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October 16-17, 2015
Tri-State Emergency Responder Conference
Northeast Iowa Community College
Cost and Registration: $198, open until filled
This conference will provide regional fire and emergency medical services personnel with an opportunity to increase their training and knowledge base. Topics include risk management for firefighters, ethical decision making, tactical EMS operations, and customer service skills for first responders.
October 20-23, 2015
Emergency Preparedness and Hazmat Response Conference
Southeastern Pennsylvania Local Emergency Planning Committees and others
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Cost and Registration: $300, open until filled
This conference will provide training, workshops, and other educational opportunities for a broad range of emergency professionals. Topics include hazmat incident command, emerging diseases, pipeline emergency awareness, radiological response, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chemical Facility Standards.
October 22-24, 2014
Backyards and Beyond
National Fire Protection Association
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Cost and Registration: $595 before September 18, open until filled
This conference will examine fire hazards in the wildland-urban interface and lessons learned from the Firewise Program. Topics include recent wildfires in California, Arizona, and Colorado; community resilience, Firewise data for the private sector, and case studies from Myrtle Beach.
October 31 to November 4, 2015
2015 Annual Meeting
American Public Health Association
Cost and Registration: $870 before September 17, open until filled
This conference will focus on helping public health workers form partnerships with a variety of agencies and policy makers to further the health of their communities. Topics include mental health in older adults, racism and public health, multi-sector partnerships to prevent violence, creating healthy places, public health and safety issues, and using science to support decision making.
November 3-5, 2015
Rising Seas Summit
Association of Climate Change Officers
Cost and Registration: $775, open until filled
The conference will provide a multi-sector look at the intersection between climate change, sea level rise, and extreme weather events. Topics include leveraging climate data tools, developing organizational adaptation plans, engaging the business community, protecting drinking water, and addressing policies that mask risk.
November 13-18, 2015
IAEM Annual Conference
International Association of Emergency Managers
Clark County, Nevada
Cost and Registration: $743 before October 13, open until filled
This conference will focus on expanding the spectrum of emergency management and providing training and networking opportunities. Topics include how gender matters in emergency management, disaster research put into practice, social media, and leadership examples from Fukushima and Hurricane Sandy.
November 16-20, 2015
Fire Ecology and Management Congress
Association for Fire Ecology
San Antonio, Texas
Cost and Registration: $475 before October 16, open until filled
This conference will focus on the continuing challenges in bridging fire ecology with fire management. Topics include gender equality and sexual harassment in the wildland fire profession, using big data for fire modeling, prescribed burns, global and international fire studies, community and homeowner mitigation, an analysis for wildfire decision making.
November 17-18, 2015
First Annual AHEPP Conference
Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals
Cost and Registration: $595, open until October 16
This conference will use case studies and lessons learned to address disaster preparedness issues in various types of healthcare facilities. Topics include communications in high-profile events, preparedness for assisted living communities, threats to the power grid, infectious disease and biocontainment, and hospital evacuations.
December 9-11, 2015
Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies
University of Copenhagen
Cost and Registration: $135, open until filled
This conference will look at the status quo of disaster research and management and discuss pressing issues in disaster research across the academic and practical disciplines. Topics include technology in disaster, historical disasters, disaster ethics, the role of religion in disasters, and integrated research for the Sendai Framework.
--------------------December 9-11, 2015
Annual Hazus User Conference
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Cost and Registration: Free, open until filled
This conference will look at Hazus success stories, best practices, lessons learned, and recent research. Topics include the use of Hazus in flood, earthquake, or hurricane studies; international applications of Hazus; academic uses; and enhancements of Hazus hazard and exposure inputs.
December 10-12, 2015
Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures
Applied Technology Council and the American Society of Civil Engineers
San Francisco, California
Cost and Registration: $875 before October 1, open until filled
This conference will focus advances in seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings, including the use of new technologies and materials. Topics include implementation issues, improvements needed in existing standards, resilience and mitigation programs, managing risk, and retrofit solutions.