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Lost Person Behavior: Strategies for Searching for an Individual with Dementia

August 31, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Speaker: Robert J. Koester, renowned expert in Search and Rescue
Robert J. Koester first joined the Appalachian Search & Rescue Conference in 1981 and since then has participated in
hundreds of searches. He holds a Master of Science degree in biology (neurobiology) from the University of Virginia.
He is a research associate at Kingston University in London. His contributions to search and rescue include seminal research
on lost person behavior (with emphasis on dementia) and the International Search and Rescue Incident Database (ISRID).
A Type 1 incident commander, instructor for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and past president
of the Virginia Search and Rescue Council (15 years), Robert has also worked for the United States Coast Guard, National
Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Park Service, and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Author of
numerous books and articles on search and rescue. He has presented in Aruba, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Ireland, New
Zealand, the United Kingdom, and throughout the United States.
Cost is $35 and includes breakfast, lunch, and parking.

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Sponsoring hospital/group: Aging Institute
For more information, call 412-864-2396 or email edingerpj@upmc.edu

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August 31, 2017
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Cumberland Woods Village
700 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101 United States
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