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End-user Julie Molloy (Volunteering Queensland) at the 2015 ANZDEMC.
End-user Julie Molloy (Volunteering Queensland) at the 2015 ANZDEMC.
Release date
08 Dec 2016
More information:
Dr Michael Rumsewicz
Research Director

Abstract opportunities available for disaster and emergency management conference

Abstract submissions are now open for the Australian and New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference. 

The conference is now in its sixth year, and the third directly aligned with the CRC, and will be held from 22 to 23 May 2017 at Jupiters Hotel on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The conference will attract delegates from a range of countries, more than 100 speakers and 40 exhibitors, from across the emergency and disaster management sector. 

CRC project teams and researchers are encouraged to consider submitting an abstract. Topics to be address at the conference include:

  • Technology and operations
  • Multi-agency response
  • Understanding and enhancing resilience
  • Emerging technology and capability needs
  • The recovery process
  • Crisis leadership
  • Volunteers in emergencies
  • Psycho-social implications of disaster management
  • International response to disasters
  • Consequence management
  • Open topics.

There are four options for presentations which you can select in the online submission form:

  1. 30-minute oral presentation
  2. Present in the forum
  3. Panel presentation
  4. Poster presentation.

The conference is a joint initiative of four ‘not-for-profit’ organisations: the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, the Australian Institute of Emergency Services, the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc. and the Association for Sustainability in Business Inc.

For more information visit the ANZ Disaster & Emergency Management Conference website.

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