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CTICC: Cape Town International Convention Centre # | Cape town, SOUTH AFRICA
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Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Dates: From Apr, 21, 2015 to Apr, 24, 2015
Location: Cape town, SOUTH AFRICA
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 300 to 1100 USD
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CTICC: Cape Town International Convention Centre #

The Cape Town International Convention Centre Company (Convenco) is the holding company of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Convenco was formed in 1999 through collaboration between the City of Cape Town, the Provincial Government of the Western Cape and the business sector. It is jointly owned by the City of Cape Town (50.2% shareholding), the Provincial Government of the Western Cape (25.1% shareholding), and SunWest International (Pty) Ltd (24.7% shareholding). The primary objective behind the formation of the holding company was to deliver a world-class international convention centre in Cape Town that would provide meeting, convention and exhibition services and facilities for local and international organisations and their guests. It was envisaged by the Convenco co-founders that the CTICC would have a sustainable positive impact on the economic and social development of Cape Town, the Western Cape and South Africa as a whole.
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Event Overview
Welcome message:

On behalf of the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WCDEM) in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference will take place from 21-24 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, and will be hosted by the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine in conjunction with EMSSA.

2015 is an important year for WCDEM, as it will be the first time that this key conference is held in Africa. Disasters can strike anywhere, but often cause the greatest devastation when they hit communities that are not prepared to handle the resulting devastation. With this in mind, the theme for the 2015 conference will be Creating Capacity, Building Resilience. We will focus on utilizing prevention and preparedness to minimize the impact of disasters and hasten recovery by developing more disaster resilient communities.

Emergency Medicine is rapidly developing in Africa. It was first recognized as a separate specialty in South Africa in 2003, and in 2010 the FIFA World Cuptm brought a new emphasis and focus on training in the field of disaster and mass gathering medicine. Four years later, the skills and systems developed for the World Cup remain, and are allowing an accelerated appreciation and expansion of disaster services and planning in the country. Many other sub-Saharan countries are now following suit and developing their emergency and disaster care response systems, in line with the World Health Assembly’s call for better disaster preparedness.

As South Africa's professional society, EMSSA is spearheading the development of this evolving specialty around the country and throughout the rest of the continent. We aim to improve the quality of emergency care and disaster management in areas where it is needed most by building capacity through training and outreach.

The local organising committee looks forward to welcoming you to our beautiful city, which was recently named the "Number 1 Place to Go in 2014" by the New York Times. While you are here, we hope you take advantage of our social program and find time to visit some of our top attractions including the iconic Table Mountain, our world-renowned winelands, and the historic Robben Island.
We look forward to meeting you in Cape Town!

Warm regards

Professor Lee A Wallis

Chair, Local Organising Committee

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Southern Sun The Cullinan

Standard Room (Queen or 2 Double Beds) - R1,812.95/R2,115.95 (ZAR) per night (Single/Double Occupancy). 

- Buffet Breakfast Included
- Internet Included

Room types are based on availability and rates include 1% Tourism Levy.

A well-known landmark in the Cape Town CBD, Southern Sun The Cullinan brings guests all the luxury that is expected of an award-winning hotel from Tsogo Sun. The hotel is situated within one of the most sought-after areas in the city – within easy reach of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Long Street and many other attractions.


But while its location is without a doubt envious, it is only the start of what makes this hotel an iconic place to stay. Classic style with an opulent twist ensures that every need is met, while a variety of world-class facilities add even more to the sense of indulgence. Whether you are travelling on business or pleasure, you may not ever wish to leave your sumptuous home-from-home.

Southern Sun Waterfront

Standard Room (1 Queen or 2 Double Beds) - R1,610.95/R1,913.95 (ZAR) per night (Single/Double Occupancy). 

- Buffet Breakfast Included
- Internet Included

Room types are based on availability and rates and include 1% Tourism Levy.

As one of the best-known hotels within the Tsogo Sun portfolio, Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town is situated in the heart of the city’s most sought-after areas. Business travellers have the advantage of being minutes away from the Cape Town International Conference Centre and other major corporate hubs, while leisure travellers are right in the midst of the city’s most popular landmarks. 

Being a short walk away from the famous V&A Waterfront and other Cape Town sights is just the start of this iconic accommodation landmark’s appeal. Post-card views of the harbour and of Signal Hill are rivalled only by the stylish, inviting presence of the hotel itself. Step inside the impressive lobby, and you will soon discover why this hotel continues to snap up awards.

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Submission Info

The World Association for Disaster Emergency Medicine (WADEM) is calling for abstracts for the 19th World Congress for Disaster Emergency Medicine (WCDEM) 21-24 April 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.

This year’s theme Creating Capacity, Building Resilience includes topics within the spectrum of humanitarian disaster impacts to global health systems and pre-hospital and crisis response. Presentation content will extend from South Africa to regional and global challenges, having applicability to all communities that are vulnerable to disaster.

Population pressures and shifting environmental shocks will continue to demand collaborative efforts, making case studies and applications of science particularly valuable contributions to WCDEM. Preparedness efforts focused on vulnerable populations that include capacity building strategies at all response levels and segments, e.g., local, national, civilian-military, nonprofits are encouraged to submit their work.

Transferring knowledge to the next generation of crisis response leaders is a long-term commitment of WADEM/WCDEM. Training, education, and knowledge sharing are crucial components. All abstracts submissions are encouraged to consider the transferability of their work to attendees of differing geographic contexts of humanitarian response.

Sample topic areas include:

  1. Capacity Strategies
  2. Collaborative Relationships
  3. Emergency Medical Systems / Pre-Hospital Response
  4. Hospitals and Health Systems
  5. Entrenched and Emerging Vulnerabilities
  6. Environmental Challenges and Realities
  7. Foreign Medical Teams
  8. Mass Gatherings
  9. Medico- Legal
  10. Pediatrics and Vulnerable Populations
  11. Planning for Response, Modeling for the Future
  12. Pre hospital Care
  13. Preparation and Assessment in Disasters
  14. Psycho Social
  15. Public Health
  16. Research
  17. Social Media
  18. Training and Education
  19. French Papers
  20. Spanish Papers
  21. Other Relevant Topics to Congress Theme

Submission Guidelines

  • All abtracts must be submitted electronically using the WCDEM submission system. Abstract submissions by email will not be accepted.
  • Abstracts CANNOT exceed 300 words (approximately 2,000 characters including spaces, but excluding the title and the authors).
  • Papers must not have been published previously.
    • Selected papers may be published in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine.
  • Abstracts must be submitted under one of the following abstract types:
    • Research data
    • Proposed study suggestions
    • Field/case study reports
  • Abstracts must be submitted under one of the following presentation preferences:
    • Oral Presentation
    • Oral Poster Presentation to Focus Group
    • No Preference
  • Final presentation type is determined by the program committee.
    • If you select “Oral Presentation” your oral abstract will be considered for an “Oral Poster Presentation to Focus Group.“ If not accepted for an Oral Presentation, you may opt out of this option during the submission process.
  • Content must be organized as follows:
    • Study/Objective
    • Background
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
  • Photos are not permitted.
  • 1 Table or 1 diagram is permitted.
  • Papers will be accepted in English, French and Spanish.
    • English is the official language of the Congress.
  • There is no fee for submitting an abstract.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author may submit.
  • Commercial presentations are not permitted.
  • The submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation that it will be presented at the 19th WCDEM.
  • License of copyright and consent to publication:When you submit an abstract, you will be asked to verify as the author and on behalf of all authors of the abstract, the following declarations:
    • All authors of the abstract have reviewed the abstract and confirm that all information is correct. The authors accept that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission, and they are aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.
    • Submission of the abstract constitutes consent of all authors of the abstract to publication (e.g. WADEM/WCDEM website, programs, other promotions).
    • All authors of the abstract warrant and represent that they either are the sole owners of, or have all necessary rights to, sublicense all the information and content in the abstract provided to WADEM and its WCDEM organizers, and that publication of the abstract does not infringe any rights, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights, or of any third parties.
    • All authors of the abstract grant WADEM a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the abstract.
    • All authors of the abstract grant exclusive permission to WADEM to record the audio and video portion, if any, of the abstract presentation at WCDEM and to collect and retain all revenues from all rebroadcasts (including web broadcasts), sales, and publications of such recordings.
    • WADEM reserves the right to remove from any publication any abstract that does not comply with the above.
    • Submission of the contact details provided are those of the submitter of the abstract. The submitter will be notified about the status of the abstract and is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.

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2101 - 1177 West Hastings St., 

Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 2K3 

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International Conference Services 

2101 - 1177 West Hastings St., 

Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 2K3 

P: +1 (604) 681 2153 

F: +1 (604) 681 1049 


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