The CSCM Congress series has a long history, tracing back to the late 1990s. Congresses have been organized on a nearly annual basis, held variously in Spiez, Switzerland; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Tbilisi, Georgia, and always held under the patronage of the national governments of each country. In total over the years, congresses have included the participation of nearly 2,000 high-ranking scientists from the fields of medicine, toxicology, biochemistry, physics, and biotechnology, as well as defense personnel, emergency response professionals, and government officials from some 50 countries. All participants are concerned with limiting the spread of knowledge concerning weapons of mass destruction while sharing information on approaches to identify, thwart, and respond to possible mass casualty events involving CBRN materials. Congress topics have included: approaches, methodologies, and systems of detection and identification of CBRN substances, personal and collective protection, decontamination, evaluation of possible consequences, and medical treatment in the event of a CBRNe threat or occurrence.
The CBRNe Science and Consequence Management Education Foundation is the CSCM Congress’ organizing entity. Headquartered in the U.S., the foundation is a nonprofit organization that qualifies as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation exists exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Its primary goal is to provide a global community service by improving Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) science awareness; to share scientific information; to educate and encourage members of the global scientific community to observe global norms of non-proliferation; and to further the art, science, and enjoyment of the subject matter. Contributions are welcome and are tax-deductible.
International Organizing Committee (IOC)
International Scientific Committee (ISC)
Croatian Local Organizing Committee
CSCM Congress 2023 is being implemented by the CBRNe Science and Consequence Management Education Foundation based in the US.
The technical organizer of the CSCM Congress 2023 is PerfectMeetings.hr The organizational POC is Ms. Nina Dumančić.