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Associate Professor Brett Aimers, Chief Professional Officer, St John Ambulance Australia and Conference Co-Chair.

Gold Coast Shines Light on Disaster and Emergency Management Education

The Gold Coast, Australia is set to host the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Conference on 3 – 5 May 2015, providing an educational experience for professionals of the disaster and emergency sector.

With the ever-increasing nature of large-scale disasters and emergencies impacting our communities and a renewed focus on catastrophic planning, the Australian and New Zealand Disaster Management Conference has become the most significant calendar event for the disaster and emergency community.

The conference, now in its fourth year provides the opportunity to share innovative practice, understand emerging research themes and discuss challenges with a view to improving the planning, responses and recovery from emergencies and disasters.

2014 Disaster and Emergency Management Conference Plenary Session

2014 Disaster and Emergency Management Conference Plenary Session

“Last year our conference attracted more than 400 delegates and received abstract and poster submissions from 18 countries; a sure sign that our approach to delivering an inclusive, engaging and contemporary program is successful” says Associate Professor Brett Aimers, Chief Professional Officer, St John Ambulance Australia and Conference Co-Chair.

“Our 2015 conference will focus on research whilst maintaining an interest on showcasing contemporary innovation and approaches to disaster and emergency management” he continues.

This well regarded conference features multi-agency presentations covering all phases of emergency and disaster management – prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.  There will be representation by fire, ambulance, emergency, rescue, volunteer, defence and health sectors.

The Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Conference is a joint initiative of four ‘not-for-profit’ organisation:

  • Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
  • Australian Institute of Emergency Services
  • Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association
  • Association for Sustainability in Business Inc.

This conference will indeed be an important event to attend.

For more information on the conference, please contact the Conference Secretariat:

Website:               www.anzdmc.com.au
Email:                      conference@anzdmc.com.au
Phone:                                      +61 7 5502 2068
Blog:                         www.blog.anzdmc.com.au
Twitter:                                    www.twitter.com/DisasterForums
Facebook:            www.facebook.com/DisasterandEmergencyManagementConference
Hashtag:               #ANZDMC

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