|Disasters Preparedness and Mitigation - Issue No. 26 - January, 1986 (PAHO)|
2-4: The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) will hold the Second International Assembly on Emergency Medical Services - Focus on Disaster. The Assembly, cosponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and USAID's Office of' Foreign Disaster Assistance, will focus on models for prehospital and in-hospital EMS disaster response and risk assessment and review selected recent mass casualty incidents. Aimed at emergency planners and health care professionals and administrators involved in mass casualty incidents, the Assembly also will discuss mechanisms and networks for national and international cooperation. For further information write: Ms. Patricia McAllister. MIEMSS. 22 South Green Street, Baltimore. Maryland 21201, USA.
12-16: The annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration, to be held in Anaheim. California will include a special panel on Emergency Management in the Third World. Panelists from universities and international organizations will present papers on their specific experiences in emergency preparedness and disaster relief in the Caribbean, Latin America and other Third World countries. For further information contact Ms. Llewellyn Toulmin, 3312S, 2nd Street, Arlington, Virginia 22204. USA.
Partners of the Americas will hold a seminar on assessing and responding to disasters. The seminar will deal with assessing the human and physical effects of disasters, organizing and administrating an appropriate response and identifying areas vulnerable to disasters by risk mapping and other methods. Write: Partners of the Americas, Emergency Preparedness Program, 1424 K Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005, USA.