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1,300 attend PRIMA in Boston; 2008 moves to Calif.


BOSTON—The Public Risk Management Assn.'s 28th annual conference earlier this month in Boston featured dozens of educational sessions, including the organization's first benefits track.

Other sessions focused on, among other things, accounting issues, enterprise risk management, police liability, professional development, returning veterans, school safety, terrorism and workplace safety.

The conference drew 1,300 attendees, about 100 more than last year, according to a PRIMA spokeswoman. There were 116 exhibitors, about the same as last year, she said.

Risk managers can purchase a multimedia CD-ROM containing recordings of and handout materials for all or selected sessions by calling 888-609-8273. Prices for the CDs vary, depending on the number of sessions purchased. A CD covering all of the sessions costs $205, including shipping.

Next year's annual conference is scheduled for June 1-4, 2008, in Anaheim, Calif. Educational sessions will be held at the Hilton Anaheim hotel, and the conference's exhibition hall will be at the adjacent Anaheim Convention Center.

Further information about PRIMA is available at the organization's Web site,