People in Disasters Conference 2016

 

24-26 February 2016
Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Christchurch
New Zealand

'The ability of people and communities not just to recover from but thrive in the face and aftermath of adversity'

Welcome

Welcome to the website for the inaugural People in Disasters Conference 2016, which will be held at The Air Force Museum of New Zealand 24-26 February 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. On behalf of my fellow convenors, Cathy King and Graeme McColl, I would like to invite you to join us at this exciting event. It is a joint venture between the Canterbury District Health Board and the ‘Researching the Health Implications of Seismic Events’ (RHISE) group, which was established after the February 2011 earthquake in the Canterbury region of New Zealand.

As an Emergency Medicine Physician working in the regional hospital during the Canterbury earthquake I became an accidental earthquake academic, fascinated by how people, communities and health systems were affected by and responded to this extraordinary and devastating event. The stories and research from my home and from comparable events in other times and places have informed and inspired me. In addition, they have made me aware there is a great deal still to understand, so we might better prepare and respond to natural disasters. This conference will bring together clever, experienced and inquisitive people from around our world to further this understanding.

I’m very excited about this conference. It will be an incredible experience. I hope you can join us.

Mike Ardagh
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chair of the RHISE Group.
Co-convenor People in Disasters Conference 2016

 

Need help with Accommodation and Travel?
The People in Disasters Conference are pleased to have Orbit Travel as a Bronze sponsor of the conference. If you require any help with accommodation and travel please contact Michelle van Noorden: Email michellevn@hot.co.nz, Phone +64 3 339 3455

Key Dates

Event Key Date
Earlybird Registration Close 31 August 2015
Call for Abstract Close 31 August 2015
Standard Registration Close 29 November 2015
People in Disasters Conference 24-26 February 2016

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