 6. Enter the conference code: 666 575 658. 7. If you have trouble connecting, call 866-229-3239, Option 1.

10 a.m. HOYER - FACEBOOK - SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP — Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) will attend Facebooks Small Business Boost workshop. Facebooks Small Business Team will be showing over 300 small business owners from Calvert, Charles, and St. Marys Counties how to optimize their presence on the worlds largest social network. Whip Hoyer will kick off the event and meet attendees.

Location: College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Theater, 839 Mitchell Road, La Plata, Maryland.

Notes: Members of the media who would like to attend must RSVP to Anna Van Hollen at 240-481-9317 or


10 a.m. OAS PERMANENT COUNCIL MEETING — The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a regular meeting.

Location: Simon Bolmvar Hall, Organization of American States, 17th Street & Constitution Avenue NW.

Notes: Rescheduled from March 7.

11 a.m. PETERSON - UKRAINE CONFERENCE CALL — Conference call on Ukraine. DIAL iN: 800-952-1647 or Direct Dial/International Access Number 404-920-1712. When prompted, enter Participant Code followed by . Participant Code is 39539386. Star (asterisk) Commands: (star)1 - Question - When the call opens up to questions, you can "Raise Your Hand by pressing 1. You will verbally be prompted to ask your question when it is your turn. (Star)-Volume - Pressing 4 will increase/decrease volume. (star) 6-Mute - Participants can mute/unmute their own lines by pressing (star) 6.


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11 a.m. - 1 p.m. GUN CONTROL RALLY — Weekly gun control rally by "concerned citizens." Weather permitting. CONTACTS: Helen Ramsey; Linda Finkel-Talvadkar; Barbara Elsas

Location: In front of the north side of the White House.



12 p.m. CFA - MANDATORY AUTO INSURANCE LAWS - REPORT RELEASE — Press teleconference to release a "major" New CFA Report Uninsured Driving and Mandatory Insurance Laws. Speakers: Stephen Brobeck, Executive Director, CFA; Robert Hunter, Director of Insurance, CFA. Release available after 11:30 am EDT March 10 @ DIAL IN: 800-311-9403, use the passcode CFACALL.

Contacts: Peter Kitchen, 202-737-0766

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. WILSON CENTER - CYPRUS UPDATE — "A Cyprus Negotiations Update: Why Prospects for a Peaceful and Lasting Settlement Are Improving." With Ozdil Nami, representative of the Turkish Cypriot Community in charge of foreign affairs.

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Notes: Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EAST WEST CENTER - YOUNG JAPANESE SCHOLARS — Young Japanese Scholars Program: New Views on Politics and Policy from Tokyo to Taiwan with Professor Chihiro Okawa, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Kanagawa University; Dr. Madoka Fukuda, Associate Professor, Department of Global Politics, Faculty of Law, Hosei University. RSVP at:

Location: 1819 L St. NW.


12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. U.S. CHAMBER - WTO — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo for his first visit to Washington since the WTO concluded its first multilateral trade agreement in nearly two decades. Azevedo will discuss implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement, sectoral negotiations on IT products and environmental goods, and the future agenda of the WTO.

Location: US Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, Hall of Flags, 1615 H St. NW.

Contacts: Sally-Shannon Birkel,

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. WILSON CENTER - WATER, SANITATION, HYGIENE — Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Programs as a Strategy to Advance Maternal Health. Speakers: Lisa Meadowcroft, Executive Director, African Medical and Research Foundation USA; Luis Mora, Luis Mora, Chief, Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch, United Nations Population Fund; Annie Toro, Senior Adviser, Global Health Policy and Advocacy, International Medical Corps; Chair of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, U.S. Coalition on Child Survival Roundtable; Merri Weinger, Environmental Health Team Leader, Maternal Child Health Division, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development.\_tok3RkMMJWWfF9wsRoiuK3JZKXonjHpfsX56O4uT%2Frn28M3109ad%2BrmPBy634EIWp8na%2BqWCgseOrQ8kl0BV82jSc0WrqY%3D

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.


1 p.m. USDA - SMALL AND MID-SIZED FARMERS — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Policy Director Ferd Hoefner will host a media call highlighting USDA support for Americas small and mid-sized farmers. Secretary Vilsack will discuss recent and forthcoming USDA efforts to assist small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers to help them access capital, manage risk and locate markets. He will also discuss USDA efforts to increase outreach and provide educational resources to small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers.

Contacts: USDA Communications, 202-720-4623

Notes: DIAL-IN: 888-664-9855. PASSCODE: TOOLKIT (Given Verbally). Trouble number - 202-720-8560. Callers using the above passcode will be placed in listen only mode. To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press (star)1 on their touch tone phone.

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. CSIS - 2014 QDR AND FY15 DEFENSE BUDGET — Discussion on the 2014 QDR and FY15 Defense Budget. Keynote speech on the QDR by Christine E. Wormuth, U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Force Development. Moderator: Kathleen H. Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director, International Security Program, CSIS. Followed by a panel discussion featuring CSIS experts; Clark A. Murdock, Senior Adviser, Defense and National Security Group and Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, CSIS; Maren Leed, Senior Adviser, Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies, CSIS; Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Acting Director, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS; Samuel J. Brannen, Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS. Moderator: David J. Berteau, Senior Vice President and Director, National Security, Program on Industry and Resources, CSIS.\_093

Location: 2nd Floor Conference Center, CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW.

Contacts: @CSIS

2:30 p.m. CAP - AFGHANISTAN - SENATOR CASEY — Center for American Progress will host an event with Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. to discuss the Afghan elections, the U.S. role leading up to the elections, and how the U.S.-Afghanistan relationship may evolve post-2014. Speakers: Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress Keynote Remarks: Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., (D-PA). Moderator: Caroline Wadhams, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress. Contact Anne Shoup at or at 202.481.7146.

Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor.

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. WILSON CENTER - FOREIGN POLICY ANALOGY - VIETNAM WAR — Foreign Policy by Analogy: U.S. Decision-Making and the Uses of the Vietnam War.

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Moynihan Board Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Contacts: RSVP to



6 p.m. SAIS - ACUMEN 101 WORKSHOP — The SAIS Global Women In Leadership club will host a workshop focusing on the case study of Acumens partnership with Sproxil to combat counterfeit medicine in Africa through mobile technology. Members of the public should RSVP to the SAIS Global Women in Leadership Club and Acumen

Location: Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Contacts: Francesca Di Marco SAIS (

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