CSCM 2023

The 2023 CSCM World Congress was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia 23-27 October 2023


The whole Dubrovnik region is well-known for its fascinating landscapes, abundant Mediterranean vegetation, mild climate, and interesting smaller settlements. In former times, it became part of the Dubrovnik Republic territory, becoming connected with the city via historical, economic, and trade route ties. The historical core of the city of Dubrovnik as a whole was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1978. Furthermore, there are 1436 protected historical buildings, churches, monasteries, and other sacred buildings and complexes, old fortifications and city walls, necropolises, studied and yet unstudied archaeological finds, old bridges, and summer residences.

The 2023 CSCM World Congress was held at Hotel Croatia shown above. Situated across the bay from the historic walls of Dubrovnik, Hotel Croatia is a leading five-star resort and conference hotel on the southern part of the Adriatic Sea.  Hotel Croatia’s architecture blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings. Shaded by a pine tree forest, while offering spectacular sea views, all 487 rooms feature balconies, which overlook the Adriatic sea or Cavtat Bay. State-of-the-art facilities include numerous gourmet restaurants, a spa center, and two beaches. Hotel Croatia is ideal for a broader experience of the Dubrovnik Riviera.  Suited for business and relaxation alike, the Hotel Croatia serves as an excellent base for exploring the city of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Riviera.

The 2023 CSCM World Congress was held under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Croatia.  In addition, we enjoyed the active participation of the RACVIAC Center for Security Cooperation throughout the organization of the Congress as well as many other international and national organizations.

Conference Topics

  1. National and International Networks for CBRN Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Recovery.
  2. Civil-Military Cooperation and Integration for CBRN Protection and Defense.
  3. Common, Comprehensive, Integrated, and Multidimensional Approach for CBRN Events Management.
  4. Civil-Military CBRN Dual-Use Strategies, Tactics, Methodologies, Technologies and Resources.
  5. Cooperative Action and Initiatives for Mitigation of Infrastructural, Territorial, Social and Economic Impacts and Consequences in Case of CBRN Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters and Terrorism.
  1. Chemical industry disasters.
  2. New Chemical Threats – Novichok nerve agent, binary systems.
  3. Chemical waste management and disposal.
  4. Consequence Management and Countermeasures.
  5. Detection and identification.
  6. Protection and Decontamination.
  7. Medical (health risk assessments).
  1. Management of biosafety and biosecurity risks.
  2. Codes of conduct and responsibilities of scientists.
  3. Legal and ethical relevance of dual-use science and biosecurity.
  4. Dual-use biosecurity dilemma in life science.
  1. The crucial role of Public – Healt Authorities in pandemics.
  2. COVID – 19 session.
  3. Scientific explanations of different responses.
  4. The next threat – “the next nasty”.
  5. Detection/ID/Defense – are militaries ready for combat during a pandemic?
  6. Include the “One Health” dimension – human, animal, and zoonotic threats.
  7. Bio Doctrine and Defense during combat.
  1. Threats, Doctrine & Policy
  2. Detection, Identification & Dosimeter
  3. Active Interrogation Technologies
  4. Protection and Decontamination
  5. Medical (health risk assessments)
  6. RDD Detection and Render Safe Procedures
  1. Climate health crisis – how to apply a CBRNE “spin”?  Emerging climate threat & response – Chem & Bio.
  2. The doctrine of CBRN Defense (Civil Defense, Defense Support to Civil Authorities).
  3. CBRN Teams and HAZMAT Technologies.
  4. Crisis Communications and Evacuation.
  5. Incident response (including emergency, disaster and crisis management).
  6. The Threat Spectrum to Consequence Management.
  7. Safety and Security (Civil safety and security companies and CBRN threat, education of civil population).
  1. Epidemiological measures on the mental status of people, as well as psychological effects at individual, group, and societal level.
  1. Crime scene management and investigation.
  2. Scientific examinations of the trace evidence recovered from the scene.
  3. Forensics and its relevance to stopping WMD Proliferation.
  4. Agencies involved in the response to a CBRN incident.
  5. Technology and types of traces that are examined.
  6. Cybersecurity – Identifying and countering cyber threats.
  1. Use of Robotics in industry.
  2. Use of Robotics specifically in the nuclear energy and Oil & Gas Sector.
  3. Current R&D Robotics projects focused on the energy sector.
  4. Robotic and automated, multi-function, remotely controllable systems of defense against CBRN terrorism threats: detectors, identifiers, decontamination systems, vehicles, and drones.
  1. CBRN Demonstration Exercise.
  2. Congress Field Technical Demonstrations.
  3. Industry Technical Presentations.
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Abstract Submission

Note: there is no requirement to submit an abstract to attend the CSCM congress

To submit an abstract for either a presentation or poster, click the button below.  You will be prompted to enter your email address, submit your name and organization, then choose your topic area and paste your abstract.  Please limit your submission to 250 words.  You will also be prompted to submit a brief biography. Abstract sectors and topics include:

  • Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
  • Global Health Security
  • Black Sea Biosafety & Biosecurity
  • Management of Biosafety and Biosecurity Risks
  • Codes of Conduct and Responsibilities of Scientists
  • Dual-Use Biosecurity Dilemma in Life Science
  • CBRN Medical Countermeasures
  • Domestic Policy
  • International Policy
  • Military/Civilian Methodology, Technologies And Application Post CBRNe Attack
  • CBRNe and WMD Scientific & Technical Intelligence (CBRNe S&T)
  • International Cooperation in Countering a CBRNe Threat/Attack
  • Chemical Weapons
  • Detection and identification
  • Protection and Decontamination
  • Medical Countermeasures
  • Sea Dumped Chemical Munitions
  • Forensics and WMD Proliferation
  • Early Detection & Treatment
  • CBRN Early Warning Systems for Critical Infrastructure
  • Radiological
  • Nuclear

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