Laford presents on campus Meningitis response to IAEM

Robert Laford, Assistant Director of Emergency Management, presented a program on the UMass response to the Meningitis outbreak at the International Association of Emergency Manager’s annual conference, held in Grand Rapids Michigan, recently.  The program, “Outbreak! A Campus Response to Meningitis-B,” reviewed the background, planning and response to the declared outbreak of Meningitis-B that occurred at UMass Amherst during Fall 2017.

This program, presented to members of the IAEM’s University and College Caucus of several hundred Higher-Education Emergency Management peers, shared experiences of the UMass Amherst Office of Emergency Management, campus staff, students and volunteers, and how the campus-wide collaboration played an integral role in the success of the operation.