|Disasters Preparedness and Mitigation - Issue No. 39 - July, 1989 (PAHO)|
10-15 The World Association for Emergency and Disaster Medicine will hold the 6th World Congress on Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Hong Kong. The program will emphasize both the specialized and interdisciplinary aspects of emergency and disaster medicine. Plenary sessions will review and evaluate recent developments; workshops will give priority to the analysis of problem issues in organization and delivery of services and will make recommendations for future strategies. Registration fees approximately US$345. For further information write Dr. Michael Moles, Chairman 6WCEDM, Anaesthetic Unit, Prince Philip Hospital, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong.
24-26 An international meeting on Catastrophes and Society will be held in Madrid, Spain to analyze the social and economic problems caused by natural disasters, to discuss ways in which educational and preventive systems can be established and to improve the relationship between public and private institutions in setting up common international programs. Contact Meeting Secretariat, ITSEMAP, Paseo de Recoletos, 25, 28004 Madrid, Spain.
7 The British Consultants Bureau will host a one-day conference on Disaster Relief and Mitigation two months after the commencement of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. The conference will bring together the users and the producers of scientific and technical information and management expertise in areas such as post-disaster field investigation; hazard and vulnerability assessment; community preparedness and development; and water supply and environmental health. For complete information contact Director, British Consultants Bureau, I Westminster Palace Gardens, 1-7 Artillery Row, London SH1P 1RJ, U.K.