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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sergio De Cosmo" <sdecosmo(--nospam--at)GWU.EDU>
To: <GWUVTU-FORUM(--nospam--at)hermes.gwu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 01:18 PM
Subject: GWU/SAIC Homeland Security, Emergency & Risk Mgt. Forum - Hurricane
Katrina 09/27/05


GWU/SAIC Homeland Security, Emergency and Risk Management Forum
Tuesday  - September 27, 2005 5:00 - 7:00 PM (Please note the time
change)
GWU Marvin Center, Room 301


Topic: Hurricane Katrina: Response operations in the state of
Mississippi

Presenters:
Joseph A. Barbera, MD Associate Professor of Engineering Management
and
Systems Engineering and Co-Director of the GWU Institute for Crisis,
Disaster and Risk Management

Anthony Macintyre, MD Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and
Associate Research Professor of Engineering Management and Systems
Engineering

Marvine Hamner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Engineering Management
and
Systems Engineering

Presentation Description:
The panel of presenters will discuss the Hurricane Katrina response
operations in the state of Mississippi.  They will provide their first
hand observations and analyses.

Dr. Joseph Barbera deployed to Mississippi as the Medical Team
Manager for the Fairfax, Virginia Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task
Force, which conducted primary search operations in many shore areas of
Mississippi destroyed by the storm surge and winds.

Dr. Anthony Macintyre deployed as the Medical Officer for the FEMA
Urban Search & Rescue Incident Support Team, which integrates the many
US&R Task Forces into the local response effort.  He supported the
County coroners and other officials, and will discuss strategy for
effectively supporting state and local officials during a catastrophic
incident.

Dr. Marvine Hamner, deployed to Pascagoula, Mississippi as an
observer for the American Red Cross and assumed significant management
responsibilities within the local Red Cross Chapter for response
operations.

The George Washington University Institute for Crisis, Disaster and
Risk Management is proud to announce the first Homeland Security,
Emergency and Risk Management Forum of the 2005 - 2006 academic year
on
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in room 301 of the GWU
Marvin Center (800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC convenient to the
Foggy Bottom Metro Station).  Refreshments will be served during the
5:00 - 5:30 PM social period and the forum will commence promptly at
5:30 PM. There is no registration fee for the forum series, however we
do request that you RSVP (see RSVP information at the end of this
message).

We are also proud to announce that for the sixth consecutive year,
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), is providing
financial support for the forum series.

Please RSVP to Sergio De Cosmo, Research Assistant, The GWU Institute
for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management. E mail to sdecosmo(--nospam--at)gwu.edu
is preferred, however, please feel free to call with any questions to
202-994-6736.


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