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  • conference@anzdmc.com.au


Conference Topics include:

Leadership, Communication and Collaboration

  • Leadership, motivation for positive outcomes
  • Emergency operation, centre operation, effective
  • decision making
  • Workforce management, scheduling and safety
  • Identification and solutions for vulnerable people
  • Community engagement and strategy
  • Interfacing with private sector

Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery

  • First responders
  • Planning process and relevant training
  • Emergency response and recovery
  • Resilience
  • Building cultural competencies in recovery workers
  • Community inclusiveness
  • Volunteers
  • Lessons learned / case studies
  • Mental health and psycho-social recovery
  • Counter terrorism
  • Emerging technology i.e. robotics, drones

Evidence Based Research

  • Predicting emergencies
  • Global and national trends
  • Future planning

Climate Extremes

  • Changing climate and its effects on lifestyles, communities and severe weather events
  • Disaster health and environment
  • Adaptation plan
  • Infrastructure resilience
  • Human and social response and recovery management

Government Influence

  • Disaster management, senior government level
  • Engineering disasters, the risk to responders, critical thinking
  • Local government staff deployment for an emergency event
  • Mitigation pre disaster or emergency
  • Waste management post disaster or emergency

Open Topics

Conference topics are not limited to the above categories but are designed to provide guidance when submitting an abstract. If you do not feel you fit into one of the above categories, please submit your abstract under “Open”.


  • Notification to authors: 15 March 2019
  • Author acceptances due: 22 March 2019
  • Draft program available: 26 March 2019
  • Presentation amendments: 19 April 2019
  • Presenter registration and payment: 1 May 2019
  • Early bird registrations close: 8 May 2019