Global Animal Disaster Management Conference
For the first time, an online conference is bringing to together the world’s leading animal disaster management experts.
Organised by Animal Evac New Zealand, the Global Animal Disaster Management Conference (GADMC) aims to connect leading animal disaster management research with practitioners and fellow academics through a staggered series of free to view, online and recorded webinars.
This online format will allow those interested in this area of study to access the latest research without travel or cost barriers. The staggered interactive presentations will also provide a range of convenient time zones for those presenting and viewing. The Zoom Webinar platform is planned to be used for the event, and the EventXD app will also be used to manage attendee registration and updates, and to enhance attendee experience and gain feedback.
In partnership with the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, proceedings will be considered for publishing in a special edition on animal emergency management in the prestigious Australian Journal of Emergency Management.
- Abstract submissions close: 1 December 2020.
- Notification of acceptance: 7 December 2020.
- Proceeding paper submission deadline: 7 February 2021.
- Online conference opens: 15 February 2021.
- Online conference closes: 25 February 2021.
- Presentation videos released: 1 April 2021.
- AJEM special edition published: July 2021 (approximately).
Free to present, attend and access videos and proceedings. Recordings of the presentations will be made available on conference web page by mid 2021.
- Mr. Steve Glassey (NZ), Chair
- Prof. Mel Taylor (AU)
- Ms. Christine Belcher (AU)
- Mr. Gerardo Huertas (CR)
- Companion animals
- Captive animals and wildlife
- Law, policy and planning
- Farming/Commercial use of animals
- Case studies and lessons management
- Human-animal studies
- Industry and community preparedness
- Education, training and credentialing
- New technologies
Case Studies and specific speakers wanted
We are particularly seeking case studies and research covering the impacts and lessons affecting animals relating to:
- Beirut explosion
- Australian fires
- Queen Hind and Gulf Livestock – maritime disasters
- Taal volcanic eruption
- Japan earthquake and tsunami
- Role of financial institutions and insurers in animal disaster risk reduction
- Managing impacts on animals during complex emergencies (i.e. in conflict zones)
- Issues with self-deploying spontaneous volunteers
- Emergency planning for intensive poultry farming
- Emergency planning for animal laboratories
- Emergency planning for zoos and aquariums
- Disasters affecting horses and donkies
- Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)
- Integration of animal rescue with USAR task force responses
- Review of animal disaster laws at the country level or comparisons between
- Decontamination of animals following a hazardous substance emergency
- Experiences of service dog users during disasters
- Co-habitation and co-location of human and animals at emergency shelters
- We welcome other topics that relate to animal disaster management too.
The conference committee also welcome poster presentations that will be made available on the conference web page.
Awards will be presented for:
- Most engaging presentation (by evaluation)
- Most popular presentation (virtual attendance)
- Most thought provoking presentation (by evaluation)
- Best new emerging researcher (by committee)
- Best presentation (by evaluation)
- Best poster (by committee)
- Special Merit (by committee)
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Sponsorship options available for event and specific presentations.
- Platinum Event Sponsor $2,500 (only one platinum event sponsorship is available)
- Gold Event Sponsor $1000
- Silver Event Sponsor $500
- Bronze Event Sponsor $250
- Key Note Presentation Sponsor $250 (subject to presenter’s approval)
- Plenary Presentation Sponsor $100 (subject to presenter’s approval)
- Post-production video advert on recordings (POA).
Prices in NZD.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
- Animal Evac New Zealand
- OARSC – Oceania Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition