Sonya: Summer 1999 educational offerings in U.S.

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    Possible organizations providing disaster education this summer are:
    Certificate Program in Emergency Management and Hazard Mitigation @ Florida Internal University (
    Disaster Recovery: Maximizing Federal Aid. Presented by: Management Concepts, Inc. This two-day seminar covering FEMA's redesigned Public Assistance Program is being offered in 14 different sites around the nation, March through July 1999. For a seminar brochure, contact Management Concepts, Inc., 8230 Leesburg Pike, Suite 800, Vienna, VA 22182; (703) 790-9595; fax: (703) 790-1371; WWW:
    Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications (WGET) Eighth Plenary Meeting. Washington, D.C.: June 7-8, 1999. The WGET, convened by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), includes all partners in international humanitarian assistance, such as U.N. agencies, national and international governmental and nongovernmental organizations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the academic world. Participants from the private/commercial sector are welcome as individual experts. The WGET facilitates the coordination of regulatory, operational, and technical aspects of communications in humanitarian assistance. For details, contact Hans Zimmermann, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland; tel: +41 22 917-3516; fax: +41 22 917-0208; e-mail:
    13th Annual [Florida] Governor's Hurricane Conference. Tampa, Florida: June 7-11, 1999
    Governor's Hurricane Conference, P.O. Box 279, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-0279; (727) 944-2724 or (800) 544-5678; fax: (727) 944-2687;; WWW:
    Community and Family Preparedness Conference. Host: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community and Family Preparedness Program (CFP) and the American Red Cross Community Disaster Education Program. Mt. Weather, Virginia: June 8-11, 1999.
    Ralph Swisher, FEMA, 500 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20472; (202) 646-3561; e-mail:
    H.E.L.P.--Health Emergencies in Large Populations. Offered by: International Committee of the Red Cross and World Health Organization. Provisional schedule:
    Baltimore, Maryland: July 12-July 30, 1999
    Honolulu, Hawaii: July 19-August 6, 1999
    National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Annual Conference. Des Moines, Iowa: August 11-16, 1999 (note date change). The NEMA conference features updates on current programs and policies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other relevant governmental organizations, as well as opportunities for state emergency managers to discuss the latest developments in their discipline. For details, contact NEMA, P.O. Box 11910, Lexington, KY 40578-1910; fax: (606) 244-8239; e-mail:; WWW:
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