The inaugural People in Disasters Conference 2016, will be held at The Air Force Museum of New Zealand 24-26 February 2016 in Christchurch.
It is a joint venture between the Canterbury District Health Board and Researching the Health Implications of Seismic Events (RHISE) group which was established after the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake.
The conference is your chance to hear first-hand from those with recent experience on the front line and from people who have studied and researched the effects of disasters on individuals and communities. It will provide unique insights into the experiences of people who have been affected by, and who have responded to natural disasters.
It's not just about Canterbury, New Zealand. People from a variety of geographical and professional backgrounds, with experience of many different natural disasters, will put the Christchurch experience into a rich, international context, greatly enhancing delegates' depth and breadth of understanding of people in disasters.
Early bird registration closes 31 August 2015.
Visit the official website www.peopleindisasters.org.nz or read the People in Disasters Conference Brochure for more information.