Main Theme

Rethinking Disaster Nursing in the Changing Risk Landscape

- Primary Health Care to Social Innovation for planetary health -


Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1, 2024


Kobe City College of Nursing
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Call for Abstracts

<Type of abstracts>
a. Oral / Poster Presentations
b. Workshops / Educational Session

<Submission periods>
April 10 – June 30, 2024
<Notification of abstract acceptance>
August 15, 2024

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We hope this message finds you in good health and safety.
We were deeply saddened to hear about the recent earthquake in Taiwan and extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those affected by this tragedy. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time as you work to recover and rebuild.

We would like to inform you that the abstract submission process for our upcoming conference will commence on April 10th.

We understand that many of global disaster nursing colleagues are always impacted by the current situation, and we would offer our support and consideration.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you require any assistance or additional information. We stand in solidarity with you and are here.

Warm regards,

Sakiko Kanbara
WSDN 24 Chair

Abstract Submission Form

Event Outline

We are excited to invite researchers and practitioners from around the world in the fields of nursing, global health, disaster prevention, and environmental studies to participate in a dynamic event featuring lectures, exhibits, and demonstrations both online and in person. This event aims to foster discussions and collaborations among professionals.

November 29(Fri.)-December1(Sun.)2024
Kobe City College of Nursing
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Registration fee
(in person)
(Only Undergraduate)
Early bird
¥30,000 ¥5,000
Late (11/1〜11/28) ¥35,000 ¥5,000
At the site (11/29〜12/1) ¥40,000 ¥5,000

※Depending on the total number of praticipants,students may attend the main session as satellites.

Online Paticipation
Only pre-registration
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Main Theme

Rethinking Disaster Nursing in the Changing Risk Landscape

Primary Health Care to Social Innovation for planetary health

Our goal is to facilitate the sharing of research and practices among nurses specializing in disaster nursing, other professionals, and individuals interested in the field. We aim to exchange information on future social systems, enhance preparedness and mitigation flexibility, build networks, and contribute to the global understanding of disasters. This initiative seeks to improve the safety and security of people worldwide.


Interdisciplinary Pre-Study (Dialogue with Experts) on Climate Change, Planetary Health, and the Blue-Green Infrastructure, Food, Energy & Water (FEW) Nexus, and City Planning.
Main Session with special lectures and dialogues among transdisciplinary practitioners and researchers. Topics include understanding risks, strengthening governance, capacity building, effective collaboration, investing in resilience, promoting human-centered research, and strengthening leadership for disaster risk reduction. Technical sessions will cover Big Data Citizen Science, Drones, GIS, Generative AI, XR, etc.
Conclusion with a focus on preparing for the future. Sessions on health-centered disaster risk management indicators, utilization of new technologies for health, and policy formulation for comprehensive disaster preparedness. An excursion to learn from the local community in Kobe and Hyogo, including visits to the Citizens and Communities.
Call for Abstracts:
Abstract submissions for the main session will open in April. Various other projects will be announced in due course.

Contact Us

Sakiko Kanbara, Professor of Disaster and International Nursing, Basic Nursing, Kobe City College of Nursing.

大会長 神原 咲子(神戸市看護大学 基盤看護学 災害・国際看護学教授)


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