6th International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes

Event Organisers: 

Wessex Institute, UK and University Politecnica delle Marche, Italy.

Date: 

25/09/2019 to 27/09/2019

Registration Deadline: 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Description: 

The International Conference on Disaster Management is being reconvened following the success of the previous meetings, held at Wessex Institute in the New Forest in 2009, the University of Central Florida in Orlando, USA in 2011, A Coruña, Spain in 2013, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2015 and Seville, Spain, 2017.

This series of conferences originated with the need for academia and practitioners to exchange knowledge and experience on the way to handle the increasing risk of natural and human-made disasters. Recent major earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and other natural phenomena have resulted in huge losses in terms of human life and property destruction. A new range of human-made disasters have afflicted humanity in modern times; terrorist activities have been added to more classical disasters such as those due to the failure of industrial installations for instance.

It is important to understand the nature of these global risks to be able to develop strategies to prepare for these events and plan effective responses in terms of disaster management and the associated human health impacts.

The conference provides a forum for the exchange of information between academics and practitioners, and a venue for presentation of the latest developments. The corresponding volume of WIT Transactions containing the papers presented at the meetings are published in paper and digital format and widely distributed around the world. The papers are also archived in the WIT elibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) where they are available to the international community.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Disaster Management 2019. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Disaster analysis
  • Disaster monitoring and mitigation
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Risk mitigation
  • Risk and security
  • Community resilience
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Health risk and disaster psychology
  • Case studies
  • Human factors
  • Multi-hazard risk assessment
  • Risk communications
  • Preparedness and training
  • Learning from disasters
  • Terrorism and man-made disasters
  • Business and service continuity
  • Disaster recovery
  • Integrated systems and solutions for disaster management

Abstract Submission

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible by completing the form below. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Please submit only one abstract per person.

Once your abstract has been reviewed, you will be notified of the acceptance of your abstract and be given a submission date as well as instructions on how to prepare your paper.

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the conference.

Target Audience: 

Academics and practitioners.

Venue: 

Seebay Hotel (formerly the Hotel Excelsior La Fonte)

Venue City: 

Ancona

Venue Country: 

Language of event: 

English

Training type: 

academic
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