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Release date
24 Jul 2014
Release date
24 Jul 2014

Still time for "extras"

With the annual conference now a month away there is still time to consider registering for the valuable “extras” that surround the conference week in Wellington (2-5 September).

You don’t have to be registered for the main conference to attend the professional development sessions, the field trips or the ever-popular Research Forum.

There are five professional development workshops still taking last minute registrations, including these two from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC:

  1. For those new to the sector this is the time to learn all the basics about Emergency Management with an intensive overview by leading industry experts. This workshop is primarily aimed at students and researchers but will also be valuable to those who have recently joined the industry from an unrelated sector.
  2. Legal problems are not an uncommon occurrence after international disaster relief deployments. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has developed guidelines so those involved in international emergency response can properly prepare to deal with all manner of these issues. This workshop will cover both the issues and the guidelines.

There are further workshops on Incident Management as a Profession, and Navigating National Emergency Intelligence Feeds. A masterclass wil be held on Mission Command.

The Research Forum – on Tuesday 2 September – will be an intensive and stimulating opening to the conference week, with three streams of sessions delivering the latest science and innovation across topics including heat and severe weather, community resilience, natural hazards economics, fire modelling, volunteering and much more.

Two of the post-conference field trips are already sold out – the visit to Christchurch and a tour of the National Crisis Management Centre.  But there is still time to join the visit to the Upper South Island to view fire management in the Marlborough and Nelson regions, and a tour of the factory that makes Fraser Trucks for the fire and emergency services industry.

See you in Wellington.

More details on the Research Forum, field trips and the professional development sessions are at the conference website:

http://www.afac.com.au/events/conference

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