Presentations at the 12th World Congress have been selected to offer useful information for CISM practitioners from a wide range of professions, practice settings and experience levels, organized around the following
Major Content Themes
- Emergency Services
- Disaster Response
- Schools, Children
- Healthcare Settings
- Specialty Populations
- Faith Based Applications
- Team Development & Care
By attending all possible presentations for which continuing education is offered during the six days, you will be eligible for up to 46 contact hours of training. A detailed breakdown of contact hours available for each day of the 12th World Congress can be found on the Certificates of Attendance page.
There are several different types of presentations offered during the six days of the 12th World Congress. Click on the links provided below for the complete list of all presentations.
Pre-Congress workshops are offered as either 1-day, 2-day or 3-day trainings on Tuesday, February 19, Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21, are optional and require an additional registration fee. Each pre-Congress workshop provides 7 contact hours of training per day, with the exception of the 3-day trainings, which will offer 8 hours of training per day. Topics offered in this presentation format typically involve in-depth exploration and/or provide “tools you can use”. A small selection of these workshops meet either core, specialty or elective requirements for the ICISF Certificate of Specialized Training.
A variety of Plenary presentations are offered each morning of the Main Congress (February 22-February 24), as well as Friday evening, for a total of 13 contact hours if all are attended (6.25 hours on Friday, 4 hours on Saturday and 2.5 hours on Sunday). These shorter sessions are presented to all attendees and are typically on topics of general interest to the majority of World Congress participants, such as an exploration of lessons learned from disasters and other crises, unique CISM programs/applications and recent research.
Main Congress registrants choose from among 10 different workshops offered in each time period and can attend up to 4 workshops (two on Friday, 2/22 and two on Saturday, 2/23 if registered for those days), each 1.5 hours in length, for a total of up to 6 contact hours. Afternoon workshops typically present lessons learned, research results, “tools you can use”, innovative programs and applications, and are often targeted to specific professions, specialties and practice settings.
Posters allow for the exchange of information in a visual format and an informal setting. Posters may highlight specific critical incident response programs, CISM teams, response to crises, and current research. Fifteen posters will be on display for 2 days (Friday, 2/22 & Saturday, 2/23); authors of posters will be present to discuss their poster topic and answer questions during the Poster Session, scheduled during the mid-day break on Saturday, 2/23. Neither contact hours nor continuing education credit are offered for the poster session.