On the occasion of the The Eighth Scientific Symposium in Critical Care Medicine 'New Steps in Critical Care Medicine' at the Critical Care Medicine Institute in Tbilisi, Georgia IAP coordinator P. McGrath wrote an article introducing the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) organization. Peter McGrath, the coordinator of IAP, presented this article at the symposium emphasizing the relevance of IAP's engagement with the UNISDR for achieving the goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The article has now been published in the Official Journal of the Georgian Critical Care Institute & Georgian Academy of Medical Science & Georgian Association of Disaster Critical Care Medicine 2016 No. 29-30, pp.174-183 .