3132.0 Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Monday, November 5, 2007: 10:30 AM
This session provides valuable information on lessons learned during major disasters, describes an innovative, web-based tool for evacuation planning, and also highlights research on emergencies at schools.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe challenges for hurricane disaster management and recovery operations. 2. Describe a web-based mapping tool for planning community evacuations. 3. Describe parentsí knowledge of school emergency plans. 4. Discuss communication problems during the 9/11 World Trade Center evacuation.

10:30 AM
Urban to rural evacuation: Development of a web-based planning tool
Michael Meit, MPH, MA, Thomas Briggs and Alene Kennedy
10:45 AM
Displacement following Disaster and Incidence of Injury: A Study of the Older Adult Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Lori Uscher-Pines, PhD, MSc, Richard Lieberman, Lynda Burton, ScD, Elizabeth Skinner, MSW and Jonathan Weiner, DrPH
11:00 AM
Attachment, Communication, and Delay during the Evacuation of the World Trade Center on September 11th
Joshua Nathan Semiatin, BA, Martin Sherman, PhD, Robyn R.M. Gershon, DrPH and Marcie S. Rubin, MPH, MPA
11:30 AM
Critical data, challenging circumstances:Lessons from implementing the 2006 Louisiana Health and Population Survey
Erin Bertschy, Gregory Stone, MS, Miranda Bryant, MPH, Colleen Kudla, MPH, Mary Parker, MPH and Clayton Williams, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing