Laura Jelinek is no stranger to emergency management. The associate executive director of continuing education, meetings and exhibitions, for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons was in the middle of her annual conference in Orlando when terrorists struck on 9/11. Three days later, Hurricane Gabriel hit Florida, further delaying her attendees' ability to get home. Then Jelinek's group was forced to cancel its annual meeting 90 days out when SARS (severe acute ...

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