Georgia Tech Hosts Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference
Posted February 25, 2011 | Atlanta, GA
What role does logistics play in reducing the impact of communicable diseases? How can we be better prepared to prevent, mitigate or improve disaster response?
Representatives from the humanitarian sector, government, nonprofits and academia will address these questions and more at the 3rd annual Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference, to be held March 3-4 at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center. The conference is open to the public.
“The conference will play an important role in highlighting the key issues and challenges in the health and humanitarian sectors and will help build bridges, enable the exchange of ideas and establish collaborations across different players,” said Pinar Keskinocak, professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Participants from across the globe – countries such as Canada, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, and Zambia – are expected to attend the conference.
Georgia Tech and The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of United Parcel Service, are sponsors of this year's conference.
"UPS has become a leading force in urgent humanitarian relief with the logistics expertise, technology and assets we can bring," said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation. "Working with partners like Georgia Tech helps UPS to extend its support for our communities in preparedness, response and recovery in times of disaster."
The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center is located at 84 Fifth St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.