|Disasters Preparedness and Mitigation - Issue No. 23 - April, 1985 (PAHO)|
10-14: A five day course on Planning for Nuclear Emergencies will be presented by the School of Public Health, Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts. Topics include emergency planning both in the U.S. and other countries, with emphasis on accident source terms; standards and guides for emergency actions; training, drills and crisis management; and current research and development in this subject area. For further information contact: Dr. Dade W. Moeller, Associate Dean for Continuing Education, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA (617) 732-1171.
10 June-26 July: Oxford Programme of Development Workshops offering a workshop on disaster management. Intended for experienced professionals in developing countries, the workshop will focus on practical issues and make extensive use of case studies. Emphasis on exchange of information and experiences among participants. Workshops on urban land development and planning and shelter provision and settlement upgrading will also be offered later in the summer and fall of 1985. For further information and program outlines contact Christine Andres, Oxford Programme of Development Workshops, c/o Oxford Polytechnic, Headington, Oxford, OX3 0BP, UK.
10-13: The International Aeromedical Evacuation Congress will take place September 10-13 in Zurich, Switzerland. Under the patronage of the Swiss Red Cross, the Congress will allow physicians and specialists from around the world to acquaint themselves with the latest medical and technological advances in air rescue. For application and program write Interconvention Ltd., "Airmed 85", c/o Swiss Air, CH-8058 Zurich-Airport, Switzerland.