Around the world communities are continually faced with catastrophic natural disasters including floods, bushfires, cyclones, earthquake, tsunamis and severe weather events. The results can be devastating with significant consequences to infrastructure, communities, businesses and the mental wellbeing of individuals.
What can we learn from the past and how do we become better prepared for future disasters, emergencies and hazards? How can Emergency Services adapt and work together to ensure efficient and quick recovery and reconstruction?
Bringing together leading representatives from fire, police, ambulance, emergency, rescue, volunteer, defence and health sectors the Conference will deliberate and discuss Disaster and Emergency Management issues confronting Australia, New Zealand and Internationally.
Abstracts to present in the 2016 program are now being accepted. We encourage you to submit your abstract before the Christmas break. Abstracts close: Monday 8 February 2016.
The 2016 program will explore the following topics:
- International Response to Disasters
- The Recovery Process
- Understanding and Enhancing Resilience
- Volunteers in Emergencies
- Consequence Management – from Preparation to Business Continuity
- Crisis Leadership
- Psycho-Social Implications of Disaster Management
- Emerging Technology and Capability Needs
- Urban Search and Rescue
Presenters in the conference program will have a chance to win one full registration and 2 nights accommodation to the 2017 conference along with a commemorative plaque, if judged the most valuable contribution to the educational program.
Join the confirmed keynote speakers in 2016 to deliberate and discuss Disaster and Emergency Management issues confronting Australia, New Zealand and Internationally.
|A/Professor Brett Aimers
Adjunct Associate Professor, James Cook University.
Director, Australian Institute of Emergency Services
|Dr Joanna L. Batstone
Vice President and Lab Director.
IBM Research Australia
|Commissioner Katarina Carroll
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
|A/Professor Sarb Johal
Associate Professor in Disaster Mental Health,
Joint Centre for Disaster Research Massey University, NZ
|Ms Julie Molloy
Director, Social Engagement,
|Mr Brendan Moon
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Reconstruction Authority