American Public University System Extends 'Call for Papers' Deadline for Homeland Security Conference

New Deadline: Nov. 15, Event Set for Feb. 6-7, Washington, D.C.

Charles Town, West Virginia, UNITED STATES


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Oct. 19, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- American Public University System has extended the "call for papers" deadline to Nov. 15 for its February "Homeland Security: The Ripple Effect" symposium. The event is one of the first-ever homeland security conferences to address the needs of smaller communities when catastrophe strikes. It is set for Feb. 6-7 at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. (www.apus.edu/disaster).

The University System (www.apus.edu) invites academics, emergency managers, law enforcement and public safety officials, federal policy makers, representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others to submit papers addressing the symposium's theme. The homeland security conference tracks include:

 -- Planning and preparation
 -- Training, education and awareness
 -- Command, control and operations

The University System was among the first to offer homeland security degrees. It remains one of the nation's leading homeland security programs because of the depth and breadth of its curriculum.

Submission guidelines

Paper submissions should include a 500-word abstract for the following homeland security conference sessions:

 -- Funding and resources
 -- Healthcare systems in outlying communities
 -- Transportation and mobility
 -- Training, education and public awareness
 -- Local government planning: ensuring continuity after disaster
    strikes
 -- Emergency preparation and response for special populations
 -- Food and water safety and emergency response
 -- Federal response: policy gaps

Submissions should include an abstract and biography and can be e-mailed to events@apus.edu. Presenters should address questions to that e-mail address or call Bob Jaffin, program director, at 603.377.0711.

Register via the homeland security conference web site at www.apus.edu/disaster or call Potomac Management Resources, 888.767.5561 or 703.683.5561. A discount for early registration ends Nov. 30. Group discounts are available.

About American Public University System

American Public University System is comprised of American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). It is a regionally and nationally accredited distance learning institution that serves more than 15,000 students worldwide. The institution provides relevant and affordable distance learning in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs -- taught by professors who are experienced in the real-world subjects they teach. AMU and APU prepare students for careers in homeland security, intelligence, national security, criminal justice, emergency management, business and more.


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