2nd International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health: Reducing Risk, Improving Outco (Disaster Management )

Venue: University of Central Florida

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: May 11, 2011 End Date/Time: May 13, 2011
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The second International Conference on Disaster Management has been reconvened following the success of the first meeting held at the Wessex Institute of Technology in the New Forest, UK.

The world is facing an increasing number of natural disasters affecting millions of people, destroying property and resulting in loss of human life. These include major floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and many others.

These events pose unprecedented risks to human health on a world scale which requires a massive effort by the international community. This conference therefore focuses on current global health risks, and how best to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters in order to reduce human health impacts.

It will help participants to understand the nature of global risks, learn risk management strategies to prepare for disruptive events, and identify the best prevention methods in disaster management and public health. It will provide a forum for the exchange of information between leading academics and partners in disaster management.

Conference topics include;
- Emergency preparedness
- Risk mitigation
- Natural disasters
- Man-made disasters
- Learning from disasters
- Disaster analysis, monitoring and mitigation
- Global risks and health
- Pandemic and biological threats
- Surveillance and early warning systems
- Public health preparedness
- Socio-economic issues
- Service sustainability