Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) - Central Maryland Chapter is a non-profit trade association dedicated to fostering continued professional growth and development in effective Contingency & Business Resumption Planning. ACP is the recognized premier international networking and information exchange organization in the business continuity industry.

ACP provides members an excellent information exchange experience and opportunities to set response and recovery trends while strengthening relationships through public and private partnerships.

Our Vision

To build the premier international organization for business continuity professionals.

Our Mission

Everything we do professionally and as an organization is dedicated to protecting lives, safeguarding businesses and fostering community resiliency.

Our Core Values

Knowledge – We are valued as experienced thought leaders

Integrity – We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity

Innovation - We are forward thinkers developing better ways to guide the profession

Supportive - We are committed to supporting our members and chapters

The Central Maryland Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals would like to invite you to our January 9 meeting in Hanover, MD.  We’re very excited about this month’s presentation!  Here’s a synopsis:

Cookies to Countermeasures
Terry Sapp, Baltimore County Department of Health & Human Services
This presentation will give an overview of Points of Dispensing (PODs): how they operate and the role of closed PODs during a response to an aerosolized biological agent attack. In addition, this presentation will cover the operations performed at the Local Bulk Shipment Site and a brief overview of a recent full-scale exercise conducted by Baltimore County Department of Health & Human Services in coordination with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

Is Closed Point of Dispensing Right for Your Organization?
Amy Bennett, T. Rowe Price
Closed PODs are defined as public and private locations that have agreed to dispense medications, generally during a public health emergency, to the people who work there. A closed POD plan provides associates the peace of mind that they and their family members are safeguarded from public health emergencies and helps them continue to work with less concern and distraction. It may be a viable option for your organization to partner with state and local departments of health in order to support your business continuity plan's pandemic planning strategy and relieve local communities of some of the burden to dispense mass prophylaxis to as many people as possible in a short amount of time.

The meeting will begin at 8:00 am with a complimentary breakfast and networking session and will conclude by 10:30 am.
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Whether you are a continuity planner, disaster recovery manager, resiliency planner or emergency manager, this event is designed for you. We hope you can join us for this unique learning and networking opportunity!

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In January of 2014, our ACP Central Maryland Chapter hosted the 2014 National Leadership Conference (NLC) at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. More than 50 ACP Chapter leaders from 25 Chapters across the country gathered at the NLC. Log in to the ACP International Members Only section to view the video and see what took place in Baltimore.