2016 IAEM Conference Review

2016 IAEM Conference Review

64th Annual IAEM Conference Review

Andrew Yarosh         October 24, 2016

The Center for Disaster Research & Education (CDRE) and Millersville University’s Master of Science in Emergency Management (MSEM) Program were represented at the 64th Annual International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) Conference from October 14th to October 19, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia.  The theme of this year's conference was "Working in a Complex World."


Director of CDRE and Coordinator for the MSEM Program, Dr. Sepideh Yalda, along with Emergency Management Professor, Dr. Duane Hagelgans, were accompanied by CDRE graduate assistants Chris Soelle and Andrew Yarosh Three undergraduate student members of Millersville University’s IAEM Student Chapter Jessica Stokes, Katie Prichard, and Jon Beuerle, also attended the conference.  The group participated in promoting the program as a part of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Expo (EMEX).  The CDRE/MSEM booth had an impressive number of visitors including individuals that shared positive feedback regarding the program.


In addition to representing the CDRE and MSEM Program at the EMEX Booth, the faculty and students attended a number of talks led by professionals in the field of emergency management.  There were a number of sessions covering the topics of planning, preparedness, response, recovery, and the “all hazards” approach. During the conference Chris Soelle was honored as a recipient of the IAEM Graduate Student Scholarship and received 1st place in the Academic Research Poster Competition. We are looking forward to the next conference in November 2017 taking place in Long Beach, California.  See you there!