The Government of Venezuela is hosting the International
Conference on Natural Disaster Management from 11 - 14 October in Mérida,
Venezuela. The Conference will focus on national experiences in disaster
management, search and rescue, damage and needs assessment, reinforcement of
damaged buildings, emergency medicine issues, and management of temporary
shelters. The final program is available from the Organizing Committee, Apdo.
Postal 344, Mérida 5101, Venezuela; Tel/Fax: (58-74) 441-270; e-mail: