International Social Services (ISS) will hold its annual U.S. conference on November 4 and 5, 2010, at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.  The topic is “Fractured Families: The Causes and Consequences of Children Separated From their Families Across International Borders.”  The keynote speaker will be Judge Peter J.Messitte of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Judge Messitte is one of  four judges in the United States who are members of the international judicial network organized to support the Hague Child Abduction Convention.