|Disasters Preparedness and Mitigation - Issue No. 55 - July, 1993 (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), 1993, 8 p.)|
1-3 International Meeting on Hospital Preparedness in Cases of Disaster, sponsored by the Mexican Institute of Social Security will convene in Mexico City. Contact: Dr. Felipe Cruz Vega, Coordinador de la Reunión, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Durango 289, Colonia Condesa, 6700 Mexico D.F.; tel.: 525-553-3589; fax: 525-286-1105.
11-15 To celebrate its 40th anniversary and to commemorate IDNDR Day, the Seismic Research Unit of the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad, will host the Caribbean Conference on Volcanology, Seismology, and Earthquake Engineering. Please contact: Conference '93, Seismic Research Unit, Univ. of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; fax: 809 663 9293.
11-15 The Fifth Annual Meeting for Disaster Preparedness is being organized in Mexico City by the Mexican Society of Emergency and Disaster Medicine. There will be training sessions in emergency medicine, simulations, poster, photography and video competitions, round table discussions and symposia dealing with issues on preparedness in hospitals and schools. Contact Sociedad Mexicana de Medicina de Urgencias y Desastres, Apdo. Postal 28292, Mexico, D.F.; Fax 593 53 64.
11-16 FORENSE 93 the International Congress on Forensic Sciences will include a Workshop on Disasters, focusing on the treatment of mass fatalities in disaster situations. Contact: Dr. Jorge Gonzalez Perez, Director, Institute of Legal Medicine, Avda. Independencia y Hernan Cortez, Plaza la Habana, Cuba; telex: 511 609 palco cu; fax: 22-8382.
13-15 Natural Disasters: Protecting Vulnerable Communities, an international conference planned as a contribution by the United Kingdom to IDNDR activities, will be held at the Royal Society in London to address vulnerability of communities, forecasting and warning, preparedness and protection. Contact: IDNDR Conference Office, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA, UK.