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Call for posters: Advancing Communities’ Disaster Resilience Conference

Poster Submission deadline: August 2nd, 2013

CTSI Community Engagement Key Function
Community Engagement in Research Conference: Advancing Communities’ Disaster Resilience
Conference Date:  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 The Harley Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee, WI.

Milwaukee flood, July 22, 2010..

Milwaukee flood, July 22, 2010.


The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin Community Engagement Key Function in collaboration with Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Health are hosting a one-day conference to expand dialogue on advancing community resilience in preparation for possible future disasters which have been common in this region and state.

This conference is tailored for academic, clinical and community researchers interested in developing a local/regional/international pathway to whole community emergency preparedness.  The success of the conference will also come from equal participation of a wide variety constituents, including government officials, public health professionals, community based organizations, small and large businesses, and volunteer groups.    By attending the conference, participants will explore the following questions;

·        What are current approaches and trends in Disaster Management practice and science?

·        What are the community and academic perspectives and experiences on major local disasters and risks which can enhance a shared awareness and align for resilience during future events?

·        How can existing community-academic partnerships reveal potential and existing community assets available for “in-place” preparedness and disaster/emergency response?

·        What are potential next steps for establishing a “whole community disaster response”?

The event will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 8:00-4:00 pm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Harley Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee WI.  If you are interested in attending please e-mail Anne Kissack at and you will be placed on a mailing list to receive periodic updates on the event. In the future, online registration will be posted on the CTSI website