|Disasters Preparedness and Mitigation - Issue No. 28 - October, 1986 (PAHO)|
6-18 In support of its contributions to the Plan of Priority Health Needs in Central America and Panama, the government of Spain has organized a course on hospital disaster preparedness, with the technical cooperation of PAHO. The 25 course participants from all countries in Central America and Panama, as well as Mexico and Colombia are directors of hospitals, chiefs of emergency services, health administrators in charge of national emergency preparedness programs. The course will present technical criteria for preparing hospital disaster preparedness plans, prevention measures for reducing the effects of disasters on hospitals, and training programs for hospital personnel charged with providing medical attention to mass casualties.
6-10 FEMA, USAID and several California agencies are sponsoring the Second International Earthquake Conference to be held in Los Angeles, California. The Conference will focus on government, private sector and community efforts to develop earthquake research, mitigation, response practices and disaster preparedness. Guidelines and agendas for agencies involved in earthquake emergency planning will be developed during the Conference and presentations will be published in English and Spanish in the Conference Proceedings. For further information contact Councilman Hal Bernson, Conference Coordinator, City Hall Room 236, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 90012.
11-14 The World Association on Emergency and Disaster Medicine is holding the 5th World Congress on Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Topics slated for discussion include worldwide organization and management, permanent disaster situations, famines, training, teaching, and information techniques, and the multiple involvement of medical practices in specific types of disasters. For further information contact: Dr. Bernildo Tavares, Organizing Committee, 5th World Congress on Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Caixa Postal 14700, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.