16th World Conference on Disaster Management

Emergency Management and Business Continuity Working Together

( http://www.wcdm.org/ )

Call for Papers

The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP) is calling for presentations for the 16th World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM).

The Conference will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada from June 18-21, 2006.

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, Business Continuity, Emergency Response, Disaster Management Research, Emergency Communications, Emergency Health, Risk Management, Security, IT, HR, Environmental, Community Planning, as well as for the organizations which supply and service these professions. The 2006 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 – A Global Perspective”

A major goal of the 16th 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 3, 2005.

If you have some knowledge to share and would like to submit an abstract, or know of someone who might be interested in presenting, please visit our web site at http://www.wcdm.org/ to access the Call for Papers and to see a more detailed description of the program outline.

If you have any questions please call Adrian Gordon at (905) 331-2552 or email: agordon@ccep.ca