CHHS co-hosts Disaster Response Management Forum, April 27

Posted March 30, 2016 | Atlanta, GA

WHAT: Disaster Management Forum: Pre-Planning to Mitigation
WHEN: April 27, 201612:30-6:30PM
WHERE: The Garage@ on 5th (Tech Square, 848 Spring Street, NW)
REGISTER: online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disaster-response-and-mitigation-forum-tickets-24292304938. There is no charge for the event, but please register in advance.

The Georgia Tech Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) with the Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) brought together governmental experts, policy makers, researchers, and decision makers to share current efforts, research, and new problems identified in the space of disaster and humanitarian response. Through this limited engagement, stakeholders shareed, learned, and built problem solving coalitions against the many new and rapidly emerging population-level problems affecting our country and the world at-large.

Forum Objectives:

  • discuss current state of the art practices and strategies to respond to disaster
  • learn about the ongoing research and technology development to support and enhance our capabilities for disaster responses
  • understand the role of community in response, and;
  • explore the gaps and opportunities to improve response systems.

Poster submission on view at the event on technologies or research applications related to challenges in disaster response, visit: http://ipat.gatech.edu/disaster-response-and-mitigation-forum-poster-session


The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) connects Georgia Tech researchers to a network of industry, government and nonprofit partners to create game-changing ideas and new technologies that drive economic growth and empower people through five main areas of research: health, media, education, humanitarian systems and enterprise transformation. To learn more about IPaT partners and initiatives on and off campus, visit: ipat.gatech.edu.

The Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) is an Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) at Georgia Tech aiming to improve healthcare delivery and operations, public health, and humanitarian response and development though education, outreach and innovative solutions. To learn more about the center's educationla offering, events and projects, visit hhscenter.gatech.edu.