Schedule

COHMED Conference

January 27-31, 2020 Louisville, Kentucky
    Monday, January 27, 2020
  • CVSA Level VI Refresher

    8:00 AM—5:00 PM
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    This session is open only to certified Level VI Inspectors. The eight-hour refresher meets the requirements of CVSA Operational Policy 4 for maintenance of certification for Level VI inspectors. Note: Pre-registration is required for this session. To register, contact carlisles@cvsa.org by Jan. 10, 2020.
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    10:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Training Session

    1:00 PM—3:00 PM
    at Olmstead Ballroom 1, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    3:00 PM—3:30 PM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Training Session (Continued)

    3:30 PM—5:00 PM
    at Olmstead Ballroom 1, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Introduction to COHMED

    5:15 PM—6:00 PM
    at Rye Room, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 3
    COHMED Leadership This session is for first-time attendees to the COHMED Conference. Attendees will be introduced to COHMED leadership and provided with a brief history of COHMED.
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:30 AM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2

  • General Session

    8:30 AM—9:30 AM
    at Olmstead Ballroom, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Moderator: Phillip Haskins, Hazardous Materials Investigator Specialist II, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, COHMED Chair
    COHMED Chair's Welcome Remarks Phillip Haskins, Hazardous Materials Investigator Specialist II, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
    Stand-up Introductions of Attendees
    CVSA President's Welcome Remarks Sgt. John Samis, Delaware State Police
    PHMSA Administrator Remarks
    Industry and Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards
     
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • General Session (Continued)

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Olmstead Ballroom, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Federal Panel for Regulatory Updates
    Transport Canada
    PHMSA
    FMCSA
     
  • Lunch On Your Own

    12:00 PM—1:30 PM
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  • Hazmat Olympics

    1:30 PM—3:30 PM
    at Olmstead Ballroom, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    The Hazmat Olympics will pit inspectors, assigned into teams, against other teams of inspectors. We'll find out who knows the regulations best. The winning team will be awarded COHMED Olympic-style gold medals.
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    3:30 PM—4:00 PM
    at Olmstead Ballroom, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Enforcement Meetings

    4:00 PM—5:30 PM
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    Region I Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2 Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.
    Region II Olmstead Ballroom 6, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2 Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
    Region III Olmstead Ballroom 7, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2 Alberta, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ohio, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Yukon.
    Region IV Wheat Room, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 3 Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
     
  • Industry Meeting

    4:00 PM—5:30 PM
    at Olmstead Ballroom, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    This meeting is for individuals from transportation safety organizations, truck and bus companies, training institutions, state and provincial truck associations, insurance companies and trade associations, as well as owner-operators, consultants and industry suppliers and vendors.
  • Welcome Networking Reception

    6:30 PM—8:30 PM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • FMCSA HM Team Meeting (Invitation Only)

    7:00 AM—10:00 AM
    at Charred Room, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 3
  • 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions

    8:00 AM—9:30 AM
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    Session 1 Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 2 Olmstead Ballroom 6, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 3 Olmstead Ballroom 7, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
     
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • 2nd Round of Morning Training Sessions

    10:00 AM—11:30 AM
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    (Repeat 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions)
    Session 1 Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 2 Olmstead Ballroom 6, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 3 Olmstead Ballroom 7, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
     
  • Lunch On Your Own

    11:30 AM—1:00 PM
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  • 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    1:00 PM—2:30 PM
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    Session 1 Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 2 Olmstead Ballroom 6, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 3 Olmstead Ballroom 7, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
     
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    2:30 PM—3:00 PM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • 2nd Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    3:00 PM—4:30 PM
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    (Repeat 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions)
    Session 1 Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 2 Olmstead Ballroom 6, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 3 Olmstead Ballroom 7, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
     
  • Region Meetings

    4:30 PM—5:30 PM
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    (Joint Meetings of Industry and Law Enforcement)
    Region I Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2 Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.
    Region II Olmstead Ballroom 6, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2 Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
    Region III Olmstead Ballroom 7, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2 Alberta, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ohio, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Yukon.
    Region IV Wheat Room, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 3 Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
     
  • Chairman’s Networking Reception

    6:30 PM—9:00 PM
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  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—4:30 PM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions

    8:00 AM—9:30 AM
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    Session 1 Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 2 Olmstead Ballroom 6, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 3 Olmstead Ballroom 7, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
     
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • 2nd Round of Morning Training Sessions

    10:00 AM—11:30 AM
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    (Repeat 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions)
    Session 1 Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 2 Olmstead Ballroom 6, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 3 Olmstead Ballroom 7, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
     
  • Lunch On Your Own

    11:30 AM—1:00 PM
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  • 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    1:00 PM—2:30 PM
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    Session 1 Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 2 Olmstead Ballroom 6, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 3 Olmstead Ballroom 7, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
     
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    2:30 PM—3:00 PM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Meet the FMCSA HM Team

    3:00 PM—4:30 PM
    at Charred Room, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 3
    Come and join FMCSA's HM team for discussions on the topics of your choice. You set the agenda with your questions and comments on highway transportation safety and security of hazardous materials.
  • 2nd Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    3:00 PM—4:30 PM
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    (Repeat 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions)
    Session 1 Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 2 Olmstead Ballroom 6, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    Session 3 Olmstead Ballroom 7, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
     
  • Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Member Services

    7:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Training Session

    8:00 AM—9:30 AM
    at Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Olmstead Foyer, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
  • Training Session (Continued)

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Olmstead Ballroom 5, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 2
    This session continues the 8-9:30 a.m. session, building on information provided in the earlier session.
  • Lunch On Your Own

    12:00 PM—1:00 PM
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  • COHMED Leadership Meeting (Invitation Only)

    1:00 PM—3:00 PM
    at Charred Room, Omni Louisville Hotel, Level 3