The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP) is Calling for Presentations

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Sept., 2004 – The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP) is calling for presentations for the 15th World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM), “The Changing Face of Disaster Management – Defining the New Normal.”

The Conference will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada from July 10-13, 2005.

WCDM is the premier annual event that addresses issues common to all aspects of disaster/emergency management. The conference program includes speakers from many parts of the world and provides excellent opportunities for training and networking among those in Emergency Planning/Management, Emergency Response, Disaster Management Research, Emergency Communications, Business Continuity, Risk Management, Security, IT, HR, Environmental, Community Planning, as well as for the organizations which supply and service these professions. The 2005 Conference is expected to attract over 1,500 delegates from Canada, the US and from around the world.

The Conference theme will be:

“The Changing Face of Disaster Management – Defining the New Normal”

A major goal of the 15th WCDM is to offer a program that challenges delegates by examining traditional concepts and methods, and provides:

  • new ideas and approaches to problem solving
  • both leading edge and topical presentations
  • opportunities to connect with key individuals and organizations across the disaster management spectrum

Presentations should fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Real Events/Lessons Learned
  • Emerging Trends in Disaster Management
  • The Human Element in Disaster Management
  • Technical Issues/Threats
  • Disaster Management Principles & Practices
  • Research and Development

Presentation abstracts must be submitted by December 4, 2004.

If you have knowledge to share please visit our web site at to access the Call for Papers and to see a more detailed description of the program outline.

If you know of someone who might be interested in presenting, please forward this to them.

.Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness
860 Harrington Court, Burlington, ON , L7N 3N4, Canada