WORLD ASSOCIATION for
DISASTER and EMERGENCY MEDICINE
In December of 2018, my research on tornados was accepted to the WADEM conference in Brisbane, Australia for an oral presentation on May 7th, 2019. Scroll below to check out the presentation slides, a peek inside the conference, and pictures from all around Brisbane and Sydney.
The abstract of this research was published in the Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Journal by the Cambridge University Press.
Following the preliminary findings I presented on this research at IPRED in Tel Aviv, Israel back in 2018,
this presentation shows the new and ongoing GIS analysis of tornado severity and outbreaks.
New implications are presented on the advantages of severity-specific storm predictions & warnings to the public.
Having the chance to again present my findings within tornado outbreak research to the WADEM congress was the perfect opportunity to refine my ideas and present the new conclusions and ongoing analysis within my study.
With an audience of experts in disaster medicine and natural hazard preparedness, I was eager for feedback that could not only better my research, but my public speaking and conferencing skills as well. And attending WADEM just so happened to give me the chance to cross Australia off of my bucket list!
CONFERENCE + PRESENTATION
Scroll through the pictures to the left for a look into the conference at the Brisbane Convention Center. They even had a wombat, a snake, and a baby kangaroo to pet after dinner on the first evening!
BRISBANE + SYDNEY
In the pictures on the right, you will see a mixture of both Brisbane and Sydney. I had a phenomenal time exploring Australia, with highlights being holding a koala, exploring the University of Queensland St. Lucia campus, and hearing the street artists play music along the Sydney Harbour.