3rd international conference on disaster management and human health: Reducing risk, improving outcomes

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Wessex Institute of Technology
Date:
09-11 Jul 2013
Location:
Spain (A Coruña)
Venue:
Hotel Meliá Maria Pita, Avda. Pedro Barrie de la Maza, 1

The third International Conference on Disaster Management is being reconvened following the success of the first two meetings, held at the Wessex Institute of Technology in the New Forest, UK, in 2009 and at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, USA, in 2011.

The world is facing an increasing number of natural disasters affecting millions of people, destroying property and resulting in loss of human life. These include major floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and many others.

Today we are facing unparalleled threats from human-made disasters that can be attributed to the failure of industrial and energy installations as well as deliberate sabotage from terrorists and vandalism during virulent political upheavals.

Added to this is the ever present threat from natural causes ranging from biological pandemics to earthquakes and tsunamis. All these events pose unprecedented risks to human health on a world scale which requires a massive effort by the international community. Because of this, the conference also focuses on current global health risks, and how best to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters in order to reduce human health impacts.

Conference Topics

  • Disaster analysis
  • Disaster monitoring and mitigation
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Risk mitigation
  • Risk and security
  • Safety and resilience
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Biological threats
  • Learning from disasters


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Event fee

Standard registration: €980; Conference chairmen, WIT fellows and members of the Scientific Advisory Committee: €930; Students: €500

What is included in the event fee

Includes conference proceedings, other documentation, and refreshments.

How to register

Please register online, or send the completed registration form to the Conference Secretariat.

Conference Secretariat
Wessex Institute of Technology
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA
Tel: 44 (0) 238 029 3223
Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853


Keywords

Themes:
Health & Health Facilities, Risk Identification & Assessment, Economics of DRR, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Spain
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