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Below is an event that may be of interest to some of you. Best-- Julie Swann ------------------------- Dear Colleague, Please forward the invitation below to others who might be interested as well. We would like to invite you to attend the 2010 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference, which will take place at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, GA, from March 4-5, 2010. The main objectives of the conference are to articulate the opportunities and challenges in humanitarian response and world health, both from a humanitarian and a corporate/economic perspective, to identify important research issues, to create academic awareness about the research opportunities and to establish priorities for NGOs, corporations, and the government in terms of their strategies, policies, and investments. Please visit the conference website for full details and to access the proceedings from last year's event. The conference will feature high level speakers from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), industry, governments, and the military. Speakers will cover topics including: * Long term development and sustainability * Education, community preparedness, and capacity building * Improving public health * Disaster preparedness, response, and post-disaster operations The conference will have a day and a half of speakers and discussion groups, as well as poster sessions. The afternoon of the second day includes several concurrent training workshops for smaller, interactive groups. Registration information for the conference and the workshops is available at There are special rates for students and NGOs. We will also be able to provide limited support for students who will present posters. For details please visit the conference website. Please note the following deadlines: * The deadline for student travel support applications is January 25th. * The deadline for poster submissions is January 25th (see below or online for instructions). * The early registration deadline for reduced rates is February 5th. We look forward to seeing you at the conference! Sincerely, Ozlem Ergun, Pinar Keskinocak, and Julie Swann Conference Organizers POSTER SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Conference participants are invited to submit a one-page abstract for a poster presentation. The abstracts should have a maximum length of 300 words summarizing the purpose, scope, methods, results, and conclusions of the work. Please submit abstracts online at Guidelines will be distributed for poster preparation. Poster submissions will be judged based on originality, technical quality, and impact of the work. The deadline for abstracts is January 25th, 2010. ------------ Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics Co-directors: Ozlem Ergun, Pinar Keskinocak, and Julie Swann Center ( and Conference ( Supply Chain and Logistics Institute H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30332-0205 ________

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