Disaster Management Faculty Attend International Association of Emergency Managers Conference
Faculty from Ohio Christian University's Disaster Management program attended the IAEM, International Association of Emergency Managers Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX this past week.
The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 5,000 members worldwide, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing those professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters.
The IAEM Annual Conference provides a number of benefits for its attendees including:
- Education and Training: A forum for current trends and topics, latest tools and technology.
- Collaboration: A place for all levels of government, private sector, public health and related professions to exchange ideas.
- Networking: More than 2,000 participants are expected to attend the IAEM 58th Annual Conference.
- Products and Services: EMEX 2010 showcases technologies, products and services.
In addition, the OCU Disaster Management Program Director, Thad Hicks, attended a number of IAEM Committee meetings that will help shape the Emergency Management field throughout the coming year. Hicks, is a member of two IAEM committees, the Faith-Based, and the Training and Education Committees.
Preparations are already underway for students in the Disaster Management program at Ohio Christian University to attend, and participate in the 2011 meeting, The Stakes are High for Emergency Managers, taking place in Las Vegas, NV.