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Abstract Submission Deadline is Approaching - 28 November!
21-24 April 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

The 19th WCDEM's theme, Creating Capacity, Building Resilience, includes topics within the spectrum of humanitarian disaster impacts to global health systems and prehospital and crisis response. Congress content will extend from South Africa to regional and global challenges, including UNISDR-HFA activities, with applicability to all communities that are vulnerable to disaster.

Population pressures and shifting environmental shocks will continue to demand collaborative efforts, making case studies and applications of science particularly valuable contributions to WCDEM. Preparedness efforts focused on vulnerable populations that include capacity building strategies at all response levels and segments, e.g., local, national, civilian-military, non-profits are encouraged to submit their work.

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Abstract topic areas include:

  • Capacity Strategies
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Emergency Medical Systems / Prehospital Response and Care
  • Entrenched and Emerging Vulnerabilities
  • Environmental Challenges and Realities
  • Foreign Medical Teams
  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Mass Gatherings
  • Medico-legal
  • Pediatrics and Vulnerable Populations
  • Planning for Response, Modeling for the Future
  • Preparation and Assessment in Disasters
  • Psychosocial
  • Public Health
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • Training and Education
  • French Papers
  • Spanish Papers
  • Other Relevant Topics to Congress Theme